Repairs and maintenance

The latest from the social housing contracting sector, with news and views on planned maintenance, decent homes work, responsive repairs, tenders, deals, frameworks, and health and safety.


Islington launches in-house repairs after ending maintenance contract

01/08/2014 3:29 pm

A London borough has brought its repairs and maintenance service back in-house after cancelling its contract with Kier.

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Contractor wins central England maintenance contract worth more than £8.5m

30/07/2014 1:57 pm

Keepmoat Property Services has won a five-year maintenance and void property works contract worth more than £8.5m with a social landlord.


Green deal's £120m pot closes following 'surge' in demand

25/07/2014 12:09 pm

The government has closed applications to its Green Deal Home Improvement Fund because of ‘overwhelming popular demand’.

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ALMO signs £15m repairs contract

25/07/2014 10:54 am

Brent Housing Partnership (BHP) has appointed Wates Living Space to handle its repairs and maintenance under a £15m-a-year contract.

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How Genesis slashed spending by £19m a year

24/07/2014 8:42 am

Genesis Housing Association has wiped £19m off its annual costs, following a two-year programme of aggressive efficiency measures.

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Warning to landlords and tenants after 'near miss' from communal blaze

23/07/2014 8:18 am

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has warned tenants and landlords of the dangers of leaving combustible materials in communal areas, after seven people had to be rescued from a blaze yesterday morning.

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Government's new fuel poverty proposals 'full of holes'

22/07/2014 6:12 pm

The government has been slammed by campaigners over plans announced today to target fuel poverty.

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