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.

Blackpool coastal housing

ALMO chief executive retirement and court case ‘unrelated’

22/04/2014 1:33 pm

The retirement announcement of an arm’s-length management organisation chief in the same week as the ALMO was in court for putting residents at risk is ‘bad timing’, according to a council spokesperson.

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Council invests £75m from HRA into housing projects

17/04/2014 1:21 pm

Hull Council has decided to invest £75 million from its housing revenue account to build 3,500 homes, retrofit 3,000 and bring 650 properties back into use.

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ECO changes could have 'serious implications' on fuel poverty

17/04/2014 11:12 am

The government’s changes to the energy company obligation could have ‘serious implications for funding schemes that tackle fuel poverty’, according to the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations. 

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Head of sustainability, Lakehouse

Worry over eco cuts

17/04/2014

A review of the energy company obligation could mean a step back for efforts to insulate hard-to-treat homes

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ECO: Up the ambition

11/04/2014

The government should take a lesson from its 1666 predecessor about being ambitious, says Matthew O’Connell

Senior associate, Trowers & Hamlins

Pinning down payments

11/04/2014

Landlords need to take threats of contractor insolvency seriously

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Explosive opener for Commonwealth Games - for and against

10/04/2014

The demolition of five historic tower blocks as part of the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has sparked debate in the Inside Housing office. Two of our reporters go head-to-head with arguments for and against the ‘spectacle’.

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