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.
The cabinet for a West Yorkshire council will be asked to approve a £9.2m solar project next week.
A total of seven in ten UK households say landlords should be barred from renting out homes unless they improve their energy efficiency levels, according to research.
Only 3% of renewable heat measures installed under a government scheme are in social homes, according to government figures released today.
The new chief executive of a social housing contractor has denied that United House’s £4.5m loss was a driver for its decision to merge with Bullock Construction.
Kier Group has announced a £1bn increase in turnover following its acquisition of May Gurney, but has also seen a small fall in profits once exceptional items are removed.
Council tenants in Salford will find out next week if they will be able to vote to transfer ownership of their homes to a co-operative to release £75m of investment.
Plans to refurbish the south London tower block where six tenants died in a devastating fire five years ago have been outlined.
Landlords have had 10 years to get used to being subject to EU procurement regulations but some still don’t get they could use them to their advantage, argues Rebecca Rees
Social landlords don’t know whether contractors are requesting payment for the right amounts, warns Theresa Mohammed
The government’s haphazard announcements on sustainability just before recess have left social landlords with a lot of questions
A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 21 to 25 of July.
Why should we put up with pedestrian-looking homes?
The social housing sector needs a different approach to financing retrofitting than the current government policy, says Jeremy Kape
As a preview of his Chartered Institute of Housing conference event, Nigel Banks discusses tackling the nine million households in fuel poverty with lessons he’s learned.
Some existing residents won’t reap the benefits of Hackney’s Woodberry Down scheme