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.

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Iconic Scottish tower blocks to be demolished

19/12/2014 9:58 am

The iconic Whitevale and Bluevale high-rise flats in the Gallowgate, owned by Glasgow Housing Association (GHA), are to be demolished next year.

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ECO funds 97% of government-backed energy efficiency measures

18/12/2014 12:14 pm

One million energy efficiency measures have been installed under government schemes, with 97% of these funded through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).


Council publishes damning report into ALMO fraud allegations

18/12/2014 9:21 am

Weaknesses leading to alleged fraud and corruption at a social landlord were allowed to ‘fester’ due to ‘ineffective leadership’, according to a damning report published by Hounslow Council.

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Labour backing for gas access law change

16/12/2014 8:59 am

Emma Reynolds is backing a change to the law to make it easier for housing associations to access homes for gas safety checks.

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What's on in the housing sector this week - 15 - 19 Dec

15/12/2014 0:01 am

A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 15 - 19 December 2014.

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Millions to make homes warmer allocated to councils

12/12/2014 5:09 pm

The Scottish Government has allocated a large chunk of its £60m home energy efficiency fund.

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Research finds link between energy efficient homes and asthma

12/12/2014 0:00 am

The drive for energy efficient homes could increase asthma risks, according to new research by the University of Exeter Medical School

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Today is the launch of Inside Housing’s live news blog and, typically, it seems to be a relatively quiet one for housing news. Oh wait, that’s just the IH newsroom following last night’s Christmas party.

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A sign of things to come


The coalition government’s final autumn statement provided interesting reading, writes Emma Maier

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The Internet of Things


Are housing providers ready for the Internet of Things?, asks Stewart Davison

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Summer heating


Careful design and analysis is needed to combat summer overheating, says Andrew Mellor


Fixing the future


First the good news – the majority of people working for social landlords think their repairs and maintenance services are good or adequate.

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