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.

Sean BIrrane

Contractor appoints new chief executive

31/10/2014 11:29 am

A contractor has appointed a new chief executive as it continues to remodel its business into four key divisions.

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Social landlords shun renewable heat scheme due to upfront costs

31/10/2014 0:00 am

Sector calls for more financial incentives and government tariff pledge

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Case for government investment to reduce fuel poverty is 'strong'

30/10/2014 10:05 am

The business case for government investment in a major home energy efficiency infrastructure programme is ‘strong’ and could result in £4.95bn financial savings for UK households by 2030, according to a report released today.

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Better repairs 'top priority' for social tenants

29/10/2014 10:48 am

Four in 10 social housing tenants have cited better repairs and maintenance as their top priority for improving quality of life.

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Contractor announced for second stage of Battersea redevelopment

28/10/2014 11:48 am

Skanska has won the contract for the second stage of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment, which is estimated to be worth around £750 million.

Michael Gelling

Tenant body concern over gas access call

28/10/2014 9:30 am

England’s largest social housing tenant body has spoken out against a campaign to give housing associations more powers to access homes for gas inspections.

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London borough secures £150m EIB funding in new deal

27/10/2014 5:13 pm

A new £1bn pot of lending for social housing, urban renewal and energy efficiency has been agreed between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the London Green Fund (LGF).

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More repairs and maintenance news

Carl Brown small

Time for common sense on gas safety


The social housing sector often sends the government inconsistent or complicated messages, but the latest campaign on gas safety is both clear and deserves to be heard

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A lot of hot air


Paul Ciniglio reveals the results of research conducted by First Wessex and the Zero Carbon Hub into the installations of mechanical ventilation with heat recovery


Coming of age?


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

Theresa Mohammed, Trowers

Put bad practice behind you


Social landlords don’t know whether contractors are requesting payment for the right amounts, warns Theresa Mohammed

Simon Green large

Going green or going backwards


The government’s haphazard announcements on sustainability just before recess have left social landlords with a lot of questions

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What's on in the housing sector this week - 21 - 25 July


A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 21 to 25 of July.

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Happier by design


Why should we put up with pedestrian-looking homes?

Jeremy Kape

Removing the eco shackles


The social housing sector needs a different approach to financing retrofitting than the current government policy, says Jeremy Kape

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