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.
Hull Council has decided to invest £75 million from its housing revenue account in building 3,500 new homes, retrofit 3,000 and bringing 650 properties back into use.
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.
The decent homes programme saved the NHS £392 million by reducing the number of accidents and illnesses between 2001 and 2010, according to modelling by researchers at consultancy BRE.
A review of the energy company obligation could mean a step back for efforts to insulate hard-to-treat homes
The government should take a lesson from its 1666 predecessor about being ambitious, says Matthew O’Connell
Landlords need to take threats of contractor insolvency seriously
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’.