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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Government's fuel poverty proposals slammed

22/07/2014 6:12 pm

The government has been slammed by fuel poverty campaigners over plans announced today to target fuel poverty.


Green deal plans up by 14% Video

22/07/2014 4:20 pm

3,234 homes had green deal plans in progress by the end of June - a 14% rise from the end of May.

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£4.5m energy-efficiency pot available for Scottish landlords

17/07/2014 4:35 pm

Social landlords in Scotland are now be able to apply for a chunk of the £4.5m fund to improve energy-efficiency measures in their homes.

Neil Litherland

Retirement announcement for ALMO chief executive

16/07/2014 3:03 pm

The chief executive of Lambeth Living has announced he will retire next year.

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Government offers £100m housing debt write-off to spark regeneration

14/07/2014 3:34 pm

The government has offered to write off an additional £100m of historic housing debt in a bid to spark estate regeneration through stock transfer.

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What's on in the housing sector this week

14/07/2014 10:14 am

A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 14 to 18 July.

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Dirty care home warned by CQC


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued enforcement action against a Salvation Army-run care home in Bath because staff did not meet standards on cleanliness and infection control.

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What's on in the housing sector this week


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

Chief executive, Ducane Housing Association

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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Lessons from lifting people out of fuel poverty


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.

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Fool’s gold


Some existing residents won’t reap the benefits of Hackney’s Woodberry Down scheme

Elaine Gibson, ANCHO, Chartered Institute of Housing election

Weighing up the risks


The answer to addressing access for gas safety checks could be as simple as getting to know your tenants better, says Elaine Gibson

Director, John McCall Architects

Easier insulation


A new guide for landlords will help to streamline the insulating process

Nick Duxbury

Lessons still to be learned


The only thing that could add to the tragedy of the 2009 Lakanal House fire would be if the sector failed to learn from it.

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