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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Council invests £75m from HRA into housing projects

17/04/2014 1:21 pm

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.

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ECO changes could have 'serious implications' on fuel poverty

17/04/2014 11:12 am

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. 

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Decent homes programme saved £392m


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.

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Head of sustainability, Lakehouse

Worry over eco cuts


A review of the energy company obligation could mean a step back for efforts to insulate hard-to-treat homes

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ECO: Up the ambition


The government should take a lesson from its 1666 predecessor about being ambitious, says Matthew O’Connell

Senior associate, Trowers & Hamlins

Pinning down payments


Landlords need to take threats of contractor insolvency seriously

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Explosive opener for Commonwealth Games - for and against


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’.

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