Feb 21, 2019 Last Updated 2:53 PM, Feb 5, 2019

Housing

Rise to the challenge

With recent changes to the Schedule of Rates, David Thornton of The Window Company (Contracts) urges social housing providers and contractors not to be caught out by scaffolding costs.
Since 2012 local authorities have been developing 30 year asset management plans and business plans while also adjusting to the introduction of a new self-financing system. These changes have contributed to a…
Nigel Goddard, Director of Building Surveying, Pellings LLP talks to Public Sector Build Journal about the responsibilities of social housing landlords, and the requirement to provide clarity when embarking on major refurbishment…
Work to transform a former Cumbria County Council depot into a £1.4m affordable homes scheme for local people, has been completed in Sedbergh.

Fighting fuel poverty

A recent survey for the National Housing Federation on welfare reform, found that housing associations estimate that nearly one in five of their working age tenants in receipt of Housing Benefit are…
The redevelopment of the eastern end of the Thames View Estate in Barking provides 276 high quality affordable homes for Londoners, achieved without grant-funding or cross-subsidy: the development was made possible by…
Over the past year work has started in Nottingham on the biggest council-home building programme since the seventies. Four hundred new council homes will be built over the next four years, creating…

What makes a Decent Home?

In 2010, the Homes and Communities Agency reported that 92% of social housing met Decent Homes standards. However, a recent study of UK social housing tenants found that more than half believe…
With so many priorities to juggle, getting specification right for social housing projects can be a challenge for Registered Providers (RPs). To examine the pressing issues currently affecting specification in social housing,…
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