Improvements to your home

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Every year we carry out improvements or planned maintenance to your home.

This means that we can make sure your home is maintained to this highest standards. For full details of our current planned works, call our Customer Care Line on 0300 123 3456.

There are a number of different types of planned works that we carry out.

Gas servicing

Over 15,000 of our homes have gas appliances. We have to service them every year.

As well as keeping you, your family and your neighbours safe, a serviced boiler will save you money on your gas bills.

There is no charge for this service.

When your next gas check is due, you’ll hear from our gas contractors: please make sure you keep this appointment.

Very occasionally, people refuse to let us service their gas appliances: we then have to take them to court. We’ve even had to evict people because of this.

We don’t like to do this, but a faulty gas appliance could be a death sentence.

Call us on 0300 123 3456 if you want to book a gas safety check.

Planned investment work

Planned investment work can cover improvements to your home, both internally and externally.

Each year we undertake stock condition surveys to our properties to determine what works need to be included in our programmes for renewal of elements such as:

  • Communal area decoration
  • Window and roof renewal
  • Kitchen & Bathroom
  • Heating and electrical system upgrades

Call us on 0300 123 3456, or contact us online, if you notice something that you think needs our attention.

You can also find answers to frequently asked questions regarding our planned investment works programmes here.

Lifts and other communal systems

We have to maintain over 120 lifts in our estates, as well as numerous security and fire systems.

We try to keep any disruption caused by this maintenance to a minimum, but we have to make sure that these systems are serviced regularly.

Call us on 0300 123 3456 if you notice a lift that’s broken down or needs maintenance.

Aids and adaptations

We can pur minor aids and adaptations in place to help you live independently in your home.

We’re fully committed to meeting the needs of our tenants who might have special requirements or disabilities. This might mean installing hand rails, ramps or lever taps. We will need to assess your needs first, and then work out how to best meet these needs.

Major works may require more specialist assessment and funding.

Call us on 0300 123 3456 if you think you need an aid or adaptation to your home.

Asbestos

We carry out asbestos surveys on a regular basis on all properties which are likely to contain asbestos.

Our staff are trained in asbestos awareness and are able to identify potential hazards. If we spot something, we’ll make sure that we involve a specialist asbestos surveying company.

Estate improvements

Do you have a suggestion on how to improve your estate? Why not speak to your Neighbourhood Manager who may be able to help transfer your ideas into a community project.

Improving health, wealth and wellbeing through housing

Improving health, wealth and wellbeing through housing

Improving health, wealth and wellbeing through housing