Homes upgraded in £4.75 million programme
Published by Neil Shaefer for Railway Housing Association in Housing and also in Communities
A housing association is upgrading almost 900 of its homes across the UK as part of a £4.75 million improvement programme.
Railway Housing Association is carrying out improvements that include the installation of new central heating boilers, kitchens, bathrooms and doors.
In total, 898 properties in areas such as Darlington, Newcastle, Hull, Doncaster, York and Leeds, are included in the planned maintenance programme, which started in 2012 and will continue to 2017.
The Association is estimating that the installation of the new boilers alone could produce up to three figure savings for residents each year, based on average fuel consumption.
Andrea Abbott, Railway Housing Association’s Director of Asset Management, said: “Currently, 100% of our homes meet the Government’s Decent Homes Standard, but we are committed to undertaking planned improvements to our homes to make sure that they continue to meet the standard.
“Maintaining our residents’ homes is the biggest single investment we make, but it is not just simply about installing a new boiler or a kitchen. We strive constantly to reduce our carbon footprint and seek to introduce environmentally friendly and energy saving measures as part of our planned maintenance programme.
“The new boilers we are installing will produce up to three figure savings a year, which in the current economic climate we hope will be of great benefit to our residents.”