£4million contract to improve council homes

We are continuing to invest in our properties after we recently agreed to spend £4million on a new roofing replacement contract.

Our Executive agreed to let the contract to Bluelines Roofing who will undertake roofing replacement and repair works on our existing housing stock across the District, starting in April 2023.

We manage over 5,000 properties and the contract will run for four-years, seeing roofs replaced, along with soffits and facia where necessary.

Nearly 200 council properties have already been completed under the current roofing contract and Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Sandra Peake stated the additional investment reiterates the Council’s commitment to its tenants.

Councillor Peake said, “This really is a key area of work for us. Some of our properties are over sixty-years old so it is vitally important that we keep on top of big repairs like replacing roofs before they start and cause serious problems.

“As a landlord we pride ourselves on making sure we have good quality, well maintained and sustainable, housing. So investments like this give our tenants the comfort and knowledge that we will continue to look after and maintain your property to a good standard.

"Not only are we making people’s homes more comfortable for them, but we are helping to improve their efficiency, which is especially important in the current climate where household bills are continuing to rise.”

Bluelines Roofing were one of eight companies who tendered for the contract in January 2023.


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