Council Housing Capital Investment Programme - Expired Lifecycles
The government’s Decent Homes programme came to an end in 2011, but its spirit remains fundamental as we plan future housing stock investment.
Over the next five years we plan to inspect all of our 64,000 council houses, approximately 12,800 per year.
Our technical surveyors are conducting full stock condition surveys in order to collect accurate and up-to-date information, including the age, condition, and the remaining repairs life of current elements and fittings, such as front door, window, kitchen and so on. This stock information is then used to inform future capital investment programmes.
Currently, the main focus of surveying is on properties where we know that one or more property elements have reached the end of their current repairs life cycle. Full stock conditions surveys at these properties will determine whether the property needs to be prioritised for future investment.
Due to the limited budget available each year, it is not possible to issue improvement work for the council's full housing stock in any one financial year. Improvement works are done on a rolling, on-going basis. For this reason, gathering up to date stock information is critical so that the council can target priorities appropriately.
We will be informing customers when work will be carried out within their property a month before the Contractor will contact them. Your co-operation in allowing the council's technical surveyors to carry out full stock condition surveys in your home will be greatly appreciated.
Visit our Capital Investment Programme 2013/14 page to find out how many properties in each District will receive upgrades during this financial year.
See our before and after page to find out more about which elements are being prioritised, and examples of upgrade work.
You can also keep up to date with our activity by following us on Twitter: @BCCCapitalWorks.
The upgrade work will be carried out by our partners:
- Thomas Vale
- Wilmott Dixon
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