Thousands of home improvements on the way with Places for People

We have been appointed by leading UK social enterprise, Places for People, to upgrade thousands of homes across the central and north east as part of a £104m major works investment framework.

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We’ve secured our largest SHDF contract to date

We have secured a £21m contract to carry out energy improvement works on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich through the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Wave 2.1, becoming our largest SHDF contract to date.

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SHDF wave 2.1 contracts exceed £100m

We’ve further cemented our presence as a leader in social housing retrofit having secured £107m of Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Wave 2.1 contracts on behalf of 17 social landlords.

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Nottinghamshire County Council

In May 2022, we began a whole house retrofit contract for Nottinghamshire Council as part of their £1.5m Social Housing Decarbonisation Demonstrator Fund works

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Stonewater

In July 2022, we began a retrofit project with Stonewater, after they took the decision to decarbonise a number of their least energy efficient homes.

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Bromford Housing Group

We supported our partners at Bromford Housing to secure £3.5m of funding through Wave 2.1 of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund.

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Settle Group

In May 2023, we began a contract with Settle to carry out zero carbon retrofit improvements to 670 homes across North Hertfordshire.

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Dacorum Borough Council

Our partnership with Dacorum Borough Council (DBC) began in April 2022 with a project to decarbonise 24 properties to achieve a minimum Energy Performance Certificate Band C and a heat demand target of 90kwh/m2/annum.

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We call on government to release SHDF wave 3 in the autumn statement

The Government’s recent steps back on green policies are a cause for concern in successfully decarbonising the UK’s homes.

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The Guinness Partnership

Our work for The Guinness Partnership (Guinness) saw us complete part-house retrofits to 52 homes in Crewe as part of the BEIS Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Demonstrator project. Our role in leading the retrofit project was to catalyse innovation and develop best practice to inform Guinness’ future social housing retrofit projects.

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Dangerous Structures

We have a long history of delivering rapid response emergency services to clients across the UK, including over 14 years responding to dangerous structures incidents across 33 London Boroughs and surrounding areas.

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We’re accelerating decarbonisation with electric fleet investment

We’re speeding ahead with plans to decarbonise its commercial van fleet with a major investment to replace 45 small diesel, supervisor vans with new electric cars.

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We’re growing Brent portfolio with £35m major works

We’re set to expand our presence in London with the appointment of our housing maintenance services team  to deliver Brent Council’s Major Works programme across its social housing portfolio.

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Wrexham Council

A first for Wrexham County Borough Council, this pilot scheme was delivered by our Retrofit team, alongside partners Energy Specifics and Construction Thinking, to transform an inefficient void property into a pioneering zero-carbon home.

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How the Gove housing speech could start a retrofit revolution

While the headlines from Michael Gove’s housing speech on 23 July may have focused mainly on a renewed commitment to building one million new homes by 2024 and for more homes to be built in city centres the Government also announced new measures for permitted development relaxing previous restrictions around changing buildings like shops and offices into homes

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Why the construction industry must avoid gender sterotypes

Amy Smith, Partnership Director and Co-Chair of the Parents and Carers Network tells Fawcett why the construction industry must avoid gender stereotypes, and encourage girls and young women to take up STEM subjects.

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L&Q appoints our housing maintenance division to £2bn major works programme

We have been appointed by leading housing association, L&Q to deliver maintenance and fire safety works to 13,400 homes as part of a 15-year, major works programme worth up to £300m a year.

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Social Housing Maintenance, Stonewater

Our appointment as maintenance provider for social landlord Stonewater on a 15-year, £105m contract not only shows the standing the company is building in the social housing sector, but also the way that it is prepared to innovate to provide great service to its customers.

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