We’re continuing our 19-year partnership with Hertfordshire County Council with £4.5m contract.

We’ve been appointed by Hertfordshire County Council to carry out a range of planned, reactive, and minor works across the Council’s 1,025 corporate buildings, libraries, fire stations, adult day care centres, youth centres, rural estates, open spaces, and schools.

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Wates Chairman Lives The Dream

A dream came true for our Chairman Tim Wates, when he took to the turf of his beloved Crystal Palace Football Club at Selhurst Park.

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We have increased our electric vehicles by over 50%

We have increased our fleet of electric maintenance vehicles by over 50% in a second major investment to our property services fleet in under 12 months

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Helping social housing residents live happier and healthier lives

Summer Sampson, Disrepair Manager at Wates, shares insight on the long-term solutions needed to help social housing overcome some of its biggest challenges.

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We’ve ramped up work to improve the country’s  social housing stock with ‘healthy homes’ launch

We manage repairs and maintenance for over 500,000 homes on behalf of 65 social landlord customers, has launched a new dedicated service designed to combat two of the greatest challenges facing social housing, disrepair, and damp and mould.

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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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