The Decent Homes Standard was introduced by the Government to improve social housing throughout the country. In response, housing associations have had to undertake works to ensure that the properties they own meet these standards.
GIA was asked by Hastoe Housing Association to inspect its properties to identify where standards were falling short and to project manage the work required.
The properties were located across several sites in the south of the UK. The works involved kitchen and bathroom replacements, and rewiring of approximately 500 tenanted properties.
Task and Outcome:
Liaised with tenants and carried out initial inspections of the properties to identify failings against the Decent Homes standard and establish the extent of work required
Produced specifications for works required and accompanying schedules
Worked closely with mechanical and electrical engineers regarding heating and rewiring
Managed tenant relationships throughout the upgrade to their properties
Performed the contract administration role, managing contract variations, valuations, progress updates and contractual issues
Communicated with the client on a regular basis regarding financial reports and budget adherence.
Decent Homes Works Project
Hastoe Housing Association