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Millions invested into regeneration of homes in Bristol

23 March 2011 No Comment

Bristol City Council is set to spend nearly £10 million upgrading some of the local authority houses in the area.

The council is spending the money upgrading houses in the area to comply with the Decent Homes Standard, a directive launched in 2000 that required 95 per cent of all council houses to be warm, weatherproof and fitted with modern facilities.


Affordable and sustainable homes

In accordance with the guidelines, the council are fitting cavity wall insulation, repairing or replacing roof tiles and guttering, repairing concrete and fitting external cladding. The work will see the houses become more energy efficient, less reliant on maintenance and more comfortable for the tenants living there.

“Feedback has shown that this is a key issue and by making sure we address this we will also help ensure that long term tenancy problems are avoided,” Councillor Dr Mark Wright told Housing News of Bristol’s redevelopment plans.

There will also be a significant investment into alterations to homes for elderly people or those with disabilities, offering the same level of efficiency, warmth and weatherproofing as the local authority houses.

The Homes and Communities Agency’s investment and regeneration manager John Boutwood told homesandcommunities.co.uk, “It is vital that we continue to provide opportunities for vulnerable older people to live in affordable and sustainable homes.”

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