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Next phase of home improvement programme begins

Fitting new external insulation to one of our homes

The next phase of a multi-million pound project to improve the condition of more than 1,000 homes has got underway following the appointment of contractors.

We're carrying out improvements to our non-traditional properties in South Gloucestershire and have awarded the £2.5m contract to carry out this year’s work to Keepmoat. Over the next six months, the firm will be installing new external wall insulation to around 170 homes to improve their energy efficiency.

Head of Property Investment Richard Hopkins said: “We have a commitment to investing to improve the quality of our homes for customers.

“This work will not only improve the condition and extend the lifespan of the properties, it will also help customers save money through reduced heating bills. Because of the way these properties were built many of them are now suffering problems with cold and damp, but these improvements will make them warmer, cheaper to heat and should make a big difference to everyone who lives in them.

“We’re pleased to be working again with Keepmoat on the next phase of this project. They’ve already refurbished more than 250 of our homes and we’ve had great feedback from customers who have already had the insulation installed. We’re looking forward to working with them again to improve the quality of our customers’ homes.”

This year’s programme includes improvements to homes in Filton, Little Stoke, Cadbury Heath Winterbourne, with work already underway to the first properties in Patchway.

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