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What we've achieved in 2018/2019

What we've achieved in 2018/2019

In the last financial year the council have invested over £4.534m on key projects, improving the condition of the Housing stock. This builds on previous investment commitments and continues to sustain and consolidate the council’s position in terms of compliance with the Scottish Housing Quality standard and working to achieve the new Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) by the May 2020 deadline.

Throughout 2018-19 the following works were carried out to completion within our Housing Stock -

Work Completed 2018/19
Project Number of Houses Completed
Bathroom Replacement 15 Homes
Kitchen Replacement 251 Homes Upgraded
Major Adaptations 71 Properties Upgraded
Damp Rot Eradication 68 Jobs Completed
Front Door Replacements 101 Completed
Central Heating Programme 73 Homes Upgraded. 8 of these included houses houses being converted from electric to gas
Safe Electrical Upgrade Tests Completed - 34 Houses
Rewires - 15 Homes
Roof Replacement 168 Homes Completed
Roughcast/Cladding Replacement 30 Properties
Secure Door Entry Upgrade

7 blocks completed that include 26 individual flats
6 blocks enhanced which includes 60 properties

Fencing Replacement 117 Gardens Completed
Asbestos Testing

A total of 113 surveys were completed and a further 26 air samples

Asbestos Removal Works A total of 109 asbestos removal jobs were carried out within the domestic housing stock.  These were predominantly low risk facia and soffit boards in roofs and also the removal of artex
External Thermal Wall Upgrade 57 Homes Completed
Stock Condition Surveys

503 External Property Surveys
150 Internal property Surveys
23 Garages

Refurbishment to Newly Purchased Properties 9 Properties Purchased. Four were new build and five were refurbished
Window Replacement Programme 277 Homes Upgraded
Energy Performance Certification Assessments 417 Surveys Completed
Making Clacks Better Tenant Improvement Fund 40 Indivicual Jobs Completed

Our Performance in Achieving the Scottish Housing Quality Standard (SHQS)

Using the charter methodology for assessment of SHQS, the council is currently 97.73% compliant. We are statistcally one of the best performing Councils in Scotland.

Failures   

  • Free From Disrepair - A total of 10 properties fail the SHQS Section B 
    "Free from Disrepair" criteria as at the 31st of March 2019.  Six properties failing due to serious disrepair are due to wall render failures within a mixed tenure common block of flats, we will attempt to upgrade this financial year. Four properties failing due to serious disrepair an external staircase collapse.  This is currently awaiting building control sign off after completion of work.

  • Health Safe and SecureA total of 85 properties are currently failing due to defective secure door entry systems located within areas that require large scale regeneration. Full programmes of works are being developed for these areas and will include SDES upgrade. Owner occupiers have refused to engage in the process of shared cost repair. We are starting process early 2019.
SHQS Compliance at 31 March 2019
SHQS Number of Properties failing Percentage Compliant
Tolerable Standard 0 100%
Free From Serious Disrepair 10 99.8%
Energy Efficiency 17 100%
Modern Facilities & Services 0 100%
Health, Safe & Secure 85 98.28%

Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) Progress in 2018/19

The Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) was launched by the Scottish Government in March 2014. This is a new energy efficiency rating for all Social Housing to be achieved by May 2020. It aims to encourage landlords to improve the energy efficiency of its housing stock. This is an enhancement of the previous Scottish Housing Quality Standard element 35.  

As at May 2019  Clackmannanshire Council is  72.7%compliant with the EESSH standard. Good progress has been made during the year with a further External Wall Insulation programme tackling non-traditionally built homes (Cruden) within Clackmannan , Sauchie , Alva , Tillicoultry and Alloa which were completed in October 2018. 

Good progress has been made in 2017/18 through our window replacement and central heating upgrade programmes which have led to a higher number of compliant homes with the new standard.

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For Further Information Contact

Housing Investment Team
Kelliebank, ALLOA, FK10 1NT
Tel: 01259 452000
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