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Wates launches venture to address 160,000 damp social homes

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Wates launches venture to address 160,000 damp social homes

The new Healthy Homes service will see Wates deliver bespoke programmes of work, using both a direct labour force and specialist supply chain. This will help social landlords to address repairs before they become legal disputes, reducing legal fees and resulting in happy and safe residents, reports Contract Journal.

Wates said it had already signed six social housing landlords for the new service. David Morgan, executive managing director of Wates Property Services, said: “Issues of disrepair, and damp and mould are a growing challenge for social landlords, which are compounded by equally pressing priorities of energy efficiency retrofit, routine maintenance and fire safety.

“Treating these with equal importance is vital, but can create budgetary pressures.

“The aim of our Healthy Homes service is to work with customers to address these challenges alongside our complementary services, ensuring that we are improving the lives of residents at every available opportunity while maximising value for money for landlords.”

Wates’ Damp and Mould service will source cost-effective and innovative solutions to improve ventilation. These will include products and services identified by Wates Sustainable Technology Services through the Wates Innovation Network Portal, which works to identify innovative technologies to improve property efficiency and lifespan.

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