We have stared work on our latest £1.3 million planned maintenance programme across County Durham.
Hundreds of homes will benefit from the work we are undertaking throughout 2017/18
These improvements include the installation of new central heating boilers, fires and also double-glazed windows.
It forms part of a rolling planned maintenance programme DAMHA carries out each year. This ensures our properties, many of which are over 70 years old, meet national housing standards.
Among the first to have work completed was Margaret Lennon, who lives in Parkside, Seaham.
She said: “I had a new kitchen fitted and I couldn’t be happier with it. I was also able to choose my own units and handles. The work was quick and efficient with any fuss; it’s fantastic.”
In total, over 400 DAMHA properties in areas such as Murton, Crook, Fishburn, Esh Winning and Durham are part of the programme. DAMHA will also be carrying out improvements to its two sheltered housing schemes. These are at Rutherford House in Easington and Bulmer House in South Shields.
Pauline York, DAMHA’s Operations Director, said: “This is a significant investment on our part but one which is necessary to ensure our homes continue to be safe, warm and comfortable places in which to live.
“When you consider our oldest properties were constructed in 1909, whilst they are also very well built, it is important we bring them up to the standards of the 21st century.
“We are looking forward to working with the residents whose properties form part of the 2017/18 programme. And awe re sure they will like the final results.”
Click here for a full list of the work.