DAMHA has started work on a £1 million programme which will see hundreds of our existing properties receiving upgrades.
Our 2021/22 planned maintenance programme will result in around 500 homes and sheltered housing schemes across County Durham having some sort of work undertaken.
This will include:
• The installation of new, UPVC double-glazed windows at 177 homes.
• Boiler and/or fires replaced at 96 homes.
• New doors fitted at 148 homes.
• New kitchens fitted at 45 homes.
Sheltered housing schemes in areas like Easington and South Shields will also benefit from new fencing and landscape improvements.
DAMHA’s rolling planned maintenance programme is required to ensure its properties, some of which are 100 years old, meet national housing standards.
DAMHA Chief Executive Paul Mullis said: “It’s important that as well as building new affordable homes for people that we do not forget about our existing homes, which make up the vast bulk of our total stock.
“Given the age of these homes, we are continually carrying out upgrade work, whether that is providing new modern kitchens or more energy efficient boilers.
“We are, of course, carrying put this work whilst following Covid-19 secure guidelines because nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and wellbeing of our residents, most of which are at least 70 and over.
A full list of the planned maintenance work can be viewed here.