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What we've achieved

What we've achieved


In the last financial year the council have invested over £8m 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).

Throughout 2019/20 the following works were carried out to completion within our housing stock:

Work Completed 2019/20
Project Number of Houses Completed
Window replacement programme 106
Bathroom replacements 2
Kitchen replacements 8
Aids and Adaptations 0
Conversions and upgradings 1
Weir Multicon upgrade 2 pilot homes
Central heating upgrades 33
Safe electrical tests and upgrades 18
Roof replacements 41
Roughcast/cladding replacement 36
Roof and render 7
Secure door entry upgrades 0
Fencing replacements 8
Asbestos testing 0
Asbestos removal works 0
Stock condition surveys 63 (external only)
Completed damp/rot works 14
Refurbishment to newly purchased properties 5

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

Using the charter methodology for assessment of SHQS, the council is currently 98.6% compliant. We are statistcally one of the best performing Councils in Scotland.

SHQS Compliance at 31 March 2019
SHQS Number of Properties failing Percentage Compliant
Tolerable Standard 0 100%
Free From Serious Disrepair 11 99.8%
Energy Efficiency 0 100%
Modern Facilities & Services 0 100%
Health, Safe & Secure 85 98.28%
  • Free From Disrepair
    • A total of 6 properties failing due to serious disrepair are due to wall render failures within a mixed tenure common block of flats, which we upgrade this financial year.
    • 5 properties are currently below tolerable standard due to structural disrepair related to external stair cases. 
    • Owners are in consultation with the council and make safe repairs have been carried out until all work can be completed.
  • Health Safe and Secure
    • A total of 85 properties are currently failing due to defective secure door entry systems located within areas that require large scale regeneration.
    • A full programmes of works is being developed for these areas and will include SDES upgrade.
    • Owner occupiers have refused to engage in the process of shared cost repair.

Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) Progress in 2019/20

The Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) is the energy efficiency rating for all social housing, which 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 April 2020 the council 86.13% compliant with the EESSH standard. Good progress has been made with an external wall insulation programme tackling non-traditionally built homes (Cruden) within Clackmannan, Sauchie, Alva, Tillicoultry and Alloa being completed. 

Good progress has been made in 2019/20 with our window replacement and central heating upgrade programmes resulting in more EESSH compliant homes.

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For Further Information Contact

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