In the last financial year the council have invested over £5.8 million on key projects improving the condition of the Housing stock within Clackmannanshire. The key contracts that were completed in 2017-18 are detailed below:
|Project||Number of Houses Completed|
|Bathroom Replacement||10 Homes Completed|
|Kitchen Replacement||156 Homes Completed|
|Major Adaptations||35 Properties Completed|
|Damp Rot Eradication||45 Jobs Completed|
|Front Door Replacements||10 Homes Completed|
|Central Heating||420 homes upgraded with new central heating system with "A" Rated combi boiler|
|Safe Electrical Upgrade||103 Homes re-wired with a further 442 fully tested|
|Houses with Roof and Wall Replacement||83 Homes Completed|
|Roof Replacement||32 Homes Completed|
|Roughcast/Cladding Replacement||41 Homes Upgraded|
|Secure Door Entry Upgrade||46 properties benefit from upgrade across 8 common blocks|
|Fencing Replacement||103 properties with front and rear garden fences upgraded|
|Asbestos Testing||88 Asbestos Surveys Undertaken|
|Asbestos Removal Works||137 Asbestos Removals Undertaken|
|External Thermal Wall Upgrade||11 non-traditionally built homes completed|
|Stock Condition Surveys||418 Homes Surveyed|
|Refurbishment to Purchased Properties||6 Properties Upgraded|
|Window Replacement Programme||408 Houses Completed|
Using the charter methodology for assessment of SHQS, the council is currently 97.65% compliant. Reported failures and abeyances are as follows:
These are 6 flats in Alloa Town centre failing due to defective wall fabric. This is due to it being in excess of 20% failure of wall fabric. Council properties are in a minority ownership within these blocks and agreement needs to be sought with sharing common owners in order to agree a programme of works. A further 2 were structural failures to an access walkway within Tullibody Road. Costs are being collated for refurbishment.
Abeyances Reported to the Scottish Government
These are recorded to the Scottish Housing Regulator where it has not been possible to carry out planned upgrades due to tenant refusals and failure to gain agreement from sharing private owners.
|SHQS||Number of Properties failing||Percentage Compliant|
|Free From Serious Disrepair||8||99.8%|
|Modern Facilities & Services||4||99.92%|
|Health, Safe & Secure||103||97.91%|
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 2018 Clackmannanshire Council is 71.69 %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 scheduled to complete by the 30th of June 2018. Current failures are mainly due to our remaining non-traditionally built housing stock still to be upgraded within Alva and , previous central heating refusals within our programme , coal and electrically central heated properties and housing with older heating systems replaced prior to 2006.
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.
Housing Investment Team
Kelliebank, ALLOA, FK10 1NT
Tel: 01259 452000