Barrhead Housing Associations cyclical maintenance programme includes the following services:

 GAS SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE

Barrhead housing Association carry out an annual gas service to ensure gas appliances within your home are safe. This is a legal requirement for landlords.

  • Every year around 30 people die in the UK, with many others severely ill, from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by gas appliances and flues which have not been properly maintained. This unacceptable number of deaths would be even higher if it wasn’t for the strict legislation in the UK. You can’t see it, you can’t taste it and you can’t even smell it, but carbon monoxide can kill without warning in just a matter of hours.
  • The service should last around 30 minutes, if you cannot give access personally then perhaps a friend or relative can. Should you have difficulty providing access during the day we can make a specific appointment normally with a 2 hour time slot if you contact us in advance of your appointment date.
  • We will write to you with an appointment should you fail to provide access another appointment will be issued and you could face a £35 charge if the contractor does not obtain access. If you further fail to provide access or to contact us we will pass your information to your Customer Services Officer to investigate abandonment proceedings. If access for the gas service is still not provided then the Association will take the necessary action to gain access to the property on the legally due date.

 

Close Cleaning & Communal Cleaning

Cameron Cleaning Services undertake a weekly close cleaning service for residents in closes, who have agreed to participate in the communal cleaning contract. A contract specification and dates for cleaning are provided to each owner and tenant involved in the contract.

 

Electrical Safety

Barrhead Housing Association is committed to ensuring that an Electrical Installation Certificate is completed within the recommended timescales for each individual property:

  • 5 year period for each property.
  • 3 year period for all communal and commercial electrical supplies.
  • An electrical test will also be completed on every property that becomes void before a new tenant is allowed to take up occupancy to ensure that the property meets the required electrical and health and safety standards.

 

Gutter Cleaning

Barrhead Housing Association have a 3 year gutter cleaning contract in place with Patersons Safety Anchors to identify which properties require an annual/bi-annual or three yearly clean. Within this contract Patersons Safety Anchors will also undertake minor repairs or replacements to rainwater goods, slates and roofs.

Roof Anchor Testing
Barrhead Housing Association carry out an annual test of all our roof anchors to ensure that they are fit for use by contractors accessing the roof and comply with Health & Safety regulations.  This is undertaken as part of the Gutter Cleaning contract by Patersons Safety Anchors.

Landscape Maintenance
McDermotts deliver the Landscaping and Ground Maintenance contract – working across all our locations: carrying out grass cutting/pruning/weeding/litter picking/ tree works where required and hard landscaping upon request.

Energy Performance Certificates
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) measures the energy efficiency of a property using a rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). The EPC also contains typical energy costs and recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money. Barrhead Housing Association is committed to ensuring that each individual property has an EPC in place which will be renewed every 10 years.

 

2018-19 Programme

        DATES ARE INDICATIVE
        PROGRESS
ADDRESS WORK TYPE LEAD

OFFICER

CONTRACTOR START COMPLETION
Gas Maintenance          
All Addresses Gas Maintenance and Servicing Property Services TBC April 2018 March 2019
Landscaping          
Various Addresses Landscaping and Maintenance Emily Connell McDermotts April 2018 March 2019
Communal Cleaning          
Various Addresses Cleaning of Communal Areas Emily Connell Cameron Cleaning April 2018 March 2019
Energy Performance Certificates          
Various Addresses EPC Inspections Amanda Kean Optimum April 2018 March 2019
Electrical Installation Certificates          
Various Addresses – Residential Electrical Inspections Emily Connell GD Chalmers April 2018 March 2019
Various Addresses – Communal Electrical Inspections Emily Connell GD Chalmers April 2018 March 2019
Gutter Cleaning          
All Addresses Gutter Cleaning and Small Repairs to rainwater goods Emily Connell Paterson Safety Anchors April 2018 March 2019
Smoke Detectors          
Various Addresses  

Replacement Smoke Alarms and Annual Inspections

Property Services GasSure April 2018 March 2019
CO Alarms / Monitors          
Various Addresses – As Required  

Replacement CO Alarms and Annual Inspections

Property Services TBC April 2018 March 2019
Quality Assurance          
Various Addresses Quality Assurance – Gas Property Services Optimum April 2018 March 2019
Various Addresses Quality Assurance – Electrical Property Services Optimum April 2018 March 2019
Electrical: Re-Wire          
Various Addresses New Consumer Unit Janice Peters GD Chalmers April 2018 March 2019
Various Addresses Partial Re-Wire Janice Peters GD Chalmers April 2018 March 2019
Various Addresses Full Re-Wire Janice Peters GD Chalmers April 2018 March 2019
Lift Maintenance          
Various Lift Maintenance and Servicing Property Services Jackson Lifts April 2018 March 2019
Automatic Door Closers          
Various Maintenance & Servicing Property Services   April 2018 March 2019
Playground Inspections          
Various Annual Inspections Emily Connell Various April 2018 March 2019
Laundry Equipment          
Sheltered Accommodation Service and Maintenance Property Services JML April 2018 March 2019

 

TF16313 Barrhead report 2014