Housing Improvement Programme
Improvement works are upgrades we do to your home as part of our 4 year Housing Improvement Programme (HIP). Year 4 of the programme will start in stages throughout 2022, as each of the 4 HIP contractors finishes year 3 works at different times.
Please be aware that we are currently experiencing delays to some works because of global supply chain issues.
The HIP is part of our 30-year business plan which allows us to plan for improving our council houses and flats. This planning helps us to meet statutory requirements such as the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing.
We have to do these works to meet our obligations to you, about the quality and safety of your home, and to meet those standards set by the Scottish Government. Please play your part and accept the improvements we need to do and make the HIP a success.
There are 4 contractors operating in 4 different areas:
- Everwarm Limited - North Aberdeenshire
- Kier Construction - East Aberdeenshire
- MPS Housing Limited - Central Aberdeenshire
- Bancon Construction Ltd - South Aberdeenshire
Types of improvement work
The main types of improvement works included in the HIP are upgrades to:
- heating systems
- wall insulation (cavity and external)
- dormer window
- communal door entry
- solar photovoltaic (PV) roof panels
We can also carry out Internal Wall Insulation to those homes that need it, but only when they are unoccupied during a void period.
Tenant Guide to all upgrades
Our Tenant Guide: All upgrade works (PDF 4MB) provides you with information about the different types of upgrades and what will happen during the works.