Thirteen announces investment plan to improve thousands of homes

A North East housing provider is set to invest over £34 million to improve the quality of thousands of its homes.

Thirteen’s programme covers internal and external improvements, with over 215 kitchens and 80 bathrooms fitted, while 1,640 properties will receive new windows, and 680 properties will get new external doors.

According to the housing association, the work will help reduce tenants’ fuel bills, with around 1,760 new boilers also being installed over the year, making homes more energy efficient and cost effective.

“We’re continuing to invest in the homes that we own and manage and the communities we serve because it’s important to the customers we have now and the ones we want to attract in the future,” said Paul Jenkins, director of asset management and sustainability.

“This year’s investment plan will see over 4,000 properties receive improvement work which is fantastic news for our customers and affirms our commitment to deliver quality places to live and to improve our neighbourhoods.”

The work will be completed by Thirteen’s property services team and specialist contractors where needed.



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