Important Information About Gas Servicing
Gas Servicing is carried out to all of the Association’s properties annually. The landlord has a legal requirement under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. The Association must ensure that all of its gas heating and hot water appliances are serviced at least once in every 12 months.
The servicing of your gas equipment is extremely important for your health and safety and to others who share the building. The risk of carbon monoxide poisoning or gas explosion is a real threat, and annual servicing greatly reduces any such risks.
Only by allowing access to your property can you help to be sure that you are safe. The gas service will highlight any defects and the Association will ensure that they are rectified as soon as possible.
Failure by tenants to refuse or continually deny access is a breach of your Tenancy Agreement and entry will be forced to your home. You may also face Court action.
The Scottish Government previously confirmed that all associations in Scotland must meet the new standard for fire safety. Details can be found using the link below:
The Association is fully compliant with the new standard.
Planned Maintenance Programme 2023-2024
The window replacement programme for 22 - 44 Garlieston Road (even numbers) was scheduled for 2023. Surveys were carried out by our contractor MSi (Scotland) Ltd and they will be on site carrying out these works during August and September 2023. We are pleased to carry out this upgrade which will help keep our homes energy efficient!
Stock Condition Survey Update
A stock condition survey has been carried out by Brown and Wallace in 2021. The survey results confirmed that 100% of Gardeen’s stock complies with the Scottish Housing Quality Standard and the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing. The next stock condition survey is programmed for 2024. If you have any questions about the above, please contact Lyndsay at the office.
Energy Performance Certificates
The Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) aims to improve the energy efficiency of social housing in Scotland. The Association’s contractor will be carrying out surveys at a few Gardeen homes during 2023 to collect data for Energy Performance Certificates. An Energy Performance Certificate gives information on how energy efficient a building is. This forms part of the Association’s evidence for the EESSH.
An assessment of the painterwork across all our stock will be carried out by the Association’s Maintenance Consultant in 2023. Top up works were carried out during 2022. The paint we used previously was good quality and has lasted well which saves the Association money and keeps rents affordable. An annual assessment will be carried out going forward.
We worked with an independent company, Alembic Research, during 2022 to develop an energy database to help us plan for energy changes in the future.