7,000 Gentoo homes across Sunderland to benefit from £39.4million improvement scheme including new roofs, windows, kitchens and bathrooms
Housing group Gentoo have set out their multi-million-pound Property Investment Plan for 2022-23.
Home improvement work has already begun and will continue right across the city with the director of asset and sustainability at Gentoo Group, Marc Edwards, explaining how tenants will benefit.
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He said: “We hope that we can provide good quality homes for our tenants, these improvements will of course see new components installed.
"Replacements will include roofs, painting, decorations, new kitchens, new bathrooms and where required, energy and heating upgrades.
"We’re also working with the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund to do £3.4million of energy efficiency upgrades across the city.
"Works will also include things like loft insulation top ups to try and help improve the thermal efficiency of people’s homes.”
The full list of home improvements that will take place during the investment programme includes:
*Painting to the outside of properties
*Kitchen and bathroom replacements
*Garage improvements and demolitions
*Energy upgrades including loft insulation
*Installations of fire safety equipment to high rise blocks
*Replacing the district heating in Washington
*Communal boiler replacements at Lakeside Village
*Fire alarm replacements
*Chimney repair works
Gentoo is also aiming to improve the energy efficiency of its properties by installing improved loft insulation in an effort to shield tenants from rising energy costs and lift the EPC rating of its properties to band C.
The scheme averages over £17,000 per property and the first 250 homes will be completed this year when starts gets underway in October.
If you are a Gentoo tenant and your home is part of the schemes, you will be contacted directly by Gentoo and its contracting partners – for more details on what is happening and where, click here.