Investing in our homes – improvement projects, planned works
We have over 3,400 homes in Denbighshire, and are proud that they are of the highest possible standard. We have achieved the Welsh Housing Quality Standard since 2014, providing homes that you can be proud of. We have an on-going improvement programme in place to make sure that our homes remain above this standard for you.
What is the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS)?
The WHQS is a set of standards that all council and housing association homes in Wales must meet. The standard states that all homes should be:
- in a good state of repair
- safe and secure
- adequately heated
- up to date kitchens and bathrooms
- well managed
- in attractive and safe environments
- suitable for specific households
What work can you expect to see on your property?
At the moment, we have two on-going work programmes that are investing in our homes.
Other Capital Funded Work
In addition to the capital repairs programmes, capital projects also take place to improve and maintain our estates through planned environmental improvement programmes.
We are also working towards increasing our housing stock by buying / building 170 properties and continue to meet the WHQS standard. We have committed £6M during 2022-23 to achieve this.
How will this work be funded?
General Repairs - In 2021/22 £2.6m was spent on the general and responsive repairs programme, this was funded by Council House rent income. In 2022/23 it is estimated that the programme will cost approximately £3.1m.
Void repairs - In 2021/22 £1.9m was spent on bringing void properties back to an improved lettable standard. In 2022/23 this is also estimated to cost £1.9m.
Capital Programme - In 2021/22 the capital repairs programme cost £6.2m, this was funded by a combination of income streams. In 2022/23 this is estimated to cost £7.4m Each year we receive a capital grant from the Welsh Government. In 2022/23 the Major Repairs Allowance Grant (MRA) received was £2.4m.