Modernisation Information

Information on modernisations and updates to your Council home.

As part of our dedication to ensuring all of our Homes meet the Government’s Decent Homes Standard, we regularly carry out modernisations works to keep our properties in a good condition.

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The Decent Homes Standard

A Decent Home must meet the following criteria:

  • It must meet the current statutory minimum standard for housing
  • It must be in a reasonable state of repair
  • It must have reasonably modern facilities and services
  • It must provide a reasonable degree of thermal comfort


Modernised bathroom with walk-in shower

The projects the Capital Works team are involved in include:

  • Asbestos Removal in Council Properties
  • Council Property Car Parking Improvements
  • Door Replacements
  • Garage Refurbishments
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Insulation Works
  • Kitchen and Bathroom Modernisations
  • Lift Replacements 
  • New Council Homes
  • Paving Works
  • Pre-paint Repairs
  • Roofing
  • Smoke Detector Installation

Find Out More:

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Modernisation Process

Information on the process of the modernisation of your council home and our code of practice.

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Modernisations Partners

Information on our Contracted Partners and the services they provide.

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Out Of Hours Modernisations Contacts

Contact information for emergency repairs to modernisation works outside of the Council's regular office hours.

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Decorations Allowance

Information of allowances for decoration following building maintenance works.

Capital Works
tel: 0115 917 3636
tel: 0115 917 7777