Waltham Forest Standard
Waltham Forest Standard - an
improvement on the previous Decent Homes Standard
With the Decent Homes programme having come to
an end in March 2012 there was a need to develop a new standard.
Ascham Homes and the London Borough of Waltham Forest have worked
closely together to establish a new Waltham Forest Standard.
The Waltham Forest Standard is an improvement
on the previous Decent Homes standard. It is a long term commitment
from Ascham Homes and Waltham Forest to improve the quality of
housing we provide.
The new standard adds to the success of the
Decent Homes programme where Ascham Homes achieved a decency
standard of 98%. We are aiming to achieve the same level of success
(or higher!) with the new Waltham Forest Standard.
Some of the key improvements from the
previous Decent Homes standard include:
* A specific
standard set for window replacement - windows will be replaced, if
required, after 40 years.
kitchen and bathroom standard - under the Decent Homes programme if
either the kitchen or bathroom met the criteria then neither could
be replaced. If both failed then only one could be replaced. Under
the Waltham Forest Standard both the kitchen and bathroom have to
pass our criteria and both will be replaced, if required.
Earlier boiler upgrades, if required.
measures to address fuel poverty - this includes programmes for
external and internal insulation, and
the recently completed solar panel programme.
New measures not contained within the
Decent Homes standard include:
decorations within a 10 year cycle.
decorations for elderly residents.
* Secure door
entry systems (for residential blocks).
access of people with disabilities.
Works have already commenced to achieve the
Waltham Forest Standard. Ascham Homes is currently developing
future programmes and will inform residents of when improvement
works are due to commence in their property or
To find out more on works programmed for your
neighbourhood look out for the date of your next Neighbourhood
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