Retrofitting homes can help tackle social housing’s damp and mould problem too

Bukola Obadun-Craigs 2

Refurbishing existing stock can face daunting challenges, but the benefits extend far beyond energy efficiency, writes Bukola Obadun-Craigs

While retrofitting has garnered positive press when it comes to increasing the energy efficiency of social housing stock, other benefits are talked about less, including the potential to rectify issues of damp and mould.

With the social housing sector under intense scrutiny following the tragic death of Awaab Ishak in 2020, the newly enshrined Social Housing Regulation Act 2023 intends to empower the Regulator of Social Housing to proactively monitor and drive landlord compliance with enhanced consumer standards. It is therefore vital that social housing providers consider all av

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