Social Housing Regulation Act backed by Shelforce

social housingThe Social Housing Regulation Act 2023 marks a significant turning point for the social housing sector, ushering in a new era of resident empowerment and a resolute commitment to delivering safe, secure, and sustainable homes.  

Shelforce, a leading supplier of high-performance windows, doors, and fire doors, for Housing Associations, wholeheartedly supports this landmark legislation.

Howard Trotter, Business Manager at Shelforce, said: “Social housing should never be simply ‘good enough.’ Safe, secure, and sustainable homes are not a privilege, they’re a fundamental right. The Social Housing Regulation Act tackles these issues head-on, empowering residents and demanding tangible improvements in living conditions.”

Aligning with the Act’s vision
Shelforce’s expertise aligns perfectly with the Act’s vision.  They supply high-performance uPVC windows, composite doors, and fully compliant fire doors, all essential components for creating the quality living environments residents deserve.

“Our windows offer exceptional thermal insulation,” explains Howard. “This reduces energy bills and creates warmer, more comfortable living spaces. In today’s climate of rising energy costs, this translates to significant financial benefits for residents, while also contributing to a more sustainable future.”

Security and safety at the forefront
Security is another crucial aspect addressed by the Act. Shelforce’s robust composite doors provide residents with peace of mind. These doors are not only aesthetically pleasing but also exceptionally strong and secure, deterring potential intruders.

Furthermore, Shelforce’s 30-minute fire, smoke, and security resistant door plays a vital role in resident safety.  Fully compliant with regulations, this door acts as a vital barrier in the event of a fire, giving residents precious time to evacuate in the event of a fire.

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Collaboration is key
Shelforce understands that quality housing goes beyond just supplying high-performance products. Collaboration is paramount. The Birmingham-based manufacturer actively builds partnerships with housing associations and local authorities.

This ensures that installed windows and doors not only meet regulatory requirements but also reflect the specific needs and preferences of the communities they serve.

Elevating standards and resident empowerment
The Social Housing Regulation Act 2023 elevates standards within the sector.  It places residents at the heart of decision-making, fostering a new era of accountability and responsibility. Shelforce applauds this resident-centric approach.

“Quality living environments underpin the well-being of countless individuals and families,” said Howard. “Creating safe and comfortable homes that are not just places to live, but places to thrive, will ultimately lead to social housing residents feeling proud to call it their home. The sector should never fall short of acceptable living conditions.”

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Looking towards the future
With the Social Housing Regulation Act 2023 paving the way, the future of social housing is bright. By prioritising resident well-being, safety, and empowerment, the sector can ensure housing becomes a source of pride, not just a necessity.

Shelforce, through its commitment to high-quality, compliant products and collaborative partnerships, will undoubtedly play a significant role in achieving this vision for the future.

“The social housing landscape is constantly evolving; but what is not, is a commitment to the safety and quality of life for residents,” added Howard.

“The Social Housing Regulation Act 2023 is a landmark legislation which sets out a clear vision for better quality homes with regards to safety, security, and energy efficiency and it will help housing associations strive to provide comfortable and secure homes for their residents.”

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