The NHMF is the social housing sector's leading source of good practice in the fields of maintenance and asset management. The history of the NHMF dates back to 1994.
The NHMF maintenance conference is the most important event in the calendar for property services directors, maintenance managers and their suppliers.
NHMF is pleased to offer a series of training days to support both clients and contractors.
The annual bulletin publishes the latest guidance on the hottest maintenance topics.
NHMF also manages the development of the M3NHF Schedule of Rates to make sure it is kept up to date with the changing needs of maintenance practitioners.
The M3NHF Schedule is recognised as the standard schedule for social housing organisations in the UK and is used by the majority of them for managing and benchmarking their repairs and maintenance through a variety of partnering and measured term contracts. More information can be found on the M3 website.
The NHMF aims to achieve this through:
We manage this through a committee that is representative of the different organisations involved in maintenance, and of each region of the UK,
The work of the NHMF is funded though the annual licence fees paid by users of the M3NHF Schedule of Rates and other related products developed under the guidance of the NHMF.
The NHMF began in 1994 as a steering group that developed the M3NHF Schedule of Rates and a range of standard service specifications for other maintenance activities. It controls the annual license fee income on these products, which it invests in keeping them up to date with the latest best practice, and to develop new products and services for the maintenance of social housing. Any surplus funds are used to promote best practice in maintenance. It is serviced by M3, who own the products and share in the costs of developing and promoting them.
About ten years ago it was reconstituted as the National Housing Maintenance Forum and expanded its role in promoting best practice in the maintenance of social housing. The revenues from the M3NHF Schedule of Rates and other products were more than was needed for reinvestment in their development. The committee felt that maintenance was under-valued by representative bodies like the Chartered Institute of Housing and the National Housing Federation, and stepped in fill the gap, mostly by contributing to the work of the Federation. Initially it helped to fund a maintenance policy post at the Federation, and over the past ten years it has funded the publication of some excellent guides published by the Federation. Its annual maintenance conference is run by the committee who select the topics and chair the workshops, and make sure it addresses the wide range of detailed issues that maintenance managers have to grapple with.
The NHMF is managed by a committee representing each region of the UK and different types of users. It is elected at an annual general meeting held at the NHMF Maintenance Conference.
The committee controls funds raised from the annual licence fees on the M3NHF Schedule and related products. Any funds not required to keep the products up to date with changing demands are used to promote best practice in maintenance.
Chair: Karl Linder
Deputy Chair: Paul Wenham
Treasurer: Jon Cross
Secretary: Ben Virgo
Adviser to NHMF
North West Leicester District Council
Northern Ireland Housing Executive
The Riverside Group