NHMF Publications

The NHMF commissions publications on topics of immediate concern to those managing the maintenance and development of social housing. The books were published by the National Housing Federation.

 

View the NHMF Bulletin 2017

The NHMF Bulletin 2017 showcases articles by speakers at the 2017 NHMF Maintenance Conference. Within the pages of the Bulletin leading experts and practitioners, in areas such as compliance, energy efiiciency, asset management, procurement and contract management and repairs service, share their insights, knowledge and expertise about many of the crucial topics facing the social housing sector today.

 

 

 

Understanding development appraisal

Written by Paul Flowers. Published by NHF (2015)

This publication is designed to guide development staff through the methods used to assess whether development projects are financially viable.

 

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Contract management

Written by Anthony Collins Solicitors and echelon Consultancy. Published by NHF (2010)

Effective contract management is built on the foundations of the stages of scoping and procurement through to delivery. This comprehensive guide provides a strategic approach to implementing these stages, and is essential reading for anyone involved in managing any type of contract.

 

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Repairs and maintenance: a guide to delivery

Written by John Kiley, Mervyn Jones, Mark Lupton and Peter Rickaby. Published by NHF (2011)

As maintenance services move away from priority and target based approaches to more flexible delivery tailored to the needs of individual residents, providers need to find new ways of working. The latest publication from the NHF, and sponsored by the NHMF, will enable landlords to develop and deliver an effective service that meets the expectations of their tenants and improves the sustainability of their stock.

Published in January 2011, it’s up to date and covers the ‘Review of social housing regulation’, reflecting the expectation that social housing providers will take the lead on new policies improving the energy efficiency of existing homes such as the Green Deal and Community Energy Saving Programme. It is an essential guide for those involved in the repairs and maintenance of affordable housing and the physical regeneration of urban or rural areas.

 

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Managing the assets

Written by Mervyn Jones, Mark Lupton, John Kiely and Peter Rickaby. Published by NHF (2011)

This guide is intended for all those involved in developing and implementing asset management strategies within social housing. It focuses on the key aspects that need to be addressed, and looks in detail at some of the important emerging issues.

 

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Procurement in practice

Written by Liz Warren, Andrew Millross and Mary Bennell. Published by NHF (2013)

This guide has been written specifically for people who do not have much experience of procurement. In clear and simple language, it aims to demystify procurement for housing associations, focusing specifically on maintenance and repair contracts.

 

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Stock condition surveys

Written by Bob Hellyer and Peter Mayer. Published by NHF (2006)

This guide is intended for all those involved in developing and implementing asset management strategies within social housing. It focuses on the key aspects that need to be addressed, and looks in detail at some of the important emerging issues.

 

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