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Housing investment programme

The housing improvement programme (HIP) includes the replacement of kitchens, bathrooms, electrical circuits, heating systems, windows and doors in all properties.

The works are carried out by the two 'Council's appointed' contractors who cover the north and south of the borough respectively. Colchester Borough Homes conduct Stock Condition Surveys which tell us how long elements such as bathrooms, electrical circuits, heating have left before requiring replacement.The works begin in April and the programme has to be completed by the following March.