Our Members > Rooftop Housing Group
Rooftop Housing Group‘s mission is to improve the quality of life of people and the communities in which they live. As part of this mission Rooftop will be looking at the energy efficiency of the homes that they provide and the impact of fuel poverty on their tenants.
The principal activity of Rooftop is to provide rented housing accommodation, let upon ‘assured tenancies’ for people in housing need. The majority is family accommodation but a significant proportion is sheltered or extra care housing, supported housing meeting special needs and also accommodation for Key Workers. As at April 2014 the Group provided over 6,150 homes with a development programme that should deliver an additional 1,750 new homes by 2023.
Rooftop is in the process of developing their “New Build Sustainability Strategy” which will cover how we build our proposed 1750 additional homes and we are looking at how to significantly improve upon building regulations and create sustainable homes for our tenant.
With their existing stock, they have embarked on a programme of solid wall insulation to over 500 properties, costing over £3 million. The work when completed should reduce energy consumption in each of the properties which will potentially lead to reduced fuel bills. The finished properties should also benefit from improved internal living conditions and reduced carbon emissions which will help the environment.
Since joining SWM many years ago, Rooftop has contributed to our vision of reducing carbon emissions in the West Midlands and supporting our priority to see improvements to buildings.
SWM’s contact is Dave Hannon, Development Director.