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Repairs are an important part of looking after your home. Sometimes repairs are necessary because of general wear and tear, or because things go wrong and need a little extra attention.

You can request general property, heating and hot water repairs by calling our customer services team on 01785 312000.

All repair requests are categorised either under our responsive repair timescales or gas heating repair timescales.  Please see below for further details.

Responsive repair timescales

We have recently upgraded our responsive repair targets.  This is what you can expect from our new and improved service: 

Repair category

Repair timescale

Repair description

Repair example



4 hours

Repairs that present a health and safety risk and/or cause real danger to people or property.


Unsecure door/window causing security issue




4 days

Repairs that cause significant inconvenience but are not a health and safety risk.


Containable leak



17 days

Minor repairs that are not urgent.


Plaster patch to wall


External works


30 days

External repairs that due to their nature need to be completed outside of the MOT programme.


Fence and gutter repair not covered by MOT


Major works


60 days

Jobs where the work either costs more than £500 or takes more than a day to complete.


Rebuild brick wall

Empty homes:

Minor works

Major works


8 days

30 days*



(*Timescale may change subject to the scope of the repair required)

Gas heating repair timescales

Repair category

Repair timescale

Repair example

Further information


6 hours

(irrespective of time of year, nature or customer vulnerability)

No heating or hot water

Uncontrollable water leak

Report of gas leak, carbon monoxide or fumes



Engineer to attend and make safe, fix problem or provide alternative heating until problem can be resolved as per the priority 1 and 2 timescales below.


Priority 1


5 days

Gas combi boiler repair


Priority 2



10 days

Fire back boiler, solid or oil fuel appliance repair

Solar thermal system repair



Priority 3



15 days

Non-urgent repairs – example:

Room thermostat repair

Radiator value repair

Dripping radiator repair