Redland has been awarded a place on a new framework designed to deliver the benefits of solar power to the UK social housing sector. Under the initiative Redland PV will be available to more than 3.6 million properties, marking a significant step forward in the drive to improve the energy efficiency of the UK’s social housing stock. 

The framework has been established by Procurement for Housing (PfH), which is a national purchasing consortium for housing organisations in England, Scotland and Wales. PfH has more than 750 members, including housing associations, ALMOs and local authorities that collectively manage more than 3.6 millionproperties.  PfH is working in partnership with Fusion 21, a social enterprise promoting collaboration to save money and jobs within the social housing sector.

Richard Hartley, Head of Marketing and Business Development at Redland said, “Retrofitting social housing is a critical part of the drive to reduce carbon emissions from homes.  We are delighted to be involved in this ground-breaking project, particularly as the products accepted onto the framework have all had to pass a rigorous selection procedure based on the quality and value for money of the technology.”

Alan Heron, Senior Procurement Manager PfH said, “This has been in many respects a ground-breaking project within the social housing sector. Not only has this project been delivered in conjunction with Fusion21, but is also the result of extensive research, partnering, and development across multiple sectors and disciplines. Social Housing experts, asset managers, renewable technology engineers, university professors, architects, and procurement professionals have all worked together on this project in a rare example of TRUE collaboration!”