Partnership will see joint bids on social housing repair and maintenance contracts

Mears has announced a strategic partnership with British Gas to tap into funding from the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) and the Community Energy Savings Programme (CESP).

Under the terms of the deal, Mears and British Gas will jointly bid on repair and maintenance contracts in social housing. British Gas will provide energy services and funding to subsidise energy efficiency, renewable and low carbon technology.

In a statement Mears said: “The partnership will offer a full range of microgeneration installation and maintenance services across the 500,000 Social Homes we currently work with. These include whole house solutions which may include air and ground source heat pumps, bio-mass boilers and solar panels.”

Mears chairman Bob Holt added: “This is the first partnership of its kind in the UK, demonstrating Mears’ targeted and innovative approach to leadership within the Social Housing space.”