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Published: 16 September 2011

Value of housing corporations' renovations increased by nearly 18 per cent in 2010

In 2010, housing companies and state-subsidised rental dwelling companies spent a total of EUR 1.6 billion on repairs to their buildings, which is 17.8 per cent more than in 2009. These data derive from Statistics Finland's statistics on housing corporations' renovation building.

Value of renovations of housing corporations 2009-2010

Value of renovations of housing corporations 2009-2010

Housing companies' renovations accounted for approximately three-quarters, or a total of around EUR 1.2 billion, of all housing corporations' renovations. Renovations of housing companies increased by 17 per cent from the previous year. Annual renovations which come under the maintenance costs of housing companies went up by 5.5 per cent and renovation costs activated into the balance sheet grew strongly, or by 48 per cent. The strong growth was caused by the high renovation costs of blocks of flats built in the 1950s and 1060s.

Good 40 per cent all renovation costs of housing companies came from repairs to heating, plumbing and ventilation systems. Roughly one-quarter of all renovations were repairs to external structures, such as external walls, roof structures, windows, street doors and balconies. Repairs to internal structures of buildings made up around 10 per cent of housing companies' total renovation costs. The remaining renovation costs related to outdoor areas, building foundation structures, individual dwellings, electrical systems and other reparation measures

Renovations were made to state-subsidised rental dwellings to the value of approximately EUR 410 million. The increase from the year before was 19 per cent. The renovations of buildings of state-subsidised rental dwelling companies were especially strong in the capital region. Their value went up by nearly one-third from the previous year.

The statistics on housing companies' renovations are based on a sample of approximately 2,500 housing companies. The statistics on state-subsidised rental dwelling companies are based on data collected from the 16 largest municipal rental housing companies as well as from some large national rental housing companies.

Source: Renovations of housing corporations. Statistics Finland

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Updated 16.9.2011

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Renovation building [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-2974. Renovation of buildings and apartments 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.7.2024].
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