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The Benefits of Commercial Laundry Upgrades for Social Housing Schemes

April 4, 2023 / Social Housing News

Many social housing schemes in the UK have shared laundry facilities for tenants. As commercial laundry equipment has a much longer lifespan than its domestic counterparts, some laundry rooms may have never had an upgrade. This means that both landlords and tenants are missing out on the benefits that advances in technology offer. The latest commercial washing machines and dryers are energy efficient, using less water and offering better performance in shorter cycles. Landlords can expect savings from reduced downtime and repair, whilst tenants will value the investment in their facilities.

In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the benefits of installing commercial laundry equipment in social housing schemes.


Using commercial laundry equipment in social housing schemes can provide significant efficiency improvements. Commercial machines use significantly less water, detergent, and energy than consumer-grade machines, meaning that tenants are able to save money on their utility bills. Additionally, the machines themselves are designed to be more efficient, using higher spin speeds to extract excess water from clothing during the washing process. This reduces the amount of time it takes to dry clothes, saving tenants time and money. The efficiency of these machines also helps to reduce environmental impact by consuming fewer resources and reducing carbon emissions. In addition to being more efficient than consumer-grade machines, commercial machines also have much shorter wash cycles, meaning tenants can spend less time waiting for their laundry to finish.


When it comes to shared laundry facilities in social housing schemes, reliability is of utmost importance. Commercial laundry equipment can provide that peace of mind that your machines won’t break down when they are most needed. This not only saves time and money, but also provides a better experience for the tenants using the laundry room.

The quality of the parts used in commercial laundry equipment is much higher than those used in consumer grade appliances, making them more reliable. Furthermore, these machines are designed for heavy use and are tested for long-term performance, meaning that they are less likely to break down even with frequent use.

With commercial laundry equipment, you also have the assurance that any necessary repairs will be carried out quickly and efficiently by professional engineers, as these companies will often offer a warranty or service contract.

Overall, investing in commercial laundry equipment for your social housing scheme is an excellent way to ensure reliability for your tenants. Not only will this help keep your tenants happy and comfortable, but it will also save time and money in the long run.

Social housing providers can speak to one of our experts about an upgrade on 0330 0532192 or email us on