Examination Of Maintenance Level Of Facilities In Private Housing Estates In Enugu Metropolis, Enugu, Nigeria
Keywords:building design, building maintenance, facilities, housing estates
Private housing developers complement government efforts in Nigeria and all over the world to address the problem of providing adequate housing to the people. There have been series of housing estate developments in Enugu since the creation of the state in 1991. Following established standards, the housing is supposed to be designed, constructed, and managed to ensure maintenance of the buildings and facilities. The objective of this study was to appraise the maintenance level of facilities in private housing estates with a view to making improvements required in the design of future private housing developments in Enugu and Nigeria. The methodology adopted for this research was survey design. The focus was on four private housing estates in Enugu metropolis randomly selected from the research population. After stratification, based on housing type, two hundred and fifty-six occupied housing units were randomly selected. Data was collected from primary sources using questionnaires and observation schedules. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) tool was used to test the significance of the difference between the estates in the maintenance level of buildings and facilities. It was established that there is significant difference in the maintenance of facilities in the private housing estates in Enugu metropolis. Integrated action and co-operation of relevant professionals and all stakeholders involved in the development and management of private housing estates in Enugu are recommended to ensure adequate maintenance. The implication of these findings is that for improved maintenance levels, the lessons learnt from the better performing housing estates would be used for direction for realising better maintenance level in the estates that performed poorer.
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