RAAC Council Housing
Concerns have been raised about the use of a type of concrete in the construction of public buildings known as RAAC (reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete). RAAC is a lightweight material which was used mostly in flat roofing between the 1950s and 1990s.
West Lothian Council has been aware of concerns about the use of this product and has previously conducted a range of surveys and inspections of over 14,000 Houses to assess whether these buildings have this material present. This work has identified a small percentage of council properties which have RAAC within their construction. These tenants have been advised.
We are currently reviewing the guidance in place and will be undertaking further inspection and testing works in the affected buildings over the next months.
Additional Advice and Support
If you need additional support and advice relating to your health and wellbeing or finances, there are a number of resources available to you:
- West Lothian Health & Social Care Partnership Health and Wellbeing
- Citizens Advice Scotland
- West Lothian Anti-Poverty Service
- West Lothian Council housing
Getting in contact with us
Our team are happy to speak to tenants who have any questions. Please contact us by visiting Contacting the Council.