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May 01 2014

Improvements to Council Homes

harrow_council_logoImprovements to Council Homes

The Asset Management team are pleased to report a strong major works programme was delivered for the year ending March 2014. We expect to have completed:

  • 400 new kitchens / bathrooms
  • 300 new heating systems / boilers
  • External decorations/ enveloping to 197 homes
  • 80 homes with new windows and 450 property front / rear doors
  • New roofs to 50 flats
  • Fire safety improvements to alarm systems at 6 sheltered blocks
  • 12 new stairlifts in 6 sheltered blocks
  • New laundry equipment in our sheltered blocks
  • Major enveloping works to 78 homes at Francis Road

As well as completing the works within the year (and in spite of the weather) we are pleased to report:

  • Over 90% tenants were satisfied with the work on their property
  • Tenants are offered a choice of colours and styles for kitchens, bathrooms, windows and doors
  • We have made big savings from this year’s contracts, enabling us to do more works for our money

We are planning a more comprehensive approach to the major works programme in 2014/15 and future years. This means we will be looking at whole streets and blocks, rather than working on ‘pepper potted’ properties.

Source: Harrow Council

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