GCH are steadily upgrading all of their housing stock. The quality of materials and workmanship is a key element of their requirement. GCH see the benefit of doing a job properly, once.
Residents homes will be weatherproof, warm and secure. Ensuring reduced fuel poverty and increased comfort and safety.
Adaptions to resident’s homes ensure they are able to stay where they belong rather than having to move to alternative accommodation.
Improved street scenes generate greater pride and satisfaction for residents in their neighbourhoods, reducing the need to move for better facilities.
Lovell visit every property to validate, survey, scope and price the works. These are then discussed with GCH and a programme and cashflow forecast developed to meet the annual budget and GCH’s other priorities.
We work collaboratively with GCH to overcome challenges such as overhead cables and nesting seagulls. Typically, we run a four-week forward work programme. However, frequently we are asked to begin an emergency new job immediately eg. leaking roofs, disabled ramps, adaptions etc. We are able to do this effectively by working flexibly and using our approved supply chain to provide additional resources. Additional work is delivered as well as, not instead of programmed work.
Disabled adaptions are specified by the OT team. They have a problem to solve and we work with the client’s design team to provide technical solutions that work for residents that are affordable and buildable.
Projects have included building driveways for off road parking, access ramps to front and rear doors, hand rails, etc.