Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing
Client Name
Housing
Sector
Wallington, Surrey
Location
Repairs and Maintenance
Category

The minor repairs were valued at £76,000 across 5 months (extended due to COVID-19 site work restrictions)

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  • Render cleaning – Softwash method

  • Painting and decorating

  • Timber redecoration

  • Metal redecoration

  • Fencing works

  • Bollard works

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The repairs were valued at £76,000 across 5 months (extended due to COVID-19 site work restrictions)

Breadcrumbs:Home>Projects>Housing Projects>Minor Repairs Contract
  • Render cleaning – Softwash method
  • Painting and decorating

  • Timber redecoration

  • Metal redecoration

  • Fencing works

  • Bollard works

Click to download project case study | .pdf | 600 KB

Project Details

Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing commissioned Axis for a minor repairs contract at Hengist Way in Wallington, Surrey. Hengist Way, a no-through road, comprises 84 20-year-old leaseholder-occupied residential flats in three 3-storey blocks constructed in cavity brickwork with pitched slate and clay tile roofs.

Our housing division began the minor repairs contract externally, redecorating timber (painting and staining door frames, weatherboarding, balcony flooring and slats) and painting the metal balcony railings. We employed a Softwash method (not pressure jet) system to clean the render to the external elevations and provided remedial works to the fencing and bollards. We also provided repairs to the internal communal areas. Our team redecorated front doors to individual flats and service cupboards as well as the skirting, stair balustrades, handrails and windowsills. We also cleaned the carpets.

Project Challenges

The minor repairs programme was extended due to COVID-19 but was completed in eight months (working in accordance with government safety guidelines) to the satisfaction of both MTVH and Faithorn Farrell Timms LLP who are MTVH’s Contract Administrator.

Our Resident Liaison Officers kept residents well informed before and during the works. We hand-delivered correspondence about the programme and answered residents’ questions. Our constant communication and excellent service proved helpful when lack of water proved a problem with washdowns and one kind resident permitted us to use her water supply for a day.

Axis has already built a successful relationship with MTVH having collaborated with them since 2014. We co-locate at MTVH’s head office in Twickenham, Surrey. Axis has worked on MTVH’s Keyworker contract for two years (in a five-year ongoing Planned Works contract). Works on this contract include cyclical decorations and flooring works as well as associated repairs and external works to both keyworker accommodation and the University of Surrey’s student accommodation. Following our successes within this minor repairs programme, Axis won Tendered Works at Hengist Way on price and service provided.

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Project Details

Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing commissioned Axis for a minor repairs contract at Hengist Way in Wallington, Surrey. Hengist Way, a no-through road, comprises 84 20-year-old leaseholder-occupied residential flats in three 3-storey blocks constructed in cavity brickwork with pitched slate and clay tile roofs.

Our housing division began the minor repairs contract externally, redecorating timber (painting and staining door frames, weatherboarding, balcony flooring and slats) and painting the metal balcony railings. We employed a Softwash method (not pressure jet) system to clean the render to the external elevations and provided remedial works to the fencing and bollards. We also provided repairs to the internal communal areas. Our team redecorated front doors to individual flats and service cupboards as well as the skirting, stair balustrades, handrails and windowsills. We also cleaned the carpets.

Project Challenges

The minor repairs programme was extended due to COVID-19 but was completed in eight months (working in accordance with government safety guidelines) to the satisfaction of both MTVH and Faithorn Farrell Timms LLP who are MTVH’s Contract Administrator.

Our Resident Liaison Officers kept residents well informed before and during the works. We hand-delivered correspondence about the programme and answered residents’ questions. Our constant communication and excellent service proved helpful when lack of water proved a problem with washdowns and one kind resident permitted us to use her water supply for a day.

Axis has already built a successful relationship with MTVH having collaborated with them since 2014. We co-locate at MTVH’s head office in Twickenham, Surrey. Axis has also worked on MTVH’s Keyworker contract for two years (in a five-year ongoing Planned Works contract). Works on this contract include cyclical decorations and flooring works as well as associated repairs and external works to both keyworker accommodation and the University of Surrey’s student accommodation. Following our successes within this minor repairs programme, Axis won Tendered Works at Hengist Way on price and service provided.

Take a look at more of our housing sector projects, here.

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