Kettering community to benefit from home refurbishments due to Novus contract

  02 December, 2020      Contract Wins
Kettering community to benefit from home refurbishments due to Novus contract

Tenants of Kettering Borough Council’s homes are set to benefit from newly refurbished properties after the council awarded Novus a contract to complete the works.

Over the coming months, Novus will carry out refurbishments to a number of the council’s properties with houses in the Desborough and Rothwell areas benefitting from the upgrades.


What services will Novus provide?

As part of the extensive refurbishments, Novus will provide:

  • Plumbing, electrical and heating upgrades
  • Install of new heating systems
  • Refurbishment works on the kitchens, bathrooms and staircases
  • New carpet installation
  • Installation of windows and doors
  • Maintenance to walls and gardens.

These works will also see Novus pre-refurbishment activities that include assisting the Kettering Borough Council prepare for the removal and storage of their belongings, clearing the houses and cleaning.


House maintenance is crucial

James Devlin, capital & investment works manager at Kettering Borough Council, said:

“While the building of new houses rightly occupies many people’s minds, it’s vital to remember that maintaining those already in circulation is also crucial to a resident’s wellbeing and the lifespan of a property.”

“We’re committed to investing in our stock of houses but we also need to make sure it’s done to the very highest standard.”

“We’ve worked with Novus in the past and the effort they go to to ensure work is carried out professionally while always putting tenants’ needs first, is exemplary.”


A strong relationship

Tony Ronayne, operations manager at Novus, said:

“We’ve built a strong relationship with Kettering Borough Council over the years that has enabled us to develop a unique understanding of what their tenants want and how we approach every project.”

“We’re looking forward to seeing the properties when completed and the difference upgraded living spaces make to their residents.”

“The value of the project will take place across an initial 12 properties in Desborough and Rothwell.”


Working with local councils

Novus have a long history of working with local councils on projects big and small. You can see examples of our previous work by visiting the Our Work section of the website.

Do you have a project Novus can help with? Make an enquiry here and we’ll be in touch.

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