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Location: Plymouth
Value: Approximately £4.8 million
Duration: Four-year framework agreement
Project description: External redecoration and maintenance
 
Our contract with Plymouth Community Homes involves carrying out prior-to-paint repairs, external redecoration and maintenance work, including the installation of UPVC cladding and completion of render repairs, to 8500 rented social housing properties.

We ensure that the work we do benefits the local area by:

  • Using local resources
  • Using the local supply chain
  • Recruiting local people


Keeping our work within the Plymouth community brings a welcome boost to the immediate
Economy and also ensures the smooth running of our operations.

We work closely with Plymouth Community Homes, holding monthly meetings with their representatives at which we discuss the contract and update each other on progress, while all of our sites are inspected on a daily basis.

Relationships with all stakeholders are of the utmost importance to us, and working in partnership with Plymouth Community Homes, we ensure residents are fully aware of any work we are carrying out - these people are considered to be our true clients.

Our reliable, hard-working attitude and excellent standard of work have proved popular with
Plymouth Community Housing and with residents.

Roy Harris, a contract surveyor with Plymouth Community Homes, said: “The project is going really well, everything is running smoothly. Novus is looking after our clients – our residents who rent.

“We may pay the bills and instigate the works, but our residents are the true clients. Novus understands the importance of liaising with our clients, keeping them informed and working with them.

“They make sure everybody is happy at the end of the job and hopefully Plymouth will be a more colourful place in four years’ time.”

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