Social housing case study - Bolsover Council

Bolsover Council: Hilltop, Shirebrook

Bolsover Council has already commenced work on the development of Hilltop, a 3.5 acres site in Shirebrook in north east Derbyshire. Hilltop comprises 37 properties ranging from one-bed flats to three-bedroom houses, to be let on secure tenancies at an affordable rent.


Bolsover Council is a member of the Efficiency East Midlands framework, a not-for-profit organisation which promotes and shares good procurement practice and collaborative working with its supply chain to increase the effectiveness of services to tenants.

Photograph supplied courtesy of Bolsover District Council

Like the majority of refurbishment and new build projects within Bolsover Council properties, Multipanel waterproof wall panels have been specified for the bathroom fit-outs at Hilltop.“This is because the panels are very easy to install” says site manager, Paul Pygall,

“Housing Managers like them because they are easy to clean and virtually maintenance free. Specifiers love them because they can choose from a wide range of colours and textures to suit different types of project.”

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The development forms part of its B@Home Programme where the Council is working in partnership with Robert Woodhead Limited, the Homes and Communities Agency and EEM Ltd. Properties in the development are designed to meet the Lifetime Homes standard, exceeding normal space standards for affordable housing. They will also surpass minimum building regulations for energy efficiency and environmental impact.

Bolsover Council specified:

• Waterproof wall panels from the Classic Collection, in White, with Hydrolock for almost seamless waterproof joints.

Switch to waterproof panels and save time and money

  • Multipanel waterproof wall panels are three times quicker to install than traditional tiles
  • Switching from tiles could save you £20 per m2 on your next project
  • Perfect for luxurious bathrooms and contemporary wet rooms.
  • Have no grout and are simple to clean
  • 15-year guarantee
  • Supplied on a Just-In-Time basis to suit refurbishment and social housing projects

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If you are looking for improved turnaround times, stunning long-lasting design and quality, then Multipanel products are definitely for your social housing build project.

Contact our team today to discuss a trial site where we can show you the time and cost benefits of Multipanel.

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