Social housing case study - Dunedin Canmore

Dunedin Canmore

Dunedin Canmore provides affordable housing, care and support to people in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.

The organisation owns and manages 5,200 homes and is investing heavily in upgrading homes to make them warmer, better and more energy efficient.

Recently 350 bathroom refurbishments were completed. All of the properties will feature Multipanel waterproof wall panels. “Almost all of the work is carried out when tenants are in situ, says John Hynde, Team Leader, Investment Works at Dunedin Canmore, “so speed is important in ensuring minimum disruption to tenants. The waterproof wall panels are easy to install and from that perspective, we get the job right first time, every time, all in the space of one day.”

In addition to maintenance and upgrade work, the organisation will also spend more than £80m building 700 new homes by 2020. Multipanel will also be used in these properties.

I reckon using Multipanel saves us at least one day’s labour on each fit-out,” he says. “When you consider the volume of bathroom refurbishments we carry out, that’s quite a saving. It goes some way to explaining why we are not really focused on tiles.”

Anecdotally, the ongoing feedback from tenants regarding their new bathrooms has been extremely positive according to John, “Most often, they tell me they are delighted and find the wall panels a breeze to clean,” he said. 

“This level of satisfaction has been confirmed in an independent customer survey we commissioned earlier this year, with research firm BMG. Overall tenant satisfaction couldn’t have been better – 100%. Satisfaction with bathroom refurbishments was 98%.”

Dunedin Canmore specified:


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 social housing build programmes

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