Social housing case study - Plymouth Community Homes
Plymouth Community Homes
Since it was established eight years ago, Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) has become one of Devon’s most respected and trusted independent housing organisations, providing affordable homes to people in Plymouth and its surroundings.
It has a portfolio of 16,000 rental and shared ownership properties in its portfolio, which house over 35,000 residents. To meet the growing demand for further affordable housing, it plans to deliver 600 new homes over the next four years - 346 of these are currently under construction (227 rent and 119 shared ownership).
For Simon Bonney, Disabled Adaptation Supervisor at Plymouth, choosing Multipanel waterproof wall panels is all part of his approach to refurbishment.
“We gravitate towards quality products that are easy to install in our properties as this helps us to get work done quickly, thereby reducing the time taken to adapt a property to provide a mobility solution that supports the most suitable adaptation.
It’s also important for us to keep control of costs and to minimise the disruption to tenants during refurbishment. And, because our contractors don’t need to factor in the cost of additional tradesmen to complete the job, Multipanel provides us with a cost-effective solution.”
Simon manages hundreds of bathroom adaptations each year, and his contractors recently completed three refurbishments using Multipanel. These were for family homes where restricted mobility needs had to be factored in. Residents were allowed to choose the colour scheme and were, according to Simon, extremely pleased with the finish.
“Our residents,” he says, “are now able to maintain their living area more effectively due to the easy-to-clean wall panels, great for all our residents, but particularly so for those who have mobility issues which impacts their ability to clean tiles and grout.”
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.