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Hillman Brown & Longhurst & Havelok Housing in 2014/2015
All at Hillman Brown are happy to announce their continued relationship with the Longhurst & Havelok Housinggroup for yet another year 2014/2015 and look forward to delivering the same high standards and attention to detail as in the past. We are also overjoyed that they and their tenants are happy with the installation of the new Hatch Thatch for loft hatches and are working and advising with them on the "Retro Fit" programme for all their housing stock fully insulated but needing Hatch Thatch.
Hillman Brown, Longhurst & Havelok Housing and "HATCH THATCH"
We are pleased to announce the introduction of the new "HATCH THATCH" to our client, Longhurst & Havelok Homes Ltd a major supplier of some 6,000 Social Housing Properties in various regions.
The continued insulation programme has seen the successful introduction of the "HATCH THATCH" being installed in the current designated properties. It is hopeful that the product could be included across the Group which has some 18,000 properties all told.
Hillman Brown & Warmzone (Stoke on Trent)
January 2013 - April 2013
Hillman Brown were happy to be awarded a contract to provide all of it's services to Warmzone (Stoke on Trent) for their clients - Cheshire West Council & Cheshire East Council for a DECC funded project.
We provided all of our services on the project from - making customer appointments, carrying out surveys for Loft & Cavity Wall Insulation to Installing Loft and Cavity Wall Insulation. We also carried out the Quality Inspections to our Higher than Industry Standard expectations.
Hillman Brown & a Leading National Housing Association
January 2011 - August 2012
Initial contact and discussions with representatives at a Leading National Housing Association have proved to be very promising with an expected opportunity to review the insulation requirements of a minimum of up to 400 houses from their housing stock. Funding is being arranged with a view to commencing the surveys once permission has been received. We then hope to be awarded the remaining housing stock on the short list for this financial year to survey and insulate. 2012 has seen a significant rise in the number of housing stock requiring insulation and is still ongoing. A new project for External Wall Insulation is also about to come on line with a proposed start on possibly an entire street - looking forward to the commencement.
Hillman Brown and Job Centre Plus "Work Trials & Work Experience Programme"
Inclusion on the Governments and the Job Centre Plus new "Work Trials" and "Work Experience Scheme" for 18 to 21 year olds is a new and exciting addition to Hillman Brown. Not only are we pleased to be associated with the scheme and to offer valuable work experience to those actively looking to secure employment but, also to hopefully have suitable candidates from the scheme to offer secure positions to within the organisation.
Hillman Brown & Housing Support Solutions
Hillman Brown were recently given the opportunity to provide it's services to a Lincolnshire based support solutions company.
Housing Support Solutions of Lincolnshire, covering Grimsby and Lincoln areas recently asked Hillman Brown for guidance and advice on additional insulation measures within all of their properties together with helping to reduce the cost of each homes utility supplies.
This was achieved following surveys being conducted at all properties and "Loft insulation top up" measures being carried out along with "Cavity Wall insulation" measures also being carried out.
Furthermore, independant advice was given on transferring utility supplies to an alternative supplier offering "genuine & realistic" reductions.
Hillman Brown & Watsons Properties of Norwich
November 2010 - February 2011
We are pleased to have been chosen by Watsons Properties of Norwich to undertake a sizable survey programme starting in the winter of 2010 and continuing through into 2011 for Cavity Wall Insulation of a selection of properties being managed by Watsons.
Whilst the selection of properties is varied from "blocks of flats" to "standard homes" our experienced surveyors have delivered the schedule on time and more importantly - within budget.
Landlords forced to Insulate Homes
Hillman Brown (Insulation Division) are constantly being approached by Private Landlords, Letting Agencies and Housing Associations following a visit to their tenants by our advisors, informing all households of their eligibility of the Governments Home Insulation Grant Scheme and the "Free" "No Obligation Surveys" we carry out to determine those eligable.
The changes that have been announced (November 2010 by Energy and Climate Change secretary Chris Huhne) mean that “from 2015 all landlords will be expected to make reasonable home improvements or incur a fine and their tenants will also be given the right to request home energy saving measures”. Furthermore, Local Authorities will also be urged to demand that landlords improve Energy Efficiency through Loft & Cavity Wall Insulation in the worst – performing properties. Source: from “Energy Saving Trust” news page.
Hillman Brown & Pembrokeshire County Council
January 2012 - April 2012
Approached to recover a project of Carillion Energy Services for their client Pembrokeshire County Council.
This project came to us following failed attempts by previous National Companies working on behalf of Carillion Energy Services. They asked us to recover the project from disaster and to complete within the contract guidelines and time restraints. It was a pleasure to work with the Managers and Staff of Pembrokeshire County Council and we would be more than happy to repeat the experience and work with them again.
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