Internal Decoration Programme
Type of works:
- Internal decorations to 7 High Rise Flats, 12 Low Rise Flats and Housing Stock.
- Application of Fire retardant coatings in communal areas identified by Fire Risk Assessments.
- Areas include Communal Areas, Staircases, Corridors, Toilets, Internal Doors, woodwork and previously painted internal surfaces
As all of the internal decorations are planned we first of all get the details of the areas to be decorated and then survey the works alongside the specification provided to provide an accurate cost to YHN. Once approved we will have a pre-start meeting with YHN to arrange timings to start the works.
On site we can have up to 12 decorators working in one location, this will include a working foreman and a contracts manager who will visit site daily to ensure that the high quality of work required by YHN is being met, that the processes we are using meet with the Crown specification and that we are working to programme. The contracts manager also meets the with YHNs Technical Surveyor on a weekly basis to discuss the quality of work and to advise of the programmes progress. Once all of the works are complete, we do a walk round with YHN and have the works signed off as approved.
Currently on the internal decorations for YHN we have two 2nd year apprentices. Each of them work alongside a mentor and attend Newcastle College as part of CITB’s programme to become fully qualified.
Bell Group employ a Community Engagement Coordinator whose role is to get a full understanding of the communities’ requirements, key objectives and to work hand in hand with the client to ensure we deliver these requirements. Both Your Homes Newcastle and Bell Group share similar values in ensuring that we engage with the local community and do our utmost to give opportunities to local residents, such as employment and apprentices. We also offer DIY training days to residents and on occasions will do a skip day to help tidy the community and make it better place to live.