Asset Improvement

SCHA continues to invest in improving the quality if its homes and facilities.

By carrying out regular stock condition reviews and inspections, we can plan and prepare for work to be completed to a high standard, with minimal disruption to our residents.  If we use external contractors to carry out the work for us, we have a robust tendering process to ensure we get a good quality, value for money service.

We have an ongoing refurbishment programme within our schemes, which includes redecoration of apartments, communal areas, refitted bathrooms, re-fitted kitchens, communal gardens, boundaries and fences.

Below is a snapshot of some of our other recent asset improvement projects:


Review of recent Major Works / Planned Works in Supported Housing

Brighton House & Oakfield House
Heating System Overhaul

Brighton House and Oakfield House are single person supported accommodation for people with enduring mental health illness, the properties were acquired by SCHA back in 1996 & 1999.

In 2019 heating systems at both Brighton House and Oakfield House were beginning to underperform, previous works on the systems in 2014 saw new boilers systems installed to cope with the demand from 15 flats across both schemes.

Breakdowns of both systems prompted SCHA to look at the systems being fully assessed to determine the cause of these issues; the outcome of the assessments indicated the services required overhauling with new radiators throughout as well as installation of more powerful energy efficient boilers.

A number of Gas Safe certified gas engineering companies were contacted to tender for the works, a local family run business provided a competitive quotation with strong recommendations on how the new systems would provide assurances for the organisation that both systems would work effectively and efficiently.

Works commenced in February 2020, both schemes were upgraded with new radiators and state of the art efficient boilers provided by Worcester Bosch and installed by L.S Toth and Sons Ltd.

The total cost of these planned works was £32,120.00.

Danzey Green Road
Kitchen Overhaul

Asset Improvement - Danzey Green Road

Danzey Green Road is a service which accommodates and cares for people with pre-found learning disabilities. SCHA manage the buildings and CareTech provide the 24/7 Care delivered at these schemes.

In 2019 CareTech contacted SCHA to request an inspection of a kitchen which they advised was now needing overhauling as it no longer met control measures for infection control.

We requested Howdens Joinery Services to provide us with a design plan based on the needs and requirements for the tenants and the staff team using this day to day.  Once the design had been confirmed by SCHA in respect of durability of materials to be used, then staff team and residents were happy with the design of the plans Howdens were instructed to complete and deliver the kitchen where SCHA had instructed a reputable skilled trades carpenter to install the kitchen to specification and plan.

Upon completion of the install feedback was received back from the Scheme Staff and Tenants about the final product, feedback was positive as it met the needs of the tenants and staff and was installed professionally with minimal fuss to the service. The Kitchen Install took 2 days to complete.

The total cost of these planned works was £5309.35.