Novus appointed to £500,000 East Lothian Council framework

Novus Property Solutions has been appointed to a £500,000 framework for East Lothian Council which will see the contractor complete medical adaptions work in homes for vulnerable residents.

The five-year agreement includes modifying bathrooms with works covering minor replacements as well as full strip outs and refurbishments to create wet rooms.

Novus appointed to £500,000 East Lothian Council framework

The programme is designed to update approximately 300 homes every year in the council’s housing portfolio, including some sheltered accommodation stock.

Novus will enter competitive tender to win projects under the framework, which will then be delivered by its Bathgate office. The contractor, which also has offices in Glasgow, Dundee and Dumfries, completed work in over 10,000 properties across Scotland last year. Its other major contracts in Scotland include refurbishment and maintenance projects with Caledonia Housing Association and Home Group.

John McCluskey, operations manager at Novus, said: “Refurbishment and maintenance in the social housing sector is a core part of our offer in Scotland and the team have a wealth of experience working in vulnerable customers’ homes.

“Housing associations, councils and other registered providers have a huge focus on providing good quality housing stock. At the same time, they want to work with reliable experts who are considerate of the needs of customers. Our culture and approach is aligned with this, helping us work with housing providers to make sure they’re stock meets the needs of their residents.”

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