Flat Entrance Fire Doorsets at Market Hill Flats – Scunthorpe
Working in collaboration with our installation partner Mila Maintenance & Installation, this local £1m upgrade scheme secured by Ongo Homes saw the replacement of flat entrance doors and communal access doors with new fire doors in three blocks of high rise living accommodation on the Market Hill estate in Scunthorpe.
As just one of many investment projects planned over the next few years by Ongo Homes, each block contains 133 individual flats over 19 floors and the works involved installing new fire and security doors to the flats and communal areas on each floor within the blocks.
As part of this, we supplied 399 residential fire doors and 57 communal access doors with practical completion achieved in 16 weeks from commencement.
Speaking about the scheme, Installation Operations Manager Dean Bradford, Mila Maintenance explains; “as a company we are now very experienced in the installation of these critical safety measures, designed to keep people safe and secure in their homes. A key part of our offering is that we ensure our site teams are all fully trained and that they are managed by BM Trada accredited supervisors to carry out the works”.
“It is one of the things that marks us out as a specialist contractor, and one of the reasons why clients can have real confidence in our ability to do the job to the very highest standards”.
“We have worked with Ongo Homes on a number of projects previously and we were especially delighted to secure this programme of works through competitive tender, and to get the site up and running as quickly as possible after the award”.
Resident Liaison Office, Alison Needham explains why resident feedback is so important.
“Collecting the resident’s feedback following the works showed us that they were really happy with the way we worked with them and with the products we installed”.
Joyce Wright, a resident from Princess House commented: “The doors are all finished in our block. They make the place look a lot better, they’ve reduced noise outside and the draft that comes in too”.
“I feel safe in my home anyway, but these new fire doors definitely make you feel safer. It’s nice to know how important our wellbeing, and spending money on existing homes, is to Ongo Homes.”
Ongo Homes provide 10,000 homes for people in the social housing or affordable rent sector and provide a wide range of property management and maintenance services, plus support services to help people live comfortably and independently in their homes.
Speaking about the scheme, Matthew Hubbert, Compliance Project Manager for Ongo Homes, said “Ensuring the highest standard of fire safety is maintained in our high rise building is of the utmost importance to us, and is something we don’t take lightly. That’s why we carry out regular checks, install safety equipment and make these kind of upgrades.
“Fire doors were already installed at Market hill as they are extremely important in helping to control the spread of fire throughout the building if the worst ever did happen, but we thought it was time to modernise them.
Working alongside our installation partner Mila Maintenance & Installation and client Ongo Homes in a project local to us in order to protect the safety of residents was rewarding;
Ty Aziz, Managing Director, Sentry Doors, explains; “We were delighted to work alongside Mila Maintenance and Installation once again to fulfil this project using a number of our products. What struck me from the start was the great communication that came from the operations team led by Dean on site; it helped us enormously to plan and ensure we could meet all the project timescales”.
“It was great for us to see Sentry Doors included on the project and to know that the residents have an excellent fully tested and accredited product installed in their homes”.
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