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United House bags two new contracts worth £11m

4 Nov 11 United House has won two London social housing contracts worth £11m in total.

Poplar HARCA, a registered social landlord which owns and manages  8,500 homes in Poplar, East London, has appointed United House for refurbishment works on the Brownfield Estate.

The £4m contract involves work on over 300 four-storey maisonettes across 13 blocks, including external building fabric repairs and internal improvements.

Externally, the envelope of the buildings will be repaired, while new roofs will be fitted, windows replaced and balconies renovated. Cladding and roofs will be insulated to improve warmth and energy efficiency.

Internally, the communal areas will be refurbished, door entry systems will be fitted to improve security and IRS will also be installed for TV to eliminate the need for individual satellite dishes. Work is due to start on site in November 2011 and take 56 weeks.

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Notting Hill Housing Trust has also signed up United House for an external envelope contract valued over £7m. The contract will involve work on properties in Hammersmith & Fulham External and internal refurbishments will include communal hallways, roof repairs, roof and cavity insulation, window and door repairs and replacements, upgrades to steps, balconies and fencing. The work is due to start in November 2011 until May 2016

Jeffrey Adams, group chief executive of United House, said: “We take pride in our reputation for delivering quality work on major works refurbishments on time, on budget and at a competitive price. Our highly effective resident liaison service ensures our standards remain very high.

"Both Poplar HARCA and Notting Hill Housing Trust have recognised our commitment to customer service and we look forward to starting work on these two important London projects.”

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