Social Housing

William Saunders has carried out a variety of social and council housing projects over the years, both in terms of major new build commissions and ongoing condition surveys, structural inspections and Decent Homes programmes of work.

We have listed below some examples of our experience:

South Kesteven District Council

Bourne Core Development – architectural and engineering services relating to the refurbishment of an existing mill to four apartments and construction of ten new build apartments with retail space beneath – value approx. £2.3m

Charnwood Borough Council

Structural inspections and reports on council houses throughout the Charnwood region. Continuous workload over approximately 20 years. The total number of inspections is in the order of 500.

Structural remedial works to council house stock including underpinning, concrete repairs, drainage repairs and the like.

Structural works in connection with council house modernisation schemes over the past 20 years.

Structural appraisal and repairs to the council’s non standard PRC housing stock.

Drainage survey to a flooded house in Loughborough – residents had dug up the front garden and crushed the drains.

Decent Homes – essential internal and external repairs to the structure together with the modernisation of kitchens and bathrooms to achieve a Decent Homes Standard to properties in Loughborough and surrounding villages in Leicestershire – value approx. £1.1m.

Newark & Sherwood District Council

Structural inspections of the Council’s non standard prefabricated bungalow housing stock including proposals for remedial works, new brick facades and trussed rafter roofs.

Sheffield City Council

Structural inspections and reports on Council houses including non standard PRC housing stock.

Lincolnshire County Council

Installation of lifts and DDA compliance works at elderly persons homes in Grantham, Boston and Sleaford.

Nottingham City Council

Improvement, extension and adoption of three cul-de-sacs as part of the housing renewals in the St Ann’s area of Nottingham.

Rugby Borough Council

Woodside Park Gypsy &Traveller Site – Design of infrastructure relating to a new gypsy and traveller site – value approximately £1.3m.

Havelok Homes

Architectural and structural design for extensions and refurbishment of care homes in Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Waltham.

Nottingham Community Housing Association

Structural investigations and long term monitoring of subsidence to a housing estate in Balderton.

Linx Homes – Kettering and Market Deeping

As well as being involved as QS and Clerk of Works for various housing schemes on behalf of Linx Homes, we also provided architectural services for Sense East, who are a charitable organisation working with people who are deaf and/or blind. Linx Homes were providing the property to Sense East in both instances.

The two schemes involved extensive refurbishment, conversion and alteration works to two existing large residential properties to make them suitable for residents’ needs.

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