PROCAST have won two contracts worth in excess of £450,000 to maintain and upgrade local authority homes in two council areas.
The first is to install new central heating systems, electrical wiring, kitchens and bathrooms; attend to internal joinery, decoration and plastering works; and repair and replace fascias, soffits, roofing and drainage systems for South Lanarkshire Council.
The second is to reroof properties in Hadyard Terrace, Dailly, Girvan, for Ayrshire Housing, which is a community and tenant-run housing association, whose predecessor organisation was born out of South Ayrshire Council in 1998.
In South Lanarkshire, Procast will upgrade “void” council-owned properties in order for the council to release them to the public for rental.
The £200,000 project was procured under the Scottish Procurement Alliance Whole House Refurbishment and Associated Works and is for a period of three months initially, starting on September 6, 2021. It will then become a rolling contract subject to the satisfaction of both parties.
Programming on multiple sites will be a challenge, due to the geographical location of some properties and due to the fact that multi-trade teams will have to be able to work across these locations simultaneously.
Procast are successfully delivering similar works for Stirling Council to multiple void properties under the SPA Whole House Refurbishment and Associated Works.
Procast Director Frank McManus said: “We are thoroughly delighted to be given the opportunity of working with South Lanarkshire Council to upgrade and refurbish its existing void stock in as short a duration as possible to maximiae the use of housing stock in their area and reduce the period of lost rental for the local authority.”
The £265,000 project in Girvan will see Procast design, supply and install new roofs, roof coverings and accessories, battens, counter battens, felt, sarking, and uPVC fascias and soffits, plus all associated works, joints and connections to a total of 27 properties.
This programme is being headed up by Operations Manager Barry Chisholm, Senior Clerk of Works Brian Innes and Managing Director Derek Innes.
Barry said: “The client was looking for a highly experienced main contractor with a good track record on customer care (particularly with sheltered housing developments) whose procedures take account of occupancy and pay particular attention to the safety and security of tenants and their belongings.”