Decent Homes

In essence, a Decent Home is one that meets a certain standard of build set by the Government. It should fit a basic criteria, which includes modern facilities, durability and insulation.

Chigwell Construction works closely with Local Authorities, ALMO’s and social housing providers to carry out renovations within the social housing market to the ‘Decent Homes Standard’.

New windows, roofs, insulation, heating, kitchens and bathrooms are installed to upgrade the properties, giving them an additional 30 year sustainable home. This restoration is often teamed with improvements to the electrics, plumbing and sometimes, more cosmetic work.

Energy efficient homes

The building fabric of the home underpins the major structural elements of a house as it concerns the walls, ceilings, floors and windows of a property.

The majority of the heat we lose through poor insulation results in inefficient heating and ultimately, high energy bills. As well as the financial benefits of improving the building fabric, renovation in these areas can have a positive environmental impact.

The flexible ways with which we operate, led us to mould our work to particular aspects of every contract with a dedicated team, giving us the chance to maximise productivity within the agreed program’s targets. Adapting to the needs of each contract, has also allowed us to carry out works, even within the strict rules of conservation areas.

Our experienced workforce use the following guidelines:

  • Minimise health and safety hazards for the operatives
  • Secure the safety of residents and their property
  • Show respect for the local community
  • Make sure the works proceed with minimal discomfort to the residents
  • Respect the residents and their individuality
  • Complete works to a high standard, with minimal snagging
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