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Novus Secures Three Significant Contracts

Leading interiors, maintenance and decarbonisation contractor Novus Property Solutions has secured three significant contracts across the Midlands, valued at up to £6.5 million in total.

Novus, which operates across Great Britain, has a longstanding reputation for operational excellence across the housing sector, and this delivery has played a key role in securing new contracts with existing clients The Guinness Partnership and Solihull Community Housing.

In the highest value of the three contracts, Novus has further expanded its partnership with long term client The Guinness Partnership. Novus’ expert team will deliver whole house retrofit works to 50 properties in Crewe throughout 2024 and 2025 as part of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Wave 2.1 scheme.

The retrofit works will be completed through Novus’ dedicated Sustain service, which provides a one-stop-shop decarbonisation service to local authorities and social housing landlords. Social value will continue to play an important role in this partnership, with both organisations working together to deliver an estimated social value contribution of £3.4 million over the past three years across employment, local supply chain, and community and charity initiatives and events.

Novus has also secured two significant contracts with returning client Solihull Community Housing.

Envelope improvement works programme

This contract is over a three-year period with the option of a further three years and will include the upgrading of internal and external communal areas of low-rise buildings. The programme will cover a vast scope of works including the renewal of communal entrance doors, renewal of communal windows, installation of video door entry access control system, replacement of floor coverings to communal areas, lighting upgrade including emergency lighting, replacement of roof coverings to communal flat roof areas, refurbishment of external sheds, decoration of internal communal areas and relaying or replacement of communal paving.

Cyclical improvement works programme

This contract is also over a three-year period but with the option of a further two years and includes maintenance upgrades to houses, bungalows, maisonettes, and low-rise flats within the north and south of the Solihull borough. The programme will include fence repairs or new fencing works including Picket and Close board or Trip rail to all elevations of the properties and the replacement of gates to front and rear (subject to condition and access).

Also included is the replacement of front door canopies, rear outhouse lean to works and PVCu over cladding to properties with timber between windows to ground and upper floors. And not forgetting, new fascias and privacy screens to porches, the replacement of outhouse shed doors and timber/metal windows, felt roofs to sheds/stores/porch pods and bays and the cleaning of gutters and window frames to our properties and communal areas.

Commenting on being awarded three contracts in the region, Novus’ Head of Operations, Gary Clay, said:

“We’re delighted to have been awarded three contracts in the Midlands with clients we have existing and historic partnerships with. Our successful bids for these contracts is evidence of our reputation not only in the region but across the housing sector for a variety of works, and demonstrates our ability in delivering the fundamentals and building confidence.”


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