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Capital works programme

As a responsible social housing landlord Somerset West and Taunton council are working to continually improve our housing through our Capital Works programme.

This is a significant programme of maintenance and improvements aimed at ensuring compliance with the latest safety and quality standards, ensuring our homes and shared spaces keep residents safe and continue to provide quality local housing.

With information gained through a programme of stock condition surveys, we have developed an extensive programme of kitchen and bathroom replacements and upgrades. Our surveyors and Contractors representatives will be talking to residents about their preferred layouts, choice of finishes and the installation process and we hope to complete works to over 500 dwellings in the current financial year.

Contractor: Novus Property Solutions

For the past few years SWT has been upgrading and installing new secure entry systems to the communal areas within our flat blocks. The aim of these works is to help improve the security & safety within the communal area along with giving the residents the power to control who has access to these areas.

These new systems and communal doors improve the fire safety of buildings so it is important to those living in flat blocks not to prop doors open or store items within shared spaces.

Contractor: F Bamford Engineering

SWT have an ongoing programme of roof replacements to ensure dwellings remain weather tight and meet the decent Homes standard.

This programme of works also includes upgrades to loft insulation and replacement of soffits and facias where needed.

Contractor: The MD Group

This is one of several Capital programmes delivering enhanced building and resident safety, as part of Somerset West and Taunton’s fire safety strategy, Fire doors are an important safety device ensuring sufficient compartmentation between residents, in line with legislative changes to deliver statutory compliance.

Contractor: CLC Contractor Limited

The works will conclude an existing programme of replacing aged and inefficient external doors replaced with new high security more thermally efficient doors.

We are currently developing a property list which will form a new contact and will be in touch with those included within the programme to arrange for a survey and discussion over the type and finish of doors that are available.

Current Contractor: Permadoor

This is one of several Capital programmes delivering enhanced building and resident safety, as part of Somerset West and Taunton’s fire safety strategy, appropriate fire rated floor coverings are being installed throughout our communal areas.

Contractor: The Bell Decorating Group

This is one of several Capital programmes delivering enhanced building and resident safety, as part of Somerset West and Taunton’s fire safety strategy, emergency lighting upgrades and new installations are being installed to aid means of escape in the event of an emergency.

Contractor: Robert Heath Ltd

There is an ongoing programme of electrical safety inspections and remedial works. This important programme of works requires our contractors to enter homes to undertake a detailed safety check and to identify and complete any remedial works. SWT urge all residents to provide access to their homes when needed and to work with our approved electrical contractors to ensure that electrical systems and accessories remain safe.

Contractors: Multiple

If you have any queries or concerns then please get in touch with our Customer Contact team using the general enquiries online form.