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SARH invests in major refurbishment project

Major home improvements are being rolled out to Stafford and Rural Homes customers in Stafford.

Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) is investing in a huge programme of works for many of its properties across the borough.

The improvements, which include the replacement of kitchens, bathrooms and doors, are being carried out by SARH’s subsidiary trading arm, Housing Worx.

Work started in October 2012 and by the end of March 120 kitchens, 80 bathrooms and 3,113 doors had been replaced in 416 homes.  A further 200 kitchens and 200 bathrooms will be replaced between now and March 2014.

Housing Worx’s involvement will benefit customers by having just one point of contact, through SARH’s customer service centre, and will save money with surplus cash being invested back into affordable housing.

Grant Shipley, SARH’s Director of Finance and Business Services, said: “There are real benefits that we can give customers in terms of quality of workmanship, delivery and follow-up service.

“In addition, there are significant cost savings to be made that can be invested in our core business of providing affordable housing and improving communities.”

Sharon Bottrell, of Hopton Court, was among one of the first to have the work carried on her property.

“I’m really happy here. The kitchen is the heart to any home and I love this one. It’s crisp and contemporary and I’ve added a few finishing touches to really make it my own,” said Sharon.


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