These properties were all either situated on Ministry of Defence bases or were ad hoc dwellings in adjacent communities with a large bias towards Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The contract ran from May 2011 to November 2012 with an approximate value of £870,000.
The scope of work called for the repainting of all previously painted surfaces, to include woodwork, metalwork, wall surfaces and fencing. A fixed price per type of dwelling was agreed, regardless of the scope of work on each individual property. This average price gave certainty to the client in terms of budgetary control as well as ensuring value for money. On some properties with upvc features, areas requiring painting were minimal whilst on fully rendered properties with wood windows, fascias, soffits and doors the situation was reversed. Nine different property types were recognised, varying from 2 to 5 bedroom homes.
All our personnel had to undergo a rigorous system of security clearances, including CRB checks and induction processes, before they were presented with Baseline Personnel Security Standard and thereafter allowed onto site. Our squads numbered 10 operatives in the west and 25 in the north, together with supervision and contract management. These contracts were managed from our North Yorkshire Branch Office in Richmond with full back-up support (Health & Safety, Quality and QS) from our North Lincolnshire Head Office.