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Home improvements without the hassle

Home improvements without the hassle

Home improvements can be difficult enough for anybody but for families fleeing domestic abuse, the noise and mess of a kitchen renovation can make an already stressful situation even worse.

Fortunately for the residents of Victoria House, a refugee in Doncaster, staff and contractors for Together Housing Group were sympathetic to the situation and did everything they could to keep disruption to a minimum when fitting a new communal kitchen.

Andrea Parkinson, Service Manager for Doncaster Domestic Abuse Services, said: “I was a little nervous with the planning of this as it is vitally important that we have happy customers. We needed to ensure that as we support families we had everything in place that would not disrupt their stay with us."

Andrea singled out Supported Housing Officer Christine Ellis “for remembering the little things I didn’t see” and Delivery Surveyor Andrew Benjamin for making sure the timescale wasn’t disrupted, before heaping praise onto the contractors.

She added: “I would like to be able to pass on thanks to all the workmen who attended. Each area of workmen was efficient, polite, considerate to the nature of the scheme, always kept me informed of how things were going and asked my opinion as to how I wanted things and what would work better for the customer group. Even better, they cleaned up every day, never leaving before mopping the floors.

“I am impressed with the end product and would willingly recommend them. The units are well made, all the plumbing and electrics are better than ever and the painting has been completed to a really good standard.”

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