The major repairs in 71 Winchester St. proceed apace, and soon the scaffolding at the rear will be moved to the other side of the rear to finish off external works and then it can come down. At the moment everything is on schedule so and the whole workforce and working extremely hard to achieve these goals. The boiler room has its steel beams in place and we should be able to order the equipment in the next few days.
So far we have three kitchens in situ just the carcasses in preparation for templating the worktops. The shower rooms in flat 4 and 3 are definitely taking shape and the sliding door frame for flat 4’s shower room arrived at the end of last week.
We had fun with the delivery of kitchen door fronts, end panels and plinths for three kitchens as they tried to deliver all of these to the builder’s home address! Luckily the carriers phoned to advise that no one was in and so the delivery was aborted last with the promise of redelivery to Winchester Street the following day. When no delivery was made a follow up call was told that the delivery had been made on the original delivery day and they had a proof of delivery signature. Needless to say the driver had signed for the goods and they had gone missing ….
Finally in a new venture Pimlico Flats have started managing and maintaining property for other local landlords. We will offer an alternative to letting agent services where the managing agent acts as a go between, and responds to tenant complaints by telephoning the appropriate tradesman. By using our own workforce to maintain properties, we hope to provide a management service which is both better and cheaper.