An award-winning not-for-profit social housing provider in Salford, Salix Homes manages 8,500 homes including 18 high rise tower blocks.
To keep each of these buildings and its residents safe, we were asked to provide fire safety and compliance solutions for each block, putting fire stopping and compartmentalisation measures in place to protect ceiling voids, riser cupboards, service routes and other areas.
As well as facilitating safety measures and regular audits from our SHE team, we made sure the residents faced as little disruption as possible. We worked on alternative floors at all times ensuring access and egress routes through each building were available to all residents at all times and sign posted for convenience.
All works commenced every week were completed by Friday afternoon allowing unrestricted access to residents and visitors over the weekend. Great care was taken to converse regularly with the community and relevant parties. Our Resident Liaison Officers directly support and communicate with vulnerable, elderly and residents without English as a language.
Those living in Salix Homes’ blocks were kept updated on the progress of our fire compliance work at all times through work plans in lifts, giving detailed, up-to-date information about skip removals, delivery times and the project in general.
Our work at various Salix Homes sites was completed on time and on budget before being signed off as compliant to all relevant regulations, including fire compartmentalisation.
On top of that, we were able to keep all residents happily in their homes with minimum disruption to their lives and routines, fostering open discussions that allowed everyone to work together to improve the properties.
" Kier was instructed to carry out repairs to communal fire doors across several of our blocks. The team’s approach to the work has been professional, ensuring disruption was kept to a minimum and the work areas were kept clean and tidy both during and after the repairs process. The repairs themselves were completed to a high standard and satisfactorily delivering the objective as outlined at the start of the contract. Kier’s communication throughout the contract period has been informative, accurate and concise delivering pertinent clear reports and post inspections where any small snagging was rectified quickly. "Asset & Compliance Manager Salix Homes
Deliver a full range of fire safety works annually, including compartmentalisation, warning systems and fire doors across a range of property types with a wide geographical spread.
Assisting with the evacuation of 650 families from the estate after receiving a call from Camden Council at 5.30pm on Friday 23 June 2017, undertaking emergency fire remedial works, working overnight to fit fire door closers and carrying out an additional programme of fire upgrade works.