The core of our business has been the refurbishment and maintenance work carried out for domestic customers and the Local Authorities within Kent.
Through many years of high quality workmanship and efficient customer service, we have been contracted to carry out the Kitchen Refurbishment Contract, Void Contract and Ashford Corporate Property Contract, with our local authority.
- Void Contract: refurbishment of empty housing stock between tenant leases. This also includes ‘Buy-back Scheme’ refurbishments, bathroom refurbishments and kitchen refurbishments;
- Kitchen Contract: refurbishment of housing stock kitchens in tenanted properties;
- Ashford Corporate Property Contract: maintenance and refurbishment of ABC owned buildings and properties in the borough of Ashford.
Void Contract: This contract is delivered by B Ball Contractors Ltd for Ashford Borough Council with whom we work very closely. The contract value is £750,000.00 per annum and is to be delivered over a period of 10 years, from 2008 to 2018. This contract was re-won under tender, by BBCL in 2008, having previously held the contract since Easter 2004.
Over the 10 year contract an estimated 5000 community housing dwellings will have been refurbished. Works include removing the fixtures and fittings, house and garden clearances, flooring, bathroom refurbishments, plastering, decoration, kitchen refurbishments. All works have to be carried out to meet with the Council’s high standards and specifications. Works also include rewiring installations and plumbing works where appropriate. The resultant waste materials are removed, sorted and sent for recycling and reprocessing where appropriate, avoiding waste being sent to landfill.
During the year 2013-2014, we have carried out full refurbishments to more than 17 properties that have been purchased as part of the Council’s ‘Buy-back’ scheme, to increase the current housing stock. This work has been carried out under the Void Contract, whilst still fulfilling our commitments to ABC under this contract.
Kitchen Contract: This contract is delivered by B Ball Contractors Ltd for Ashford Borough Council. Since commencing the contract in 1994, we have completed over 2,695 full kitchen refurbishments. Following our successful tender submission and winning the current contract, we have now been carrying out the kitchen refurbishment contract for 20 consecutive years.
Over the 3 year contract an estimated 300 plus community housing dwellings will have been refurbished. Works include removing the fixtures and fittings and replacing the entire kitchen with new units and work surfaces that meet with the Council’s high standards and specification. Works include rewiring installations, plumbing works, flooring, all wet works, decorating and tiling.
Ashford Corporate Property Contract: This contract is delivered by B Ball Contractors for Ashford Borough Council. This contract was originally won in April 2009 and was operated for ABC in a joint venture with Swale Borough Council. Since 2012, the contract has been split, and having successfully re-tendered for the work in 2013, we now run the contract solely for ABC. We are responsible for maintenance and refurbishment in over 100 different commercial properties and sites owned and managed by ABC, including The Civic Centre, Tannery Lane. The service we offer under this contract ranges from an emergency response appointment, standard call-out appointment to planned works.
We carry out many different projects for our domestic customers and over the past 30 years have completed bathroom refurbishments, disabled adaption’s, kitchen refurbishments, garage conversions and many other jobs for Customers who wish to renovate their homes rather than move to a new house.