Delighted Emma Dean became the 2,000th tenant in Plymouth to benefit from a home makeover thanks to the efforts of Plymouth Community Homes and contractor Frank Haslam Milan (FHM).
The mother of three, who lives at Woollcombe Avenue, Plympton, received a sparkling new kitchen and bathroom as part of the works.
She was presented with a bouquet of flowers to celebrate the landmark property handover, which took FHM just 15 days to complete.
FHM is working with Plymouth Community Homes until 2015 to bring thousands of former council homes up to the Decent Homes standard.
It has taken FHM just 20 months to upgrade 2,000 homes as part of an £18 million contract. The full £75 million package of works has been split among four contractors to help deliver its transfer promises.
Plymouth Community Homes’ five year agreement will deliver approximately 14,000 kitchen and bathroom refurbishments.
Emma is over the moon with her spruced up new kitchen and bathroom. She said: “The kitchen especially was in real need of attention. With three young children I can’t tell you what a difference it’s made to us.
“I’d like to thank the teams at FHM and Plymouth Community Homes for their efforts. We really appreciate it. Both my mother and I have had the works done under the scheme and we’re both absolutely thrilled with the results.”
John Orr, Head of Asset and Programme Management, said: “We’re just approaching the end of our second year on delivery of the Decent Homes programme and it is fantastic that FHM have reached this important milestone. Work is progressing well across the whole project with all our contractors and it’s great to see that residents are enjoying their newly-refurbished homes.”
Martin Kennedy, Customer Care Manager at FHM, said: “Reaching our 2,000th home milestone is an excellent achievement in the investment programme and we are very grateful for the patience and understanding of Emma and all the tenants during the improvement works.
“We look forward to working with Plymouth Community Homes on the next phase of homes. We’re also relishing the opportunity to get involved in more local community projects as improving the quality of people’s lives and creating places where people choose to work and live lies at the heart of this scheme.”