Novus, a property maintenance company, has been awarded a five-year passive fire protection contract worth £2.5 million with a council in the East Midlands.
Novus will work with the council to install external composite FD30s fire resisting doorsets and windows across the authority’s housing stock.
The property maintenance firm will be responsible for carrying out surveys, installing the fire-resistant doors and windows, third-party certification, and disposing of the existing doors and windows of each property.
It has started work on the first set of properties surveying the first batch of doors in preparation for manufacture. The installations are to begin within the next two months.
The project is due to finish in March 2024, with the option to extend the contract until March 2026.
Darren Bowkett, senior operations manager at Novus Property Solutions, said: “Giving back to the communities in which we work is a key value of Novus as a business, and the length of this project – three years, with the option to extend for a further two years – will allow us to provide consistent employment opportunities within the area, and also to carry out social value initiatives locally. We look forward to continuing to build our relationship with both the council and the local community, while delivering passive fire protection services to the highest standard.”
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