FM provider McGill has secured a second contract with Falkirk Council to provide all-trades repairs to about 500 void properties in the town.
McGill was recently appointed to the contract and begins the work later this month. The refurbishment and fit-out contractor will work closely with Falkirk Council, providing a multi-trades service, including plumbing, electrical, plastering, joinery, flooring and tiling, plus bricklaying and roofing works.
In the past year, McGill has significantly expanded operations and now has a centre of operations in North Lanarkshire.
While carrying out the works, McGill’s multi-trade teams will follow the company’s commitment to decarbonisation, with a robust site waste management plan and sector-leading training on environmental and sustainability policies, in close alignment with Falkirk Council’s manifesto.
The firm is a decarbonisation specialist and is working to ensure that Falkirk Council’s void properties are EESSH2-compliant, as well as future-proofing against any additional compliance requirements. A Scottish government policy, EESSH2, requires that all social housing meets EPC Band B (energy-efficiency rating), or is as energy efficient as practically possible, by December 2032.
McGill has become a main contractor for housing associations and other public sector bodies across the country, and now serves about 20,000 social housing homes in Scotland.
Errol Lawrie, McGill’s CEO, said: “Falkirk Council came to us as a new customer just six months ago, and have now awarded us this second void repairs contract. That tells me that we’re delivering a first-class service in the public sector and that our all-trades offering and commitment to decarbonisation makes us the stand-out contractor in the sector.”
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