Investment boost for Thirteen’s Middlesbrough customers well underway

Work to improve the homes for a group of Middlesbrough residents is making good progress, as Thirteen’s investment programme for the year gets well underway.

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25 Jun 2019

The work, being carried out by Thirteen’s internal investment team on the Old Convent Garden Estate in Longlands started in April and will see 130 customers benefit from new windows, doors, external painting and roofing improvements.

Site agent Cliff Laherty who is managing the work said: “The work is all running to the planned programme and it’s due to be completed in the middle of next month.

“Customers are having their existing windows and doors replaced with new PVC windows and doors. These improvements not only enhance the appearance of the homes, but customers will benefit from their homes being much warmer and less expensive to heat.”

The work is part of this year’s investment plans, which will involve carrying out £34.1m of internal and external improvements on homes across the Tees Valley. This includes replacing over 215 kitchens and around 80 bathrooms. Almost 1,640 properties will receive new windows and 680 properties will receive new external doors.

The work will help reduce our customer’s fuel bills, with around 1,760 new boilers being installed over the year, making homes more energy efficient and cost effective.

Over the next five years Thirteen has plans to invest over £1billion into improving homes for existing customers, building new homes, making improvements to neighbourhoods and into the support services offered to customers.