Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Kitchen and bathroom rewires

Our kitchen, bathroom and electrical upgrade programme was put on hold in March 2020. Tenants who were due to have an upgrade in the weeks following the shutdown were informed.

Given the level of disruption and the high number of different trades operatives required to visit your home to complete the work, we anticipate that this programme will be one of the last to restart. We await further easing of the restrictions to allow us to consider the possibility of restarting this programme.

Should you be part of this programme of work, we will contact you once we are in a position to advise further.

Central heating installations

Our central heating installations will restart from Monday 26 April 2021 with the work being spread over two days instead of one. This is because we have had to reduce the number of employees working in your home at any one time to comply with physical distancing rules. This, along with robust safe systems of work will ensure that the work is carried out safely.

If you are due to have an installation carried out, we will contact you before we start to discuss the process with you and make sure that the proposed date suits you.

Window replacement programme

We are currently working with our partner contractor CMS to establish a route back to the safe manufacture and installation of windows and doors whilst adhering to the remaining government guidelines.

Recent easing of restrictions now allow preparatory surveys to be carried out in relation to asbestos information as well as the design and measurement to allow the manufacturing process to restart.

External render and roofing programme

Our current external render and roofing programmes have been continuing on a much restricted basis in some areas with our partner contractors working with reduced numbers of people on site to comply with government guideline.

Recent easing of restrictions will now allow for a gradual increase in the number of people on site with a view to achieving full capacity within four to six weeks.

All sites that are currently in progress are scheduled to be completed by September 2021.

Kitchen

The housing improvement programme maps out the vision and goals for a programme of work by the Council over the next five years. The programme will ensure that all of our tenants' homes meet the Scottish Housing Quality Standard by 2015.

Search for your home address on Our East Ayrshire to find any works scheduled on your property as part of the Housing Improvement Programme. Information on works to individual homes is also available at local libraries and council offices. 

Find out more about the improvement works as part of the Housing Improvement Programme: 

Contact Information

 

Housing Improvement Team
Holmquarry House
Kilmarnock
KA1 4DA
Telephone: 01563 555577
Telephone alt: 01563 555791