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Planned Improvement Works

2015 – 2016 Planned Improvement Programme

We want you to enjoy living in your home and are committed to continually improving properties. We have a programme of works for this year, however the lists are not in priority order.

Kitchen, bathroom and electrical

Gurnos
Pen Gurnos
Fir Tree Close

Pant
The Hafod

Windows and Doors

Trelewis
West View Crescent
Nant Gwyn
Maes y Coed

Roofing

Gurnos
Acacia Avenue

Gellideg
Heol Bryn y Gwyddyl
Heol Nantgau
Lansbury Road
Maendy Crescent

Treharris
Bryngerwn Avenue

Ynysfach
Cae’r Wern
Llwyncelyn Close
Penlan View

Painting

Gellideg
Adrian Stephens House

Pant
Glan Morlais
Pant Morlais

Dowlais
Wern Isaf

Gurnos
Acacia Avenue
Cedar Way
Elm Grove
Rowan Way
Sycamore Road

Georgetown
Heol S O Davies
Howell Close
Llewellyn Street
Llwyn Berry
Llwyn Dic Penderyn
Nant Y Gwenith Street
Chapel Row

Penydarren
Horeb Close
Seventh Avenue
Sixth Avenue

Pentrebach
Arthur Street
Ceredig Street
Maestaf Street

Quakers Yard
Bryngerwyn Avenue
Wingfield Terrace

Trefechan
Beechwood Avenue
Hawthrorn Hill
Poplar Place

Heating

Over 190 homes with back-boiler heating systems (not combi-boilers) in the following areas:

Abercanaid
Aberfan
Caedraw
Cefn Coed
Dowlais
Georgetown
Gellideg
Gurnos
Maerdy
Merthyr Vale
Pant
Pentrebach
Penydarren
Thomastown
Trefechan
Trelewis
Troedyrhiw
Twynrodyn

On-going programmes

Merthyr Valleys Homes has met it’s transfer promises in term of the number of kitchen and bathroom replacements but that doesn’t mean that we’re going stop these replacement programmes.

In order to meet the Welsh Housing Quality Standards (WHQS) the planned programmes of works will continue but in smaller number than over the last few years. The programmes are identified from our asset management database – the information in the database has been obtained from lots of different places including repairs history and stock condition surveys carried out over the last few years by Savills. We use this information to anticipate the life of components i.e. your kitchen, bathroom etc. and use this to try to prioritise streets in terms of the replacement year. We have worked with your Performance Improvement Forum (PIF) over the last few years to inform them of the pending programmes and the reasoning behind aiming at street not just properties to make best use out of resources and be more efficient .

Q: My kitchen or bathroom doesn’t meet WHQS, but other streets have had the work carried out – will mine be replaced too?

A: Yes, but if there are only 2 kitchens and bathrooms to be replaced in your street and 15 in another we will look at replacing the street with the greatest need, in order to obtain the most efficient way of replacement. We will get to a stage were kitchen and bathroom that have been missed will be replaced in a ‘mop-up’ programme.

A recently completed kitchen

Important

If you live in one of the streets listed here we will be completing a scoping survey of your property.

This is a quick inspection of your property in which we identify the extent of the works required; when a survey is completed it does not mean you will definitely be receiving works.