NOVUS BUILDS AFFORDABLE HOMES

Construction specialist Novus Property Solutions has built eight brand new affordable homes in Stoke-on-Trent, as part of a £900,000 contract with Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society.

The Stoke-based contractor constructed the terraced homes, all with front and back gardens, nine weeks ahead of the agreed deadline, following the initial demolition of a derelict and unsafe former public house.

The properties will be owned by the Society but managed on its behalf by a local housing association, Aspire Housing.

Novus team members showcased their skills across multiple trades during the work, with the contractor leading the project on Thurston Way, Berryhill, from start to finish.

The family firm – which began in Stoke in 1897 – laid foundations, constructed the homes, and completed electrical, plumbing, roofing and plastering work along with kitchen and bathroom installations and painting and decorating.

Designed by architect Ellis Hillman, each home adheres to the Secured by Design initiative and is also designed to be easily adapted for people with disabilities.

Light fittings were installed by Novus at appropriate heights, while ramps were built for ease of access and stair lifts can be fitted simply, thanks to the installation of specialist flooring systems.

Novus followed the Code for Sustainable Homes throughout construction, implementing robust waste management strategies and installing low energy lighting, insulation and other energy efficient products to ensure sustainability.

Ged Carr, contracts manager at Novus, said: “Novus is a one stop shop for all building services and this contract with Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society showcases our abilities perfectly. We delivered this multi-trade contract with a whole nine weeks to spare and to the highest quality, ensuring we adhered to the Considerate Constructors Scheme along the way so all stakeholders involved were more than happy with the work.”

Trevor Jones, the chair of Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society, said: “Novus has worked effectively in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society to achieve a high quality affordable housing product. These new homes will provide welcome affordable housing for people who can’t afford to buy or rent from a private landlord.”

For more information about Novus Property Solutions please visit www.novussolutions.co.uk. You can also ‘like’ Novus Property Solutions on Facebook or ‘follow’ on Twitter @_NovusSolutions

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