Private Works

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At Care & Repair Worcestershire (CRW) we also have a private works specialist who can help you if you do not qualify for grant or if you do not want to wait the timescales involved with the grant process. If you want the work done quicker and without the bureaucracy involved with grant funding or if you have some private money / savings and want to get started now then private works may be a better option for you.  We have a dedicated customer service officer for privately funded works – who can help guide you through the process and Wayne is our technical advisor.

 

Advice

Wayne will visit you at home to find out exactly what you are hoping to do and will discuss in detail any possible solutions together with a rough guide on the cost. There are many alternatives in the market place and Wayne will be able to advise you on what is available, and possibly more importantly, what is appropriate for your requirements.  This visit is free and you are not obligated in any way to proceed with us at this point.

Design

If you are happy to proceed with us, then Wayne will measure up and produce plans for any works you require, this will be used to obtain quotes from a selection of contractors from our approved list.  All the Contractors are Trust Mark accredited. You will then be able to decide which contractor/price you wish to proceed with.

Project Management

Once this is agreed, Wayne will continue to oversee the project from start to finish; dealing with any queries or concerns along the way and will visit during the works to check on progress.  He will also undertake a completion inspection to ensure the work has been done correctly and that you are satisfied.

Costs

Each project is priced on an individual basis depending on your requirements; we will give you an estimate of cost once we understand what you are hoping to achieve.  A detailed price is provided once the quotations have been received.  The final cost does not normally change from the quotation but on occasion things come up on site that need to be dealt with, any changes will be agreed with you in advance and options and costs to address them will be fully discussed.

Please call us on 01684 579456 if you would like any further information or if you want to arrange a visit.

Wayne Aston – Private Works Specialist/Technical Officer

Recent Case Study for a Private Works project;

Case Study Mr & Mrs Stark “My wife and I cannot thank you and your staff enough for fine planning and supervision of the provision of a    level access shower at our address.  The builder was excellent and finished work has far exceeded our expectations.   The advice we had from your good selves, right from the start, has ensured that we have a shower installation which will serve our needs in the future.”  Mr & Mrs S, Wychavon

 Due to her health, Mrs S had been struggling with the existing shower which was affecting her confidence and was concerned with slipping and falling.

Mrs S’s needs were assessed by the Community Occupational Therapy team and Care & Repair were contacted to assist with the adaptation through the private works service.

A Technical officer from Care & Repair worked with Mr and Mrs S on the adaptation, providing advice on the options available,   project managing the works from start to finish, including the tendering of the project for Mr and Mrs S to select the contractor.

The cost of the adaptation was significantly lower and better suited to Mrs S’s needs now and into the future compared to a quote previously received from a bathroom company.

The new layout and materials used help reduce the risk of slips and trips enabling Mrs S to continue living independently.

As a result of the adaptation, we were invited to give a talk to a local Friendship group where Mr S gave a lovely testimonial on his experience with Care & Repair.  The talk has led to other talks and events in the area.