Builders merchants chain Buildbase are managing a dedicated onsite stores facility for Chester and District Housing Trust at the Trust’s repairs and maintenance site in Chester.
The new facilities involve dedicated stores personnel, a bespoke trade counter, specialised storage racking and state-of-the-art retail and card technology. Hundreds of product lines from aggregates to wire balloons and zinc screws will be kept in stock in the secure Buildbase premises for the exclusive use of TrustWorks’ 90 strong Maintenance Technicians.
Previously, TrustWorks’ repairs and maintenance personnel were using various local suppliers for the materials they needed.
Phil Jones, executive manager property services for CDHT said;
“Following a benchmarking exercise, CDHT were keen to offer ‘best value for money’ to get higher quality of materials and faster repair times. Our maintenance technicians can get everything from this store they need to get their work done more efficiently. Residents will get further value and faster and more effective repairs.”
Roy Mason, national partnering director, Buildbase, says that the experienced Buidbase staff manning the depot will be able to help, advise and speed up the collection process for CDHT personnel. “We have back-up at our nearby Warrington or Nantwich branches for transport or more stock and when projects are further afield. We will work closely with CDHT to develop the partnership and ensure its success.”