Posts by Chris Haygarth

Posts by Chris Haygarth

Asbestos Update: Part 2

I closed the last blog post by sharing that the cost of dealing with all of the asbestos was likely to be in the region of £50,000, and that we have been able to make some progress on reducing that cost.  Now to explain how… Firstly, of the 37 instances of asbestos mentioned previously, 11 of them were within fuse boxes and pipe/boiler gaskets.  These were easily…

Asbestos Update: Part 1

Back in April last year, when I posted the When I Survey… blog entry, we were in the process of having many surveys carried out on the building and the surrounding land, to establish suitability for redevelopment, and to be prepared for any of the surprises that might come up once we do start developing. The most enlightening report from all of those surveys was the…

Back Garden Work Begins…

While most of us were enjoying the record breaking heat and sunshine of our bank holiday weekend, there was some real activity down in the gardens of the Willow Lane Houses. Andy & Phil, members of Community Church, led a team of people who dug the whole garden over for a new lawn, and laid hardcore for an access path between the back doors of the houses. It looks…

Houses Full!

Great News! 82, 84, 86 & 88 Willow Lane now all have tenants in them.  Two of them are occupied well in to next year and the other 2 need filling for next academic year. We are really thankful to Hudlets, www.hudlets.su, who have helped us get them occupied and provide a great service for landlords and tenants. After all of the work, it’s great to see the houses…

Houses ready to rent!

It’s been a while since the last update but a lot has been going on with the houses, internal before and after photos will be up shortly. They are now available for rent, and can be seen here – http://www.hudlets.su/properties/willow-lane/