Residents get involved

CIH Housing 2013 Conference and Exhibition

Social Housing Residents Getting Involved Choosing Fire

A choice event held at Gateshead Civic Centre, hosted by The Gateshead Housing Company and assisted by Be Modern, welcomed residents from the local area to get involved in the improvements taking place in their homes.

The area is currently undergoing an extensive improvement programme in conjunction with an ongoing commitment to keep homes at the government’s Decent Homes standard.

Residents of 522 homes were invited to take part in the Gateshead event where selections of Be Modern’s eco friendly electric fireplace suites were on display. Residents were offered the opportunity to choose their favourite fireplace, which would later be fitted into their home.

Kate Stewart from The Gateshead Housing Company’s Investment Team was on hand to offer advice on the maintenance process and guidance to residents on how they make their selection.

Kate commented: “The event proved popular with tenants and their families seeing the fires and surrounds at first hand before making their choice.”

Mark Walton, Be Modern’s National Contracts Manager added: “It’s important to offer residents a good choice as they will be the people living with the product. We are pleased to be able to help The Gateshead Housing Company in the process.”

Be Modern is dedicated to working with housing associations and local authorities throughout the UK to provide an exceptional and reliable service. Product demonstrations and events can be arranged on request. For more information please call 0191 489 8006.