Case Study:
Housing Trust Roof Renewal Works

Project Overview

Dabinett was instructed by a housing trust to act as project managers for a block of properties in Carlisle, to consider the need for roof renewal.  The instruction involved diagnosed problems, designed remedial works, tendered to cotnractors and oversaw the renewal of the roofs.

Competitive tendering provided best value for the client, seeing significant savings over what had been anticipated from the regular contractor often used.

Project Requirement

Roof renewal was required to a block of 1950s properties, owned by a trust.

The roof tiles were at the end of their serviceable life and the underlying sarking felt had deteriorated.  The Client brief was to replace the coverings as soon as possible.

We inspected to provide a feasibility report with recommendations on the best way forward. Following this we were instructed to design and procure the project which included design drawings, specifications, and tender documents, tendering to four contractors and reporting on tender returns. Once the Contractor was appointed, we administered the building contract and managed the project on behalf of the Client.

Project Outcome

Now more than ever, it is becoming more prudent to improve the thermal performance of buildings.  Costs are increasing making economic sense to reduce energy use.  Additionally there is a greater acceptance of an ethical aspect to do what can be done.

With the update to the minimum energy efficiency standard for commercial buildings coming in place from the 1st of April 2023, it is unlawful for Landlord to continue to let a property with an energy rating of F or G. Insulating a roof void is justs one of many ways we can improve the thermal performance of buildings.

Project management services by Dabinett 


Dabinett have established a reputation for delivering high-quality building projects on time and to budget for a range of businesses from individual traders to large companies. For any size of construction project, we can offer advice as to how best to execute it and how best to control the process.

If you are in need of a building project management service or any other commercial construction support , contact our friendly team today!

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