Welcoming Wates Living Space as new repair partner

Wates van

We are pleased to welcome Wates Living Space as our new partner on 1st July.  They will be delivering responsive repairs and planned maintenance, gas servicing, electrical works and works to void properties.  This will cover one third of the council housing in the borough in Dearne, Wombwell, Darfield, Hoyland, Birdwell and Tankersley. The remaining two thirds of the Borough will be covered in-house by our Construction Services Team.

Barnsley Council’s new Property Repairs and Improvement Partnership (PRIP) contract with Wates Living Space was due to start on Wednesday 1 April 2020. Issues arising from the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, unfortunately, delayed the start of this contract, and Kier Housing Maintenance extended the contract until Tuesday 30 June 2020.

If you live in these areas, you will see very minimal change and disruption in the service you receive, and repairs will be the same quality and standard as before.  Wates have put together a short video via this link to reassure you that they will carry out work in a safe manner due to Covid 19. Here’s an image of the van, so you know what to look for.

You can still report repairs in the same way by calling the Repairs Hotline on 01226 787878, emailing: repairs@berneslaihomes.co.uk or for non-emergency repairs download the Berneslai Homes app.