Trafford Housing Trust in Manchester manages 12 high rise blocks ranging from six to 22 storeys. All are fitted with fully reversible windows and the client wanted to undertake pre-planned preventative maintenance.
For the specific requirements of this project, the team sourced a specialist device for working on fully reversible windows from inside each flat rather than having to fix mast climbers or hanging cradles to each external elevation on the outside.
Using the ‘Eazi-Lifter’ window hoist, Mila Maintenance engineers worked effectively from inside each flat, safely anchoring the opening sash so that it could be brought inside for any necessary repair or maintenance actions to be carried out.
Their expertise provided Trafford Housing with significant savings on the contract.
Alan Clough, Property Surveyor for Trafford Housing Trust’s Regeneration Team was delighted with the proactive approach taken by Mila Maintenance to provide a best value service. He said: “Mila used its expertise and experience to provide a cost effective and highly efficient service. The Eazi-Lifter solution saved us a substantial sum on access costs which were then be reinvested in the overall maintenance programme.