Transforming homes

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Transforming Homes

The Transforming Homes programme is currently limited to work that can be carried out within government guidelines. We are contacting residents with details of how these affect works to their property. If you need to discuss this further, please contact your resident liaison officer.

Overview

Transforming Homes is the name of our programme to refurbish all council homes in Thurrock.

The programme covers:

  • kitchens that are over 20 years-old
  • bathrooms that are over 30 years-old
  • boilers that are over 15 years-old
  • electrics that are over 25 years-old
  • windows that are either over 30 years or are single-glazed
  • roofs that are over 40 or 50 years-old, depending on type

We will also aim to maximize energy efficiency and eradicate damp and mould.

Each property will be surveyed to agree an exact plan of works. Surveys will take about 4 weeks to complete for each property, and will consider their individual needs.

Your home will still have working facilities at the end of each day's work, so you will not have to move out while improvements take place. If you have additional support needs then please discuss them with your resident liaison officer.

You can still report repairs while waiting for Transforming Homes works to take place in your area.

Timetable for improvements

The Transforming Homes programme started in 2013 and has already benefited thousands of homes across the borough.

The programme of internal works ended in 2019 and we moved on to external improvements to our estates. These will include the renewal of any single-glazed windows that remain.