Sense, The National Deafblind and Rubella Assocation

Project Introduction

Sense is a National Charity for the deaf and blind. We have a wide property portfolio of Residential Homes, Resources Centres, and Shops which are located throughout England.

Hollmark have been carrying out construction, maintenance, and refurbishment works for the Organisation for the past 15 years, predominantly in the South, and South East regions, but also within other areas when required.

Description of works

These works have included both Reactive and Planned maintenance, and major refurbishments.

Within Reactive maintenance, Hollmark have been able to provide an effective service which has attendance timescales ranging from 28 days to 48 hours’ notice.

Planned maintenance and refurbishment projects have included all work types, ranging from re-roofing, complete shop re-fits,to major conversion works of a Children’s Centre. The general value of these works is in the range of £10,000 to £60,000, with the odd project valued at up to £200,000.

These works are all competitively tendered, and Hollmark have proved to be very cost effective in this respect.

All of our works have required all the normal trades, and others of a specialist nature, and Hollmark have always provided the necessary resources in this respect from their own direct labour, with specialist works undertaken from their sub-contractor pool.

Our Organisation deals with many persons of a vulnerable nature, with particular special needs. Hollmark have always ensured that they work safely and respectful in situations when works are undertaken in occupied premises.

Many of the trading projects in shops, and other areas involve close interaction with the public, often in challenging, busy environments. Hollmark have, once again, accommodated these issues with strict working practices, giving us complete confidence that they as an Organisation are fulfilling our duty of care.

In summary, Hollmark have proved that they are extremely competitive with regard to costs, are accommodating in terms of changing circumstances, are responsive, and can be relied upon to ensure that all works are carried out in a safe and conscientious manner to a high quality standard.

They go that extra mile! – John Turner

Some of our clients include