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Business: Sure Maintenance
Services: Heating and hot water
Markets: Social housing
Date: 08/02/2021

Salix Homes


We’ve been working with Salix Homes since 2010, successfully retaining the contract in 2014 and 2018.

We’ve provided a comprehensive 10 month 3* gas servicing, maintenance and installation service to Salix Homes for 9 years to 6,312 properties across Salford, continually maintaining 100% LGSR compliance. 

We complete 250 reactive / planned installations annually.


  • Faster decision making
  • Reduced duplication (paperwork / data)
  • Proximity to Salix Homes staff promotes helpful / information sharing environment

The Contract Manager / Supervisor are based within Salix Homes offices facilitating direct liaison with the dedicated Salix Homes Helpdesk / Salix Homes contract staff.

All staff live within five miles of the contract area, with five residing within Salford. 

Evidencing successful delivery


Service & Maintenance

  • CP12 compliance: 100% (for last 7 years)
  • Servicing appointments made / kept: 97.5%
  • First-time fix (FTF): 98.81%
  • Serving access rate: 72% (first-time) / 97% (3 attempts)
  • Response times
    • Normal (5 days): 100%
    • Emergency (8 hours / 2 hours): 100%


  • Installations completed within 5 days: 100%
  • Defects: <0.5%
  • Re-calls in first 12 months: 0.3%
  • Customer satisfaction: 100% (92%return rate)

The proximity of staff to properties means we respond to all call-outs (emergency / urgent) within required response times. Vulnerable customers are visited within 8 hours.

Sue Sanderson at Salix Homes said:

Sure have continued to ensure that SH have maintained their 9 year 100% gas compliance. For servicing they achieve customer satisfaction scores of 98.9%, on a return rate of 99.16%. 

"They are currently exceeding both repairs targets of 95% with an average FTF of 98.81%, and completion within target time average of 99.77%.

"Sure have given exemplary service over the past 9 years in all areas including servicing, repairs and installation works and have always given value for money, helping us to make savings that we have been able to reinvest in additional projects.

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