Who are Solihull Community Housing
Solihull Community Housing are an Arm’s Length Management Organisation (ALMO). SCH was set up in April 2004 with the aim to run the housing service on behalf of Solihull Council. Although the Council still owns the properties and is effectively the landlord the housing services are delivered by Solihull Community Housing.
With over 2, 200 tenants, tackling excessive vandal, arson and antisocial behaviour attacks was a main priority for Solihull Community Housing. Many of the communal entrance doors to the social housing blocks were prone to vandal attacks, were unfit for purpose, unsecure and unattractive for current and potential tenants. Providing their tenants with a safe living environment, a vermin and vandal proof communal entrance and an aesthetically pleasing, welcoming entrance to their home was paramount for SCH which is why they dedicated themselves to refit communal entrance and bin store doors across 37 high rise blocks.
To provide secure communal entrance solutions to improve the livelihoods of those living in the area based on SCH’s ‘open’ style, allowing high levels of light into the space and visibility for tenants.
After careful consideration of the specifications offered by different companies, Warrior were approached by Solihull Community Housing to design, manufacture and install a number of communal entrance and bin store doors, that were strong, vandal and vermin proof and visually pleasing, as well as being low maintenance with low cycle costs, all traits a Warrior Door can present.
Warrior designed, manufactured and installed DDA compliant doors that were not only robust, but that featured large glazed areas, using anti-bandit laminated glass that is tested to EN356 Security Rating, and Secured by Design approved, to ensure extra safety and light for the tenants. In addition to the communal entrance doors, Warrior also replaced the dilapidated bin stores with high quality brushed stainless steel doors to prevent the attacks from happening in the future.
The refurbished communal entrance doors create a more sought after living space for tenants. The fully glazed panels work to eliminate the fortress mentality surrounding social housing and tenants now feel safer and more secure in their living environment as they can see exactly who and what they are approaching when returning to their building.
Watch the video below featuring Rod Stevens visiting just a few of the housing blocks in Chelmsley Wood before and after a Warrior Door installation.