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Valor brings ‘suite’ success to Wolverhampton homes


Leading gas and electric fire manufacturer, Valor, continues to play a key role in assisting Wolverhampton Homes implement an ambitious heating upgrade programme and routine replacements throughout its 23,000 strong housing stock, by supplying a variety of its best-selling electric suites and gas and electric fires.

One of the UK’s leading ALMO’s (Arm’s Length Management Organisation), Wolverhampton Homes manages council houses on behalf of Wolverhampton City Council and its stock makes up nearly 20% of all homes in the city. As part of its ‘Decent Homes’ modernisation and refurbishment programme and Major Void Works, more than 4,000 houses, flats and bungalows have already benefited from having a Valor suite or fire installed.

As part of the ‘Decent Homes’ programme, customers are encouraged to choose from two of Valor’s best-selling electric suites – Medway and Teviot Longlite – as such choice serves to increase their overall satisfaction. For routine replacements, Valor also supplies its Blenheim and Seattle Longlite electric fires, as well as its energy efficient Firelite and Brava radiant gas fires.

To cater for the needs of the elderly and disabled, several of these products also come complete with a wide range of special features that include; top control, disabled handle, raised heat markings and Fireslide control.

Commenting on Valor’s role, Frank Dalton, Principal Contracts Supervisor at Wolverhampton Homes said:
“As well as providing and maintaining more than 23,000 homes in the city, our work at Wolverhampton Homes involves supporting and helping often elderly or vulnerable tenants, to live safely and independently in their own homes.”

Frank adds:

“Based on the quality of their products, reliable service levels and fires that cater for special needs, Valor was a number one choice for both our Decent Homes programme and routine replacements.”

Product Marketing Manager at Valor, Tracey Falshaw, says:

“We are delighted to have played such a pivotal role in Wolverhampton Homes’ heating upgrade programme. As well as offering a superior range of heating products, all our models provide unrivalled levels of safety, reliability and energy efficiency.”

Formed in 2005, Wolverhampton Homes is one of the Midlands’ leading social housing providers. In 2013, the organisation was ranked 40th in the Top 100 best not-for-profit organisations to work for and in 2011, the company achieved the excellence level in Social Housing Equality Framework. Its vision is to be the landlord of choice in Wolverhampton and to support sustainable communities.