Crispin House Facelift Completed


Our projected three week renovation of Crispin House has completed ahead of schedule and looks fantastic. With work done both inside and on the garden, it was a real collaborative effort by all concerned.

Several new residents are lined up to move in to the renovated rooms and everyone at Chester Aid to the Homeless (CATH) has been really appreciative of the work done. Robert Bisset, CEO of CATH, said  "it is truly a wonderful gesture from Archway to step in at a time when the charity sector is going through such a difficult period. CATH is truly delighted to have received such generous support from a local housebuilder; it has greatly lifted spirits throughout the charity for trustees, staff and clients alike. Thank you Rachael and all the team”. 

Smalley Painters have worked tirelessly for the last couple of weeks painting from top to bottom on the walls and ceilings as well as putting new gloss on all the woodwork. Bogans Carpets have taken away the tired and well worn crimson floor covering and put a bright, blue carpet in its place. Bluesky Plumbing replaced the broken taps and flushes as well as removing an old unused sink in the communal area and finally Houseproud Cleaning gave the whole house a good deep clean ready for the new residents. 

Last week we took advantage of the nice weather and members of staff from both Archway Homes and CATH, as well as a couple of volunteers, the garden undertook a transformation in just a couple of days. After the rubbish was cleared away, the fence was given a fresh coat of paint, the weeds cleared and the grass strimmed and it's now ready to use for summer. 

Huge thanks to all the subbies who contributed to the effort, as well as Eric Bray, who managed the whole project on our behalf. Also to The Architect next door who allowed us to use their car parking for the duration of the project and the House Nameplate Company who contributed with a new nameplate for the front door.

Keywords: Charity, Community