Solihull Community Housing (SCH)

Solihull Community Housing (SCH)

Originally operating as Solihull Community Housing's (SCH) electrical contractor in 2012, due to consistently high levels of service Dodd Group was awarded 100% of the gas and electrical works in 2014, before successfully re-tendering the entire contract again in 2016.

We provide planned and 24/365 reactive gas servicing, maintenance, installations, repairs and electrical testing, repairs, rewires, upgrades and improvements works to 8,300 properties across Solihull.

Cost Efficiencies
• Worked alongside gas engineers to reduce fitting packs; reducing the cost of each heating installation by 8%
• Replaced filter manufacturer to further reduce heating installation costs by 0.25
• Conducted a pricing exercise with boiler manufacturer to reduce installation costs by a final 2%
• Reduced gas servicing costs by 9.27% and out of hours heating repair costs by 8.37%, saving £20,000 since January 2017
• Exchange post-installation surplus materials for supplier credit
• Completed an additional 312 EICRs within the allocated electrical budget
• Reduced electrical testing costs by 5.9% overall, by completing first time fix repairs on category 2 items, preventing return visits

Key Information:
• Long term, Open Book Partnership
• Female Gas Engineer is a full trained Liaison Officer
• Inducted 13 inherited engineers from 2 incumbent contractors via TUPE
• Undertook the gas works 18 months’ early, upon request, mobilising in 2 weeks

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