ROI within 3 months and up to 40% reduction
in administration work per job
Refurbify allows housing stock owners to take control of projects by bringing together all documents, permissions, and tasks reducing administration by up to 40% per job. Quality of work, timelines, and compliance are also improved with digital audit trails creating industry-leading accountability.
VRM Refurbify streamlines the interactions between large housing stock owners, their residents and suppliers enabling all project stakeholders to collaborate seamlessly in the cloud.
Stakeholders can share, view and manage projects in a safe and secure environment, using real-time information direct from the field via mobile apps. The innovative platform creates a digitised audit trail for transparency, significantly reducing costs and increasing the quality of work delivered with industry-leading accountability.
The London Borough of Camden, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Retrofit Works, and Energia.
VRM’s sales partner and reseller Retrofit Works was awarded the contract to manage refurbishment activities for four London Councils covering 400,000 homes utilising VRM Refurbify in December 2016
TOWER BLOCK REFURBISHMENTS
VRM Refurbify was utilised by Camden Council for their 2016 Affordable Warmth Project of Denton Towers, an 18-story tower block. The VRM Refurbify platform was used successfully to monitor and supervise all the refurbishment activities, enabling all members of the construction team to collaborate seamlessly in the cloud.
Significant cost and time savings to the main contractor and client were realised at both survey and installation phases.
Construction issues were resolved much quicker, reducing costly work delays.
Used UAV Drone survey to produce a 3D BIM model for planning.
Enabled quicker funding claims for the Contractor under the Energy Company Obligation that enhanced its cash-flow requirements.
The client benefited by having the additional remote monitoring facility and oversight of the whole construction process, performance KPI’s of each sub-contractor over and above their normal project management processes.
Positive resident feedback as VRM Refurbify’s customer portal allowed for the quicker resolution of onsite issues – particularly important given the vulnerable nature of the elderly residents at this site.
Mitigated future compliance risks with a digital audit trail.
DENTON TOWERS CASE STUDY
“The Refurbify platform has been an integral part of our business from the very beginning and even pulled it to places we we didn't expect to go, which is really exciting and refreshing. The team at VRM has consistently delivered provided the support we require.”
- Russell Smith, Managing Director, Retrofit Works