Property maintenance Services
As one of the premier heating and plumbing companies in the region, VHL have over 20 years’ experience providing first rate property maintenance services & contracts to domestic and commercial customers across London and Home Counties.
Maintenance & Repairs
As part of our comprehensive provisions, our dedicated building and property maintenance team offer a wide and versatile range of repairs and maintenance services for all property owners, with everything from gutter cleaning and boiler servicing to thorough electrical testing and certification.
Our reputation for high quality service has led to us carrying out a number of regular contracts for landlords, letting agencies and social housing organisations, and all of our home maintenance work is accredited by a number of relevant associations, including Gas Safe, the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS) and the Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers (IPHE). We also offer attractive 3 star landlord contracts to cover all maintenance requirements within a property.
VHL offers building and property maintenance for domestic and commercial sectors including:
- Estate and Letting Agents
- Offices and Retail Units
- Care Homes and Nursing Homes
- Foreclosed Homes
Please see a summary of the popular services that we offer alongside heating, plumbing, and electrical services:
Painting and Decorating
A good painter and decorator can make all the difference when maintaining a property and keeping it looking in tip-top condition. Painting and decorating offers one of the most cost-effective ways to revitalise a domestic or commercial property.
Jobs can range from preparing and painting surfaces such as wood, plaster, metal and brickwork, stripping old wallpaper and hanging new wallpaper, re-finishing a house's internal paintwork through to providing heavy-duty finishings to commercial premises such as warehouses and workshops, or painting exterior features such as fencing and external walls.
Many people say that plastering is an art, and rightly so – plasterers perform a deceptively simple-looking job that can take years to master. From surface preparation, mixing the right plaster for the job through to creating a smooth surface, an experienced plasterer will understand how to get the best possible finish in many different environments.
This is an essential part of property maintenance as a blocked gutter can quickly turn into something much more serious, such as water ingress. In the long-term, a blocked gutter can cause a wall to get saturated with water, which is often seen in internal walls due to the presence of damp spots, wallpaper peeling and mould. At its most serious water ingress can cause structural defects.
Drain and Gully cleaning
Blocked drains and gullies need urgent attention as they can quickly cause serious issues such as flooding or property damage. At VHL we pride ourselves on our year round emergency call out service meaning that urgent issues can be dealt with in the shortest possible time, saving money in the long run.
Gone unrepaired, roof problems can quickly escalate into something more serious, so checks should be part of building and property maintenance contracts. It is often the case that minor works are required rather than full re-roofing, in which case, VHL are able to offer the necessary repairs at competitive prices.
Trace & Repair – Water & Gas Leaks
If a water or gas leak is detected there are processes that can be followed to trace and repair the leak. Having people on-hand for such work is also known as "trace and access cover". Whether this is from central heating, the water mains, underfloor heating, we have the skills and tools required to be able to find the sources of leaks, even in difficult to access areas, and provide solutions.
Electrical Appliance Repair and PAT Testing
VHL has a team of fully-qualified and certified electricians who are able to repair faults in electrical appliances such as cookers, washing machines, dishwashers, fridges & freezers.
PAT (or "portable appliance testing") is otherwise referred to as "In-Service Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment". There is no legal requirement to do PAT testing, however, there is a legal responsibility for landlords, employers and property owners to ensure that electrical equipment is safe to use, so appliances and electronic goods should be checked on a routine basis.
In general, modern loft insulation does not require maintenance, but there can be impacts from situations such as water leaks in the roof where replacements of sections of insulation might be necessary. Additionally, routine checks might identify that the existing loft insulation is sub-standard – older houses and commercial buildings may well have minimal insulation in which case there can be significant savings from getting a loft insulated.
If your property has a broken or damaged window then it is important to get it fixed quickly for security and safety reasons. VHL’s glaziers offer services such as emergency window boarding, shop front repairs, inward tilt & turn window repairs, hinge repairs, door repair and more.
Carpentry and Fitting Services
Having a good carpenter on-hand is an important addition to a property maintenance team. From fitting doors and furniture, building kitchen units, repairing rot, repairing windows, fitting wood or laminate flooring etc. VHL has the specialists on-hand to help.
Maybe a full property maintenance contract is not needed and more ad-hoc work is required, in which case, calling out a handyman might be more appropriate. For effectively dealing with odd-jobs, VHL offers handyman services in London.
Why you should choose VHL for your property maintenance services
We pride ourselves on our first class service, and each and every facet of our work is designed to provide the best possible results.
Dedicated account managers
We have dedicated account managers for each account, so you will receive comprehensive and knowledgeable service at all times.
We allocate our engineers to clients, maintaining consistency and high quality on each job.
We provide a same day service as often as we can – even on days when we are stretched, you won’t be waiting for more than 24 hours.
Our comprehensive service includes quoting, reporting and the provision of evidence/certification for all of our work.
Working with the leading manufacturers
We enjoy direct relationships with the leading manufacturers (Vaillant, Viessmann, Worcester Bosch, Glow-worm & more), meaning we follow approved procedures & use genuine parts.
We’re fully accredited, with comprehensive insurance and guarantee policies in place to safeguard all works.
We strive to complete our work quickly, without sacrificing the quality of our workmanship or the results we provide.
We charge very competitive prices, so you can be sure you are getting absolute value for money.
So whatever your home repair needs, get in touch with the property maintenance professionals at VHL today and find out how we can help.