We realise the importance of working with our Clients to try and give a total and comprehensive service. Quite often our works are “pigeonholed” and subsequently when other Trades bring their products to site, either something has been overlooked at Design / Procurement Stage to make the combined product not quite as planned. NEOS Protect Ltd already take up the mantle to work and liaise directly with Access Control Companies working on our projects by contact to offer a free service, to ensure their equipment and access routes etc are factory prepared and give a professional neat finish which assists everyone.
We have extended this to two further associated Companies – The Safety Letter Box Company – provider of SbD Letterbox Banks for Multi Occupancy Dwellings and often installed to the Main Entrance Door / Sidescreen. This again ensures a professional installation with all adaptions carried out within our works, to ensure compatibility of products etc. The recent successes to a number of schemes has seen this relationship develop as the mutual benefits to not only ourselves, but also critically to the End Client, gives both Companies increased job satisfaction to see ” a job done well”
The other “partner” resulted from an award by a London Council attempting to “smarten up” a Housing Estate and wished to bring a “piece of the country” to inner London. In conjunction with MJ Group, London – a creative imaging company providing innovative creative displays and enviromental graphics NEOS Protect Ltd provided just under 200 lineal metres of screen printed perforated screens displaying a leafy backdrop to a Housing Estate perimeter fencing. Initial teething problems were sorted out between both Companies working togther and before mass manufacture to ensure not only an aesthetic appearance but the prep work was fully compatible for long term performance.
The finished installation was well received by the Tenants involved and gave them an increased sense of ownership in the Estate – exactly as the Client intended.
Together, with MJ Group Ltd our aim is to provide a range of alternative visual designs to Housing Architects, Designers and Specifiers for consideration on Urban Regeneration Schemes.
2012 started with a major boost to the New Year with 3No significant Awards totalling in excess of £200,000 within the first week !!.
Following guidance from ACPO Secured by Design, the UK’s 2nd largest Housebuilder awarded NEOS Protect the installation of a number of access controlled Entry Doors to a prestigious New Build Development in West London. Timescale: Installation of Phase One is due in February with a subsequent Phase to follow in the summer. The early signs indicate that this may become a long standing business relationship with further potential opportunities already discussed.
A further new Client, an Essex based Access Control Company chose NEOS Protect Ltd to be part of a “Joint Venture” to meet the requirements of the Local Housing Company’s Capital Expenditure for Housing Improvements and Security Upgrade Programme. The current project entails the installation of secure Access Control Systems and SbD Entrances to 12No Housing Blocks. Timescale – March 2012 completion.
A further smaller award, but significantly yet another well established Access Control Company, has also selected NEOS Protect to work with them on the initial trial Block prior to the upgrade of all Main Entrances to a very large South London housing estate for a leading London G15 Housing Association. Timescale; The trial site is due for installation and commissioning in February with the “roll out” likely to take place in the coming months.
It is anticipated that these will all develop into further Regional “Strategic Alliances” between specialist sub contractors operating within the housing sector. The mutual benefits of working closely with these companies also extends to a much improved service to the End Client due to familarity and awareness of each others needs and willingness to work together as a team – a Win-Win situation all round.
An example of this desire to work closely with Allied Trades saw the 3rd major award, this time in South London, for a mutually established Housing Association Client requiring the fast track installation of a series of Communal Entrances as part of a significant Estate Regeneration Programme. Timescale:- Works planned for completion early March 2012.
These works are the result of a long standing and very close working relationship with a major London Access Control Company whose preference to work with NEOS Protect Ltd based upon our products, performances and willingness to support, has led to many schemes being undertaken in harmony with further significant projects in the pipeline during 2012 .
This month, more tham any, has clearly shown the importance of working closely with our fellow Trades to allow us all to perform well and the rewards that this stimulates. The benefits to the End Client cannot be underestimated and with repeat business a likely scenario, and we are pleased to be part of a growing “family” of specialist access control / door sub contractors working as a team to deliver an efficient and effective service to the respective Clients.
NEOS Protect Ltd received the significant award to complete the installation of Communal Entrances to SbD Standards on a Borough wide programme for a major London Authority Housing Company. The works are part of a “housing alliance” agreement between the Authority, Main Contractors and Specialist Sub Contractors working together to bring maximum value for money and enhanced performance levels to the End Client.
NEOS Protect Ltd were confirmed as part of this Alliance in September
Following the late withdrawal by a Door Company, a large Northern Construction Company was faced with major problems to meet Contract Programme Completion Date on a Housing Regeneration Scheme. Fortunately the M&E Contractor was able to introduce them to NEOS
Protect and following prompt dialogue from both sides, the works of Main Entrances, Bin Store Doors and Decorative Louvre Wall Panels to 5No Housing Blocks were fully installed and commissioned on time in early January 2012 for February Handover.
To assist the Main Contractor meet their impending deadlines, NEOS employees volunteered to cut short their Christmas Break and worked through the intermediate days to ensure the works were installed and completed on time.
Each Block comprised a communal bin storage doorset, Main Entrance and 2No louvre wall panels
NEOS Protect Ltd are invited by a specialist National Housing Contractor as “Existing Supplier” to undertake further surveys for an additional 5No sites in Scotland for the installation of secure mild steel Communal Entrances to High Rise Tower Blocks. Phases 1 & 2 are due for completion in the current year, with following sites due for handover during the Summer of 2012.
NEOS Protect Ltd are engaged as “Nominated Supplier” to undertake site survey and recommendations for a leading London Based Housing Contractor for extensive controlled access provision for a large housing estate undergoing a major refurbishment programme. Works are expected to start during late October with planned completion pre- Christmas 2011.
NEOS Protect Ltd receives confirmation of inclusion into a “Housing Alliance” of Major Contractors and Specialist Sub Contractors to manufacture and install new Communal Entrances to a number of sites within the M25. The award and programme are currently being finalised with a project value in excess of £350,000 for 2011/12 Financial Year.
NEOS Protect Ltd install their first Timber Communal Entrance to a Sheltered Accommodation Unit for a leading North East based Housing Group. The ability to offer a choice of product enables the Client to select appropriate finishes to best suit both the environment and anticipated usage.
NEOS Protect Ltd successfully awarded a “fast track” project to manufacture and install a series of gates, fencing and communal door upgrades for a major London Borough (Value circa £100,000). The works are all due for completion during October to meet Client’s programme.
NEOS Protect Ltd are invited to present recommendations and solutions to a London based Housing Association for the provision of new Entrances and External Cladding Works to a number of High Rise Tower Blocks. Following close discussions on materials, design and corporate image, the NEOS Protect proposals receive “sign-off” and submitted for Local Authority Planning Approval. Models and samples have been provided by NEOS for Tenant Consultation Meetings with further attendances to support the End Client’s objectives of Stakeholder involvement. The Nominated Status secured on this will generate circa £500,000 worth of business in the current financial year to 31st March 2012.