London

Barnet Homes Social Value Contractor of the Year 2020

Specialising in direct client works and social housing projects in London and surrounding areas

From our regional Greenwich office we have successfully completed numerous projects, predominantly associated with direct client works and social housing schemes.
We have the experience and skills to offer the full spectrum of services relating to a typical social housing refurbishment project:
  • Electrical rising and lateral main replacements.
  • Internal dwelling rewires.
  • Inspection and testing.
  • Communal lighting Renewal.
  • Fire alarm systems.
  • Door entry & access control.
  • Warden call.
  • CCTV.
  • Communal door replacements – both internal and external.
  • Lightning protection surveys & installation.
  • All associated fire stopping, builders works & carpentry
Our direct works also encompass such elements as:
  • Ventilation system improvements.
  • Generator and inverter renewal.
  • Solar thermal installation and the associated plant room interfacing.
  • School rewires.

The London Team…

Our management team has a long history of working in the social housing market place, consistently delivering a high quality product coupled with a first class service. As a team we are also fully versed in the importance of making excellent resident and client relationships the cornerstone of a successful project.
Operations Management

Greg Slater

Managing Director

Jason Oakford

Operations Director
Sales & Enquiries

Mandy Williamson

Management Assistant

Responsible for PQQ documentation, insurance claim control, training records, event & travel booking.

Helen Matson

Bid Manager / Writer

Sophocles Sophocli

Estimator

Jazz Cooper

Management Support

Supporting the regional Directors and Management Team across a multitude of managerial activities

Engineering

Julian Griffin

Contracts Manager

Has a wealth of experience in both domestic and industrial electrical installation, CCTV, data, fire alarms, controls, lighting and testing.

Andy Savage

Contracts Manager

Andy has more than 40 years’ experience in the M&E industry, working on all aspects of turnkey projects from design through to commissioning

Site Management
Experience has taught us that by allocating repetitive or similar tasks to the same set of tradesman, a benefit is brought to the overall delivery and quality of our product and that is why we break the works down into trade/system packages, each headed by a site supervisor. Our site managers are our most experienced operatives; competent to interpret working drawings, understand the trade/system packages and manage their own trade/system team.

Lane Abrahams

Site Manager

Worked on may large London projects and is proficient in fire alarms, CCTV, door entry, ERM and internal rewires.

Site Supervision

Richard Pearman

Site Supervisor

James Haynes

Site Supervisor
Resident Liaison
Our Residents Liaison Officers are responsible for establishing and maintaining open lines of communication with the various resident committees and local area housing offices, attending all scheme resident meetings, booking appointments with the residents and conducting pre-commencement internal surveys. They are also responsible for monitoring the works within a dwellings as they progress and collecting the customer satisfaction forms.

Jenny Lucas

Senior Resident Liaison Officer

Jenny has extensive experience of Social Housing projects and has worked on many similar projects in the London area.

Steffenie Cannon

RESIDENT LIAISON OFFICER

Zoe Brough

Resident Liaison Officer

Peter Harrison

Resident Liaison Officer

Peter is an RLO with a trade background and has been involved in numerous diverse refurbishment schemes for Vallectric.

Michelle McGovern

Resident Liaison Officer

Hazel Relph

RESIDENT LIAISON OFFICER
Some quotes from tenants and clients:
I will give Jenny Lucas a hundred per cent marks, she did a great job, a lovely lady, very helpful, caring, and always with a cheerful face to everyone, we will be sad to see her go.<span class="su-quote-cite">Mary Kenny - tenant - Gadsbury Close</span>
I would like to take this opportunity to compliment Ms Jenny Lucas on the professional manner in which she has conducted herself at Gadsbury Close. It has been a pleasure to work alongside her, she has been very caring towards the residents here and has become part of the family.<span class="su-quote-cite">Yvonne Smith - Sheltered Housing Office - Barnet Homes</span>
Apprentices

Calum Baker

Electrotechnical Apprentice

Calum was recommended by BOOST for training to full time employment.

Rodney Fuster

Electrotechnical Apprentice

Rodney was recommended by BOOST for training to full time employment.

Health & Safety

Mark Foster

H&S Co-ordinator

Responsibility for all company Health & Safety policy and procedure, as well as surveying duties for our London Business Centre.

Surveying

Curtis Grundy

Surveyor

Assisting with the surveying duties for the London Business Centre

Buying

Guljit Flora

Buyer

Purchaser of standard materials for projects for all the company and arrangement of fleet leases/repairs.

Frameworks…

We have been awarded approved contractor status on a number of frameworks in recognition of our ability to ensure best practice, compliance, assurance, quality, innovation and resident safety.
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea - M&E framwork (Lots 1 to 3), Including Lifts (Lot4)
 
The Framework covers Electrical, Mechanical and Lifts, and is for 4 years with an optional 2 year extension period, it’s worth overall £250M, and comprises of 4 Lots. Vallectric have been successful in being included on Lot 2 – M&E works valued between £500K - £1.5M plus lot 3 M&E works valued above £1.5M.
Royal Borough of Greenwich, Home Improvements
Royal borough of Greenwich
A 5-year Framework agreement for the improvement of residents’ homes throughout the borough by renewal of rising and lateral mains, upgrading of communal lighting, installation of new emergency lighting and decoration to common areas.

Awards…

We're very proud of the work we do and our positive impact on the community.  It's very pleasing, therefore, when we are formally recognised for our achievements.
Social Value Contractor of the year 2020, Barnet Homes
The award is in recognition of our commitment towards supporting and improving the overall wellbeing and prospects for the Barnet community including:
  • Contribution to a Covid-19 Recovery Fund,
  • Provision of training and job opportunities,
  • Design and installation of a new community garden area,
  • Commendation from residents.
Pictured from left to right are Bob Wilde, Social Value Co-ordinator, Greg Slater, Managing Director & Jason Oakford, Operations Manager.

Some of our clients…

Comments from our clients…

1-140 Longberrys, Barnet

Vallectric were very professional and helpful during the contract period. I would be very pleased to be able to work with them again.

Errol Singh
Morgan Sindal

Lift Supplies in Camden, London

Lakehouse and the client are more than happy in the way Vallectric have carried out their contracted works from operational to senior level.

Papu Ram
Lakehouse

Alexander & Ainsworth Estate

Completely on the ball.

Christopher Palmer
Camden Borough Council

Various Projects

From Directors to the site operatives their approach is one of client focussed delivery with expertise and quality born of deep rooted experience in their field.

Alastair Macfarlane
WSP Group

Barnet Planned – Lisle and Cricklewood

I found that the Vallectric team worked safely and professionally through out this contract and the engineering team very obliging and attended to any issues promptly. Vallectric is a company I would a be happy to work with, based on past experiences.

Errol Singh
MSPS

Electrical Rewiring, Uttlesford

The engineer was quick at responding to queries and deals with them in a polite and professional manner.

Andrew Hurrell
Uttlesford District Council

Various Projects

I have found Vallectric to be professional and proactive with a work ethic that goes beyond the expectations of the client.

Alastair Macfarlane
WSP Group

115-170 Clitterhouse Road, Barnet

The installation team were very professional in their approach to the contract. The engineering team were helpful at all times and were responsive in dealing with queries. New to Vallectric, but very pleased with the outcome.

Errol Singh
Morgan Sindall

Lift Supplies in Camden, London

Lakehouse are happy in the additional information provided to residents and lakehouse from a techncial basis.

Papu Ram
Lakehouse

Electrical Rewiring, Uttlesford

The team seem to be well versed with installations and have a professional attitude with conduct to our residents.

Andrew Hurrell
Uttlesford District Council

Some of our projects…

Social Housing
Electrical Rising Mains Replacement & Communal Lighting Introduction, Parkside Estate, Bow
Parkside Estate, Bow
ERM replacement and the introduction of new communal lighting to 11 block locations on the Parkside Estate in Bow east London covering 650 homes, on behalf of Kier Services Housing Maintenance. The Client being The Clarion Housing Group.
This scheme included works to Lakeview, a modernist style block with significant historical interest, which overlooks Victoria Park. Originally designed by the Russian architect Berthold Lubetkin whilst with his Tecton practice.
Client Kier Services Housing Maintenance / Clarion Group
Approx value £3.5m
Duration Oct 2016 to Jan 2019
Electrical Rising Mains Replacement, Foundling Court, Brunswick Centre, Camden
Brunswick Centre, Camden
This is a historical scheme completed by the Vallectric team in London. The Brunswick Centre is an iconic building, listed as Grade 2 by English Heritage. Vallectric were tasked with installing new surface clipped MICC cabling from the existing incoming service position to each respective dwelling.
The scheme was challenging as all cable routes, methods of installation/termination, colouring of the MICC PVC sheath needed approval from the delivery team and ultimately English Heritage as the works progressed. Vallectric adopted a proactive managerial approach, instigating bi-weekly on site meetings and sectional completion of the works.
Client Camden Council
Consultant Nifes
Approx value £50k
Duration May 2004 to February 2005
Electrical Rising Mains Replacements + New Riser Routes + Communal Lighting + All Associated Builders Works, Rowley Way, Camden
Rowley Way, Camden
Rowley Way is an iconic site within Camden, designed by Neave Browne of Camden’ Architectural Department in 1968, which is listed as Grade 2 (both internally and externally) by English Heritage. Vallectric were engaged by Camden Council to replace the existing Electrical Rising Mains to 366 properties serviced by 72 risers on the site.
Numerous challenges were overcome successfully by the Vallectric site management team, these included:
  • The creation of a new internal riser pathway to the 72 riser locations.
  • The careful removal of the original ceramic tiles to the kitchen areas within the 366 properties, followed by a cleaning and adhesive removal process which Vallectric devised with the assistance of the original tile manufacturer. Once the new ERM cabling had been installed the tiles we reinstated, all in accordance with English Heritages strict guidelines and overseeing.
  • The removal of kitchen units, followed by the cutting of internal dwelling floors to facilitate the new ERM cable routes.
Our concluding statistics for the project reflected:
  • 95% Resident Satisfaction Levels
  • A maximum 2% Consultant Snag Level. With the 113 Tasks defined per property the average snags raised against the collective Tasks within a property was 2.
Client Camden Council
Consultant Nifes
Approx value £1.3m
Duration May 2011 to February 2013
Electrical Rising Mains Replacements, Paddington Green and St. Johns Wood
Paddington Green and St. Johns Wood
This scheme comprised of the renewal of the electrical rising and lateral mains to 256 homes, spanning 19 blocks in 2 geographical locations within the London Borough of Westminster. The Client remit was given via a performance specification which Vallectric had to embrace and evolve into a full design. The majority of the installation was broken down into the following elements:
  • Liaising and interfacing on site with EDF Metering and UKPN.
  • The installation of a new Ryefield Boards
  • The installation of new Landlords Switch Gear and Intake Lighting.
  • The installation of powder coated galvanised trunking and the inclusion of 25mm2 SWA cabling.
  • The effective changeover of the existing R&L system to the new.
  • Joinery works associated with boxing in as and when required.
  • Decorating works in the areas affected.
  • Builders work pertaining to the creation of new Mains Intake Cupboards.
Client City West Homes
Approx value £450k
Duration March 2010 to October 2010
Extensive Projects, Barnet Homes
Vallectric have been privileged to have been working for Barnet Homes since November 2011. To date, Vallectric have completed the works to 261 blocks, which encompass 4,073 individual properties.
Our remit is extensive and encompasses the following system renewals and/or introduction of:
  • Electrical Rising Main
  • Internal Dwelling Upgrades / Rewires
  • Communal Lighting
  • Door Entry
  • Warden Call
  • Fire Alarms
  • CCTV
  • Lightning Protection
  • Fire Compartmentalisation
  • Communal Doors
  • Ventilation Systems
  • Suspended Ceilings
  • Brick Built Intake Cupboards
  • Fall Arrest Systems whilst the works are on-going
  • Environmental Cleaning
Our own Resident Satisfaction statistics reflect a 96% satisfaction level since works commenced in 2011. All of our sites have permanent Site Managers, Resident Liaison Officers and a dedicated cleaning team.
Here are some sample projects:
Fire Safety Works, Granville Road
Longford Court, Barnet Having recently completed Fire Safety Works in one of the tallest Tower Blocks within the Barnet Homes Housing stock Longford Court, Vallectric have recently moved on to the Granville Road Estate where they are involved again with Fire Safety Works, this time on 3 tower blocks, Granville, Templewood and Harpenmead each comprising 15 floors. Works will include:
  • Installation of sprinkler system
  • Installation of LD2 fire detection system
  • Installation of fire dampers in bin room
  • Replacement of refuse chute hoppers with self-closing fire resisting ones
  • Installation of fire collars to svps in ducts
  • Replacement of riser cupboard/communal doors
  • New Flat Entrance doors
  • Making good decorations to disturbed areas
  • Fire safety and general signage
Client Barnet Homes
Approx value £3.3m
Duration Aug 2021 to Mar 2022
ERM & Fire Safety Works, St. Johns Close
Longford Court, Barnet ERM & Fire safety works for 17 dwellings, entailing:
  • Mechanical refit of boiler room plant and all heating/water distribution pipework.
  • Electrical refit of mains intake and sub mains distribution.
  • Full rewire upgrades to individual flats.
  • L1 fire alarm system throughout the block.
  • Class 2 sprinkler system to flats and areas of high risk.
  • Replacement external doors with video access control.
  • Replacement internal fire doors.
  • Replacement flat front fire doors.
  • New Smart energy efficient lighting to communal areas.
  • Electrical testing and upgrades to dwellings to current electrical regulations.
Client Barnet Homes
Approx value £2m
Duration Feb to Nov 2021
Fire Safety Works, Longford Court
Longford Court, Barnet Fire safety works for 128 dwellings over 16 floors, entailing:
  • New internal communal fire doors
  • New fire rated front doors to dwellings, residential choice of 5 colours
  • Asbestos removal from redundant communal rising extract system.
  • Fire stopping to central risers
  • New stand-alone extract systems to each dwelling for improved bathroom ventilation
  • Upgrade of dwelling to BS 5839 pt6 - LD2 fire alarms
  • Sprinkler protection to each dwelling and landlords service areas all boxed in and hidden where possible
  • Fire alarm system to landlords service areas
  • Electrical testing and upgrades to dwellings to current electrical regulations
Client Barnet Homes
Approx value £3.5m
Duration Jan 2020 to Mar 2021
Housing Block Refurbishment, Vale Court
Works entailed:
  • New block entrance doors with access control and full automation.
  • New internal communal fire doors
  • New video access control to each dwelling
  • New warden call system to dwellings and communals
  • Installation of  LD1 fire alarm to block with off-site monitoring
  • Sprinkler protection to each dwelling and landlords areas all boxed in and hidden where possible
  • False ceilings to communal areas
  • Newly painted communal areas with class 0 paint.
  • Electrical testing and upgrades to dwellings to current electrical regulations
  • New mains incomer, distribution and lateral mains to each dwelling complete with surge protection.
  • Full rewire of landlords areas with new smart emergency lighting incorporating  off site monitoring
Client Barnet Homes
Approx value £1m
Duration Jul 2020 to Mar 2021
Housing Block Refurbishment, Christchurch Close
Works entailed:
  • Electrical Rising Mains Design & installation (ERM)
  • Fire Stopping Works inc. Fitting of new Internal & External Fire Doors
  • Installation of new Lighting scheme & Emergency Lighting
  • Door Entry
  • Building Works
Client Barnet Homes
Approx value £1m
Duration Aug 2018 to Jul 2019
Communal Lighting Replacement, Daren Court, Holloway, Islington
Daren Court, Holloway, Islington
Vallectric completed the replacement of the containment and lighting at Daren Court, a 9 level, 90 property 1960’s tower block. Due to the extensive amount of existing surface mounted services, we liaised closely with the client producing not only working drawings, but detailed service interface drawings, to ensure that the installation was as aesthetically pleasing as possible. Frequent client meetings, and a strong Vallectric managerial presence, resulted in the project being deemed snag free at the point of completion. O&M manual information was handed across 48Hrs after the final works on site had been concluded.
Client Islington Council
Approx value £100k
Duration November 2012 to February 2013
Domestic Occupied Testing + Upgrades + Rewires, Saffron Walden, Essex

Saffron Walden, Essex

The Uttlesford District Council framework comprised of undertaking electrical inspection and testing, with any resulting upgrades / rewires being completed, to all of the UDC council properties stretching over their extensive 248 SQ Mile geographical catchment area. Vallectric made provision for a permanently based Contract Engineer and Resident Liaison Officer, who had to adapt to their working practices / efficiencies with due consideration for the large geographical working area. This was successful achieved, with the resulting resident satisfaction statistics demonstrating a 98% satisfaction level over the cumulative 6 years of operational activity.
In addition to the contracted social housing framework, as the relationship evolved with UDC and the trust/confidence became established, Vallectric were asked to assist with a multitude of other works such as repairs to street lighting, improvements to the council chamber lighting, new communal lighting to sheltered Residential Blocks.
Client Uttlesford District Council
Approx value £2m
Duration October 2010 to March 2016
Electrical Installation Replacement, High Trees Community Development Trust
Vallectric have undertaken a comprehensive re-replacement of the electrical installations at the Tulse Hill premises of the Hight Tree Community trust including:
  • Surveying and design of a new lighting system with Luxonic Lighting
  • Design and installation of a full new electrical system to BS7671
  • Design and installation of a new CAT6 Data system
  • Design and installation of a full fire alarm system
During the design of the works it became apparent that the Trust wanted to convert the basement storeroom into a usable computer teaching room but unfortunately the budget would not facilitate these works. Vallectric suggested as we the Trust is a charity we would up-cycle existing dado trunking and sockets from exiting classrooms and install it in the basement free of charge. These works included the installation of dado trunking and sixteen Double sockets.
Client Kier Group
Approx value £82.5k
Duration Aug 2019 to Nov 2019
Electrical Installation Works, The Oaks, Greenwich
  Works:
  • Design and installation of New Electrical Network Operator System.
  • Design and Installation of a New Smart Tech Lighting System
Client Royal Borough of Greenwich
Approx value £614k
Duration Sep 2019 to Dec 2019
Direct Client Works
Church of England Pension Board, St Mary's Square
Church of England Pension Board, St Mary's Square
The block, situated in the shadow of the magnificent Gloucester Cathedral, is the first refurbishment scheme to be completed under the banner of the CoEPB’s Property Service Team. The Scope of Works comprised of: -
  • New electrical rising mains.
  • New smart controlled communal lighting. (Thorlux Lighting)
  • The installation of Aico LD2 alarm systems.
  • New Front and Rear steels. Doors. (Supplied and fitted by F.Bamford ( Engineering) Ltd.
  • A new Access Control system. (Supplied by CAME Entrotec)
  • New rear fire escapes.
  • New internal FD30s flat door sets.
  • New Gerda Pioneer Front Entrance Doors.
  • The introduction of Class 0 paint to the communal areas.
  • New communal vinyl flooring.
  • New front and rear ramp access.
  • New PVC double glazed windows.
Client Church of England Pension Board
Approx value £300k
Duration 6 months
Solar Thermal Project, Rochford Hospital, Essex
Rochford Hospital, Essex
This scheme comprised of the installation of new roof top solar thermal panelling, the associated distribution pipe work, new pre-heat vessels in the Plant Room. In addition to this we interfaced with the existing BMS system, and supplied an energy display board in the hospitals reception area providing details on the energy savings being made.
Client South Essex Partnership
Consultant Nifes
Approx value £90k
Duration February 2015 to April 2015
Improvements to the ventilation system + the provision of generator support, Westminster Car Parks
The works involved taking the outline specification generated by WS Atkins for the electrical improvement and defined refurbishment of 6 car parks within the London Borough of Westminster. These schemes included:
  • The installation of new generators
  • The modification of the electrical distribution equipment and the incorporation of ATS’s
  • Modifications and improvement to the smoke extract / ventilation systems
  • Inverter replacements and BMS controls
  • Fire alarm modifications and interlocking
  • Emergency lighting installation / improvements
  • Installation of additional lighting – plant room areas
  • Replacement of Co2 detection
The Vallectric programming and approach to the scheme had to include due thought for the logistics involved with the delivery and citing of such major plant as a generator within Central London. Carefully coordinated delivery dates, road closures and out of hours working all become important contributory factors in the scheme delivery, ultimately ensuring the minimal amount for our client or the surrounding neighbours of the project.
Client Westminster Council
Main Contractor WS Atkins
Approx value £900k
Duration  September 2010 to November 2011
New Car Park Lighting, China Town
China Town
Vallectric completed the replacement of the lighting and containment within the 1960’s underground car park in China Town, Westminster, which was undergoing a refurbishment and re-brand. The contract included for Vallectric to coordinate their works to facilitate continual phased usage of the car park by the public. This was successful achieved, with the Vallectric element of the refurbishment being completed on time and within budget.
Client Q-Park
Approx value £130k
Duration March 2012 to July 2012
School Rewire, Hargrave School
Hargrave School
The Hargrave School project was the third school completed by Vallectric, via Robert Martell and Partners, direct for Islington Council. Vallectric were contracted to undertake a full rewire of the school, this included a new incoming service head and all associated distribution equipment plus new lighting. For a proportion of the time within the contract period the school was occupied by children. Daily interfacing with the schools management team and a flexibility to the approach on site meant that the works were delivered on time and to budget.
Client Islington Council
Consultant Robert Martell and Partners
Approx value £200k
Duration August 2011 to June 2012

Social Value…

We recognise that involving the community throughout the life of a project is essential to its overall success and encourage both resident and local business involvement from the start. Further to this, we support any worthwhile community projects and initiatives; we like to feel our presence can make a difference. Here are some examples of our community involvement:
Environment
Running to work, Apr 2022
Young apprentice Calum Baker is certainly leading the way in setting an example of his healthy lifestyle to his Vallectric site colleagues and others within the local Barnet community. His daily run into work not only promotes the benefits of invigorating exercise but also enables him to make his contribution to the environment through his own reduction in carbon footprint. Well done, Calum.
Bicycling between sites, Greenwich, Jan 2021
Leading by Example.... Lane Abrahams, one of Vallectric’s long-standing Site Managers, has taken it upon himself to cycle between sites on the Royal Borough of Greenwich Framework scheme, to reduce our carbon footprint and to improve his own physical condition and mental wellbeing.
Donations
Greenwich Food Bank, Oct 2022
Vallectric Ltd continues to play their part in the local community within the Royal Borough of Greenwich with a further recent donation of £1000 to The Greenwich Foodbank. Reliance upon the Foodbank managed by C.E.O. Jamie Ginns (pictured on the right with Vallectric’s Social Value Co-ordinator Bob Wilde on the left) has escalated on the back of the recent global economic downturn and current inflation, with something like 130,000 food parcels expected to be distributed this year.
Diabetes UK 1 Million Steps Challenge Jul - Sep 21
Best foot forward for the charity Diabetes UK…. Vallectric employee Jenny Lucas pictured completing her 1 million steps challenge during July – September this year. Some of her colleagues were there to spur Jenny on and see her completion of this fine achievement. Vallectric were proud to support Jenny in her efforts to raise money for such a worthy charity.
MacMillan Cancer Support National Coffee Morning, Sep 21
Vallectric site staff at Barnet Homes St. Johns Close site seen here turning over their coffee break in support of the MacMillan National Coffee Morning on Friday 24/09/21. Cakes and coffee were in plenty of supply and a health donation will be winging it’s way to this worthy and deserving charity.
’Step Up for Dementia’ challenge, Mar 2021
Stepping up for dementia…  Mandy Williamson as she raises funds for the Alzheimer's Society by completing 850,000 steps in the first 3 months of 2021. Vallectric were proud to support Mandy in her efforts to raise money to aid dementia sufferers who were hit particularly hard by the impact of the Coronavirus lockdowns.
Clockhouse Community Centre, Greenwich, Dec 2020
While visiting our Greenwich sites, our Social Value Co-ordinator, Bob Wilde had a chance meeting with Kevin McBrien, the Centre Manager of the Clockhouse Community Centre. Always keen to help with the local community where we can, we offered our support to the training facility by supplying much needed desks and folding tables.  
If you wish to get more of an insight into the various activities that go on at the centre, their website address is clockhousecc.org.uk
Greenwich Food Bank, Dec 2020
As one of the Royal Borough of Greenwich's ERM Framework Partners, Vallectric Limited have continued to support the local community and regional businesses. Aware of the need to support local foodbanks at this time of year, and especially in these exceptional times, Vallectric have contributed £1,000 to the Greenwich Foodbank Fund. The donation means that a large number of people across the borough will get the help they so desperately need during this crisis.
Pictured are Jamie Ginns, Greenwich Foodbank; Bob Wilde, Vallectric
Community Response Fund, Barnet Homes, May 2020
Community Response Fund, Barnet Homes, May 2020
COVID-19 is having a significant impact on all of us, whether at home or at work. Sadly many Barnet residents have lost their income, struggling financially, lacking food to feed their families or can afford to buy daily essentials.
The Community Response Fund supports trusted local organisations in Barnet to provide frontline support to those most in need.
As part of our investment and commitment to the communities where we work, we have donated £1,000 toward the fund.
Awards
The Barnet Groups Annual Community Awards, Jan 2024
Barnet
Vallectric were once again proud to be one of the main sponsors of The Barnet Groups Annual Community Awards – 2023. Representing Vallectric this year, were our Site Supervisor James Haynes, and Resident Liaison Officer Michelle McGovern. James conveyed “It was a superb evening and really pleasing to see those within the Barnet community being commended for their efforts and contributions. On a personal note, both Michelle and I would like to thank everyone for being so welcoming and we even got introduced to the Lord Major Nagus Narenthira, who was lovely. “
FUSE Together, Jan 2024
FUSE Together
Continuing to encourage the contractors working currently with the Barnet Group, Charmaine Carr – Customer Involvement and Social Value drew Vallectric and FUSE together, with Vallectric providing sponsorship for a 5th Year FUSE anniversary community event, held on the 19.01.24, at the RAF Museum in Colindale. In attendance for Vallectric was their Resident Liaison Office, Michelle McGovern, and their senior apprentice Calum Baker. Michelle, commented, “FUSE is a fantastic forum to assist with reaching out to the younger members of the Barnet community. We feel privileged to have been the main sponsors of the event, and we wish to pass on our sincere thanks, as we felt warmly welcomed by the impressively dynamic Harriet Boamah, and all those families and young people attending. It was also really good fun!”
Exhibitor Marketplace , Barnet Together Alliance Conference, Oct 2023
Exhibitor Marketplace , Barnet Together Alliance Conference, Oct 2023
Vallectric Limited are delighted to have sponsored the Exhibitor Marketplace at this year’s Barnet Together Alliance Conference. The conference, held on Monday 2nd October 2023 at the RAF Museum; Hendon, was primarily focused on educating those present on the inequalities rooted in our society.
Vallectric’s representative for the day was Managing Director Greg Slater, who commented “It was a pleasure to attend the Barnet Together Alliance Conference 2023 and meet the most amazing people and organisations, all of whom were so engaging and clearly passionate about positively contributing to the Barnet community. It was a humbling experience. We at Vallectric look forward to continuing to offer our support, via our established working relationship with Tim Blanc and Charmaine Carr of the The Barnet Group Community Engagement Team and to all residing within the borough.”
TBG Community Awards , Barnet Homes, Jan 2023
Annual Customer Awards, Barnet Homes, Dec 2019
Vallectric Limited are not only content with the standard of work delivered for their clients, Vallectric are also keen to support the communities in which they work, Helping to improve the quality of life for residents.
Vallectric are a main sponsor of The Barnet Group annual community awards. Our social value coordinator Bob Wilde can be seen here (Extreme right) in attendance at this year's presentation held in January to present the 2022 awards.
Annual Customer Awards, Barnet Homes, Dec 2019
Annual Customer Awards, Barnet Homes, Dec 2019
Our Operations Manager Jason Oakford presenting the Your Choice Barnet Making Progress Award to deserving winner Sarah Okeke-Aru at The Barnet Group 2019 Customer Awards.
Sarah was given the award in recognition of her outstanding progress at Rosa Morison, a day service for adults with profound and complex learning disabilities.
Annual Customer Awards, Barnet Homes, Dec 2018

Annual Customer Awards, Barnet Homes, Dec 2018

Jason Oakford (our London based Operations Manager) presents Keanu Hamm with award for Young Volunteer of the Year, an award for unsung heroes under the age of 25 whose achievement, dedication, or good neighbourliness deserve recognition in the local community.
Care
Easter Raffle, Barnet Homes, Mar 2024
Easter Raffle Vallectric Site Manager James Haynes, currently working across various locations within Barnet completing ERM improvements works, was given the role of Easter Bunny this year delivering raffle prizes to 6 winners in total.
1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes were distributed to winners across our Barnet works where Vallectric have been carrying out Fire Safety Works, Electrical Rising Mains replacements, Communal Lighting and various multiple other works.
A special runner up prize was also delivered to one of Barnets younger residents, the delightful Charlie, seen here receiving his prize and modelling his new Easter hat! For clarification Charlie is pictured on the left.
Charlies Mum Sarah thanked the team for the surprise delivery and had high praise for the work carried out in her home. She stated “I’d like to thank your guys for all their hard work, they had lots to do in my home and were always clean, tidy, and polite. They were also happy to work around my commitments to work and nursery runs which I really appreciated”.
Litter Picking, Barnet Homes, Mar 2024
Litter Picking In preparation for World Recycling Day Vallectric's teams have taken to the streets of Barnet with their litter pickers and rubbish bags. Over the last 8 weeks, lunch and tea breaks have been forfeited in the challenge to collect as many bags of recyclable material as possible before March 18th.
Some 24 bags of rubbish were collected in total, weighing in at 194kg, 43% of which was recyclable!
Resident Liaison Officers Jenny Lucas and Michelle McGovern pictured here both thoroughly enjoyed getting out and about and received lots of words of encouragement from local residents which certainly helped on the rainier days! Keeping our sites and the areas surrounding them clean and tidy is important to Vallectric as is recycling and monitoring our own site waste. Our waste management stats from the same 8 week period show that 92% of our site waste was recycled.
Donation of wood drums, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Dec 2023
Wood drum donation
Whilst working on the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Communal Electrics and Re-Decoration Framework, Vallectric have donated and delivered to Crook Log’s Primary School, Bexleyheath some empty wooden cable drums for their Forest School Area.
Headmistress, Linda Swain, thanked our Site Manager, Lane Abrahams for the kind donation, and conveyed that the cable drums had been put to good use as outdoor work benches, a rocking chair, a den for birds, and a table for making mud cakes!
Vallectric’s Operations Director, Jason Oakford, commented that “ We are pleased to have again been able to offer a contribution to the Greenwich community, and it is fantastic to see these items being put to such good use and the children enjoying outdoor activities. The making of mud pies looks to be popular!”
Christmas Party, Barnet Homes, Dec 2023
Christmas Party
Working in conjunction with The Barnet Groups Residents Liaison Officer (RLO), Angela Wigg and their Customer Involvement and Social Value Officer Charmaine Carr, Vallectric’s RLO’s Jenny Lucas and Michelle McGovern organised a serious of festive afternoon tea parties for the Resident’s of 14 Barnet Homes Sheltered Homes Blocks. Vallectric’s Senior RLO, Jenny Lucas, commented, “It was an absolute pleasure to spend time with the lovely Residents, whom we have forged a strong bond with, over the time we have spent working in and around their homes. We all enjoyed afternoon tea and festive cakes, sang along to the Christmas music, and played board games, which was so nice at this time of year.”
Donation of Christmas Tree, Barnet Homes, Dec 2023
Donation of Tree
This year Vallectric Limited donated the Christmas tree to the Hanshaw Drive residents. It is traditional for the residents to decorate the tree. It seems this year that Marge Lacey (left) and Audrey Weaver (right) moved on from decorating the tree and added some festive trim to our Site Manager James Haynes, which he seems pleased about. Thanks ladies.
Donation of wood pallets & drums, Barnet Homes, Aug 2023
Donation of wood
Vallectric were more than happy to donate some unwanted used pallets and wooden cable drums to the gardeners at Rathbone Allotments in Barnet. The gardeners have been looking for wood to construct individual plots and furniture, so the donation was gratefully received. Here we see Goursen Ibrahim, one of the enthusiastic gardeners, receiving part of the donation, from James Hayes Site Supervisor for Vallectric.
Hanshaw Drive Residents Fish & Chip Lunch, Jan 2023
Residents Fish & Chip Lunch
As a thank you to residents of the Barnet Homes Hanshaw Drive Estate for their patience and forbearance whilst recent works were being carried out around them, Vallectric Ltd arranged and sponsored a Friday fish & Chips lunch which was well received and thoroughly enjoyed by all. The work carried out within the sheltered accommodation blocks included: Architectural Works, Trenching, Door Installations, Flat entry Communal Fire Doors, Electrical Intake Cupboards, Decorations to Communal Walls and Ceilings. Fire Safety Works including installation of Sprinkler Systems & install of MDF Boxing.
St. John’s Close, Right place Right Time, Mar 2022
Residents Christmas Gifts Barnet, Barnet Homes, Dec 2018
When it came to emptying out the furniture provided for residents in the temporary accommodation made available whilst work was being undertaken in their own properties, Keith Hunt (Centre) a resident at Barnet Homes St. Johns Close was in the right place at the right time. Keith’s own settee had passed its useful life and he was in need of a replacement. It therefore seemed a worthy cause for Vallectric to donate the settee that they were moving out. I think that we can tell from the picture featured here what Keith’s reaction was.
St. John’s Close, Residents Fish & Chip meal, Mar 2022
Residents Christmas Gifts Barnet, Barnet Homes, Dec 2018
Approaching completion of the £2m ERM and Fire Safety Project for Barnet Homes at St. John’s Close, the Vallectric team recently sponsored a Fish & Chip meal for residents as a thank you for their patience and forbearance during the period the work was being carried out. To keep numbers manageable and for convenience of residents the meal was served in a few sittings such as the one pictured here.
Fix it day, Barnet Homes, Nov 2021
A team of Vallectric site operatives at the Barnet Homes St. Johns Close site, recently gave up their time voluntarily, to help residents with those ‘odd Jobs’ needing to be done. The Vallectric team are pictured here ready to set about their tasks which included picture hanging, putting up shelving, putting up blinds, painting walls, carpet laying, washing and rehanging curtains.  
Needless to say, the day was well received, and the work completed was much appreciated by the Barnet Homes residents.
Litter Picking, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Dec 2020
The Vallectric Limited team working in Greenwich, along with Aimi Weaver, Royal Borough of Greenwich RLO, donned their Santa hats, grabbed their litter pickers and black bags and set to work tidying the area around one of the blocks.  
Site Manager, Lane Abrahams commented: ‘As a team, including Aimi, we wanted to improve the area for the residents, the best way we could help and have an immediate impact was on the cleanliness of the area. We got into the Christmas spirit and all became litter pickers for the day.’
Vale Court Landscaping, Barnet Homes, June 2020
 
Vallectric provided the materials and assisted a resident team (led by  Paul Smith, pictured) to landscape the pond area of Vale Court to provide a welcoming outdoor relaxation area for all residents to escape the rigours of indoor life during lockdown.
Longford Court Lockdown Treats, Barnet Homes, May 2020
Longford Court Lockdown Treats, Barnet Homes, May 2020
If we can provide a little joy in lockdown, we will. Our RLO Michelle McGovern surprises Peter Townend with box of chocolate biscuits for his birthday. All done with social distancing, of course!
Vale Court Tea Break, Barnet Homes, Oct 2019
Vale Court Tea Break, Barnet Homes, Oct 2019
It’s time for tea at Vale Court, Barnet. Residents at the sheltered block are pictured below enjoying a cuppa with Vallectric’s Senior Resident Liaison Officer, Jenny Lucas.
Our staff are busy making sure the works are of the highest quality, but there’s always time for a quick tea break with residents. It’s a good opportunity to catch up, discuss the works and update them on our progress.
The Oaks Litter Collection, Greenwich, Sep 2019
The Oaks Litter Collection, Greenwich, Sep 2019
At Vallectric Limited, we take our commitment to the environment very seriously. This pictures, taken at The Oaks in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, show Site Manager Lane Abrahams leading the team on a litter-picking day.
Vale Court Garden Store, Barnet Homes, Aug 2019
Vale Court Garden Store, Barnet Homes, Aug 2019 Keen gardener Tony Smith is delighted with the new garden shed at his home in Vale Court, Barnet, which was bought for residents by Vallectric.
Space was limited on site and the temporary site office prevented access to the residents’ garden store. To ensure the flowers continued to bloom, Vallectric provided Tony with a new shed.
Site Manager Julian Griffin (pictured left with Tony Smith) said: “We know how much the garden means to residents so we were only too happy to help out.”
Events
Christmas Raffle, RBGC, Dec 2023
raffle 2023
As a thank you and to spread Christmas cheer to the residence of the Orchard Estate Vallectric held a Christmas raffle seen here is one of our lucky winners accepting their prize.
Queens platinum jubilee celebrations, Barnet Homes, Jun 2022
Queens platinum jubilee celebrations
Vallectric Ltd in company with Barnet Homes Executives and Residents celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th Jubilee Year. As a memento of the occasion, Vallectric had some special medals created which they awarded to selected residents in recognition of their positive actions benefiting the local community.
Christmas Raffle, Barnet Homes, Dec 2021
Residents Christmas Gifts Barnet, Barnet Homes, Dec 2018
Spreading Joy at Christmas amongst Barnet Homes residents, at two of their sites; (Granville Road ) and (St. John’s Close ) seen here, some of the gifts distributed as raffle prizes to the lucky winners.
Christmas Raffle, Barnet Homes, Dec 2020
In recognition of the patience and forbearance shown by residents whilst fire safety works were carried out to their properties, and to introduce some early Christmas spirit, the Vallectric team working at Longford Court and Upper Fosters initiated a series of Prize draw raffles with Christmas gifts being given away to the lucky winners.  
Ian Woollard, Barnet Homes’ Project Manager for both blocks, drew the winning tickets. Vallectric Limited provided the Christmas gifts.
Drummond Court Easter Tea Dance, Barnet Homes, Apr 2019
Drummond Court Easter Tea Dance, Barnet Homes, Apr 2019
Vallectric, Mears and WG Wigginton’s (and the local pub Gertie Brown and Universal Laundry) collectively made a generous donation of £500, which went towards the annual Sheltered Housing Easter Tea Dance on 16th April.
This type of event really helps older people in the court benefit from that all-important social interaction. Full story
Christchurch Close Christmas Party, Barnet Homes, Dec 2018
Christchurch Close Christmas Party, Barnet Homes, Dec 2018
Not your usual meal for a Christmas Party, but fish & chips proved to be a great success at this party organised for the residents by our RLO team.

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