New Housing Executive regional heating contracts have been awarded to a number of local companies across six geographical areas of Northern Ireland.

With the potential of contracts lasting up to seven years, a potential spend of £156m has been committed during the initial three year period.

Connect transform Sustain (CTS) are delighted to have secured one of the new contracts

CTS CEO, Connaire McGreevy said “we delivered this service to our long term partner NIHE for 5 years previously and unfortunately lost out 7 years ago. 

“So to win a Lot area this time is even more special. 

“We are really excited by the low carbon angle the NIHE have taken in recent years which is exactly where CTS has positioned itself in the market place. 

“We look forward to getting started and working in our own home patch community delivering for NIHE again.

Director of Asset Management at NIHE, Paul Isherwood, explained: “These contracts include servicing, maintenance and planned replacement across our stock.

“It will mean better and more energy efficient homes for our tenants.

“The contracts will also enable the introduction of low carbon technologies, supporting our commitment to achieve Net Zero.”

Mr Isherwood continued: “Not only will these contracts create employment for the local workforce, they will also bring benefits for our local communities.

“All contractors have committed to an extensive programme of social value during the term, including paid employment initiatives, skills development and education programmes, while also working with social enterprises in their supply chain.

“This is just one strand of our investment plans to provide future proofed homes, strong and cohesive communities and partnership opportunities with our local construction industry.”

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The residents of Allen Court have taken control of their own heat demand following this £200,000 planned upgrade by our client Clanmil Housing Group Housing.

Our team set about in a rapid programme to remove the communal gas system and install 34 new individual metered gas boilers with all associated works and modern controls.

This upgrade gives the residents the ability to plan and manage their own heat demand in a controlled manner using the latest energy efficient IDEAL BOILERS LIMITED.

The boilers are future proofed for the decarbonisation of the gas grid with hydrogen ready and biogas technology.

We marked International Women’s Day by having the wonderful Amy from Womenstec at our HQ last week and what an informative day it was for the ladies in the company.

CTS helped Womenstec in setting up their premises in Newry for the  “BuildHer Summer Scheme” in Whitegates Workshop earlier this summer. The girls had a chance to try joinery and woodworking to make their own toolboxes and noughts and crosses games as well as ask questions and try out power tools.

We are delighted to have worked with Womentec in order to make it possible for local schools to partake in such workshops and hopefully we’ll have inspired the next generation of women into construction.

In the heart of the Mournes, Silent Valley holds millions of litres of water and 100 years of history. The first sod was cut a century ago by Lord Edward Carson as construction began to create the reservoir in the Mourne Mountains.
To mark this special occasion, we were delighted to aid in the silent valley centenary event that took place last November. We completed a project which involved the painting, lighting, carpentry, roof repairs and ceramic frame building at the newly renovated visitor centre at the site.

We have enjoyed working on the Silent Valley site over the last 4 years providing many upgrades and keeping the facility in a safe condition.
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Silent Valley turns 100: relatives of those who built it come together to mark centenary | UTV | ITV News

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