Essential Maintenance For Schools in Kent and London

Maintenance for schools is vitally important to a schools structure, equipment as well as its staff and pupil well-being.

When it comes to ensuring that your school building is maintained to the highest standards it can prove to be difficult and be time consuming to find the right people to do the work. Read on to see how JBH can help your Kent or London school.

In the right school building with effective on-going maintenance, education can be delivered to the highest standards and children can learn in the best environment possible, helping them to achieve their full potential.

Conversely when things go wrong and building and maintenance issues arise, they can prove to be a major distraction for staff and pupils and can affect children’s education.

The Government is set to invest £23 billion in the school estate between 2016 and 2021, including £4 billion to fund condition improvement and maintenance in schools between 2015 and 2018, as they realise how important it is to ensure school buildings are properly maintained.

Deferred Maintenance Can be Costly

With the high footfall of pupils and staff and the fact that school classrooms, furniture, corridors, halls etc. all have to withstand rough handling it’s little wonder schools require regular maintenance and building repairs.

Putting off maintenance can sometimes be viewed as a cost saving exercise however deferred maintenance is a false economy which often results in substantial costs in the future.

An extreme example is the case in Edinburgh where a number of schools have had to close while investigators looked at potentially dangerous building issues. Although this looks to be a structural issue even small refurbishment and maintenance tasks which go wrong e.g. plumbing and electrical issues can all have a huge impact on a school building and cause major disruptions to education.

Effective on-going school building maintenance can in fact lead to long term savings and can help to prevent the need for significant capital expenditure and disruption which can follow building failures.

Planned Preventative Maintenance / Facilities Management

Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM) can prevent issues from arising. By planning routine maintenance, buildings, building’s equipment and fabric can be maintained to a planned schedule, thereby circumventing any likely building issues and without waiting for failure or damage to occur.

An important note that can be overlooked is that if buildings and equipment aren’t kept in good working order it can lead to potential violations of health and safety and other legislation. See the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Routine maintenance can play a vital role in ensuring that school buildings and equipment are safe, as well as the health, safety and welfare of everyone in the building.

JBH Complete Maintenance Program

Looking for individual trades to carry out the work can be time consuming, that’s why JBH Refurbishments offers a complete maintenance for schools program of support for schools in Kent and London.

By arranging scheduled maintenance visits to your Kent or London School throughout the year, we can help you stay on top of all necessary building repairs to keep your school running smoothly, ensure education is not disrupted, keep staff and pupils safe and give a good impression on visitors, including potential parents.

Tailored School Maintenance Support

JBH will work closely with you to create a tailored maintenance plan to meet your specific needs. All schools are different and we are aware that one plan doesn’t suit all. We will take into account the size of your school what work needs to be done as well as your budget.

Depending on your requirements and the work that will need to be routinely carried out we will schedule a maintenance visits as appropriate e.g. visits could take place once a month or every six months, whichever works best. Any major refurbishment work can take place during the holidays to avoid causing disruptions and interrupting school life.

A Complete Maintenance For Schools Package

Your school maintenance plan can provide cover for:

  • Plumbing
  • Electrics
  • Decoration
  • Floor maintenance
  • Minor building works

We can also take care of all minor jobs, such as supplying and fitting:

  • Signage
  • Door and hand rails
  • Doors
  • Computer trunking
  • School furniture
  • Storage solutions
  • Toilet cubicle repair and replacement
  • Classroom equipment
  • …and much more

This service is completely flexible, you simply make a list of jobs for us to complete during the next scheduled visit, alongside any routine inspections, scheduled checks or preventative work. We also offer a reactive service for repairs that simply cannot wait until the next visit.

So if you are thinking about working with a reliable facilities management and school maintenance partner to deal with the repair of dripping taps, broken sinks, blocked toilets, under performing radiators and electrical faults, JBH Refurbishments can help. Call our helpful team to discuss the options for your school on 0333 207 0339 or contact us via our contact page to discuss your requirements.


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