Maintenance & Repairs

icon-toolsWe want your home to feel like your home. Residents are free to decorate the interior of their house as they wish and are responsible for the maintenance of their gardens and outside space.

We understand that decorating, maintaining and kitting out you home and garden can be expensive so below is some helpful information to help reduce the costs.

For more detail about what United Communities and what you (the tenant) are responsible for see the Resident’s Handbook.

Report a repair

If your repair is not an emergency, complete the online form here or you can call us on 0117 9424600.


Garden maintenance

Grounds & Gardens

Based in Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, we offer a wide range of grounds maintenance and gardening services for both organisations and householders.

We can give you practical advice on all aspects of gardening, garden design, and horticulture.  We’re also able to supply a variety of plants grown at our nursery.

Dave Hardcastle

Dave Hardcastle is an assured contractor recommended by Age UK and WE Care & Repair.

Contact details
Tel: 01275 839776   |   07737 447060   |           Email: jaynehardcastle@blueyonder.co.uk


Decorating

Scrapstore Swindon – www.scrapstore.co.uk


Furniture

Emmaus

Emmaus Bristol is a member of the worldwide Federation of Emmaus Communities.  It offers homeless people the opportunity to help themselves and to help others.

Emmaus Bristol have 2 shops in Bristol supplying good quality, affordable second hand furniture and household goods. They also have an eBay shop and cheap delivery.

SOFA Project

The SOFA project is a Bristol based charity offering work placements to individuals excluded from the job market. They sell second hand/preloved furniture, electrical items, retro furniture, office furniture and clothing at affordable prices, through two shops and eBay.


Bristol Repair Cafe

The Repair Café is a global movement and there are lots of examples in cities across the world. Here in Bristol people have really embraced the idea and there are Repair Cafes popping up across the city.

The Bristol network began with a Facebook page, asking those with skills to come and share and those with broken stuff to bring it along. The response was amazing, with a range of people from professionals to tinkerers happy to give up a few hours a month to help others and share their skills.

Repair Cafes are run entirely by volunteers and receive no funding whatsoever. Meeting monthly and providing a skills share offering sewing, woodwork, electronics (or whatever handy skill someone has) their main aim is to prevent items that could have easily been fixed from going to land fill. In the process they help people save money and come together as a community.

If you are interested in starting your own Repair Cafe here is an easy to follow guide – Repair Cafe toolkit

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