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Housing Associations Sector

Commercial Laundry Equipment for Housing Associations

Custom laundry solutions for housing schemes across the South West

At Brewer and Bunney, we are acutely aware of the distinct challenges that social housing providers face when managing communal laundry facilities in sheltered housing schemes, independent living communities, extra care schemes, and more. Our specialisation lies in creating custom laundry solutions that boost tenant satisfaction while enabling landlords to provide exceptional, competitive services.

Quick and Dependable Solutions for Remote Management

In the realm of sheltered schemes and independent living communities, the challenge of remote management often leads to delays in communicating issues. Equipment downtime can frustrate tenants and lead to complaints. We prioritise swift response times and dependable service to mitigate these issues. Our Schulthess machines, rigorously tested for up to 18,000 hours, offer the reliability and ease of use necessary for such settings. Featuring quick cycles and extended longevity, these machines ensure tenants consistently have access to the laundry facilities they need, with minimal interruption.

Tailored Solutions for Diverse Housing Types

Our laundry services are customised for various property types, ensuring every community can benefit from tailored solutions:

  • Sheltered Housing/Independent Living Schemes: Our commercial-grade washing machines and dryers are perfectly suited for these environments, offering tenants effortless access to communal laundry facilities.
  • Extra Care Schemes: We deliver laundry solutions that cater specifically to the unique requirements of extra care facilities, where reliable laundry services are essential.
  • Domestic-Sized Commercial Machines: For HMOs or smaller shared or supported properties, we provide compact commercial machines that are both space-efficient and powerful.
  • Quick Cycles and User-Friendly Machines: To avoid laundry room congestion, we equip facilities with machines that have quick cycles and are easy for tenants to use. We also provide engineer training and easy-to-follow “how-to-use” posters for tenant convenience.
  • Utility Usage Tracking with ServiceMaster: This feature aids landlords in accurately covering costs in tenants’ service charges, ensuring transparency and fairness.

Comprehensive Service Packages

Regardless of your specific needs, we have a service package that’s right for you:

  • OneCare: Our premium, all-inclusive package offers brand new laundry equipment, installation, and continuous maintenance without additional charges for parts, labour, or callouts — all for one fixed monthly payment.
  • AdvancedCare: This comprehensive service and breakdown cover package guarantees quick response times with no callout or labour charges, keeping your communal laundry facilities operational.
  • VitalCare: VitalCare ensures your equipment complies with all relevant legislation, including gas safety checks and actual duct cleaning, with full certification provided.

Streamlining Remote Management

For properties under remote management, our selfServe customer portal provides stakeholders with real-time visibility into callouts, live repairs, and engineer notes. This grants landlords a comprehensive overview of all laundry repairs, planned preventative maintenance, and detailed histories for each machine.

Efficient Error Resolution

Our ServiceMaster feature allows for real-time error code monitoring, enabling us to book calls or resolve issues over the phone without unnecessary delays, leading to faster problem resolution and cost savings for landlords.

Public Sector Frameworks

Our parent company, Wolf Laundry, is proudly positioned on two public sector frameworks, including a top ranking on Procurement for Housing (PFH), which enables us to supply to local authorities, not-for-profit housing associations, and third-sector organisations in the South West of England to directly award contracts for communal laundry equipment. All our machines comply with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 and Health & Safety guidance, ensuring adherence to water board requirements. Moreover, Brewer and Bunney can provide a full M&E design for new build schemes, working alongside contractors to achieve the optimal communal laundry layout, including considerations for electrical, water, drainage, and ducting systems.

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