Local authorities

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The perfect partnership – Local authorities and Bromley & Gaines

You don’t need to be told how times have never been harder for local authorities. You are of course not alone. Every local authority is facing similar problems as you try to make ends meet whilst attempting to retain a full range of public services. In this period of financial austerity, you are only too aware of the increasing demands from your residents who are concerned about services.

This includes being under constant pressure to manage your social housing and other property portfolios. Capping the level of council tax means revenues are harder to sustain and the cost of maintaining properties to the appropriate high standards you would like are also escalating. The never-ending expectations by Central Government for councils to cut expenditures is forcing every authority to look for permanent ways of saving money at all levels.

Given this complex operating environment, we can fully appreciate your predicament. However, it need not all be doom and gloom, so you may find it comforting to know that we, at Bromley & Gaines, are keen to work with you as a building partner. This means working together so that we can devise a cost-effective strategy that will save you money on property renovations and maintenance.

Bromley & Gaines are a local building firm that has carved an enviable niche for reliability, efficiency, and competitiveness. From our headquarters in Tingewick, just outside Buckingham, we are ideally located to serve the local authorities, residents and the business community, across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and beyond.

As a long-established family run business, we provide services across the building spectrum. The range of services we provide, to name a few, includes urgent structural repairs and maintenance, renovations, roof replacements, property extensions and new builds. Our ultra-efficient system of project management has been devised to ensure that all work is completed in a timely manner to an outstanding quality that usually exceeds expectations.

As one of the most cost conscious and competitive building companies in the region; we are able to provide detailed quotations on all work. This includes all labour and material costs at an agreed price that is guaranteed providing you do not change your requirements. Our fair price policy is achievable because we employ a comprehensive, in-house, team of highly skilled technicians and craftsmen.

These include bricklayers, joiners, plasters, painters, decorators, electricians, plumbers, and others. Having a varied workforce of our own eliminates the need to hire-in additional sub-contractors. This is obviously far more cost effective but it also allows projects to be completed within the prescribed period because nobody is kept waiting for a key worker to arrive.

Tightly controlled project management also ensures that a worker is not elsewhere when he should be with you. You will realise exactly how beneficial this is if you have ever experienced the aggravation of having to wait for a plumber to turn up to fit your new bath, or for an electrician to connect your lighting.


Bromley & Gaines

At Bromley & Gaines we have built our business firmly on trust.

In terms of residential properties; Bromley & Gaines offers a comprehensive repair and redecoration service. Whether the properties are of historic value, or new build, our bespoke repair packages can be adapted to meet your requirements. We also offer a full range of renovation and refurbishment services which can be useful in bringing older properties into the housing stock.

With regards to other local authority buildings and commercial properties; Bromley & Gaines offer a complete range of services from re-building a derelict house to planning and constructing new build homes and business premises. Our versatility has provided us with an exemplary record of tackling complex projects that may be too challenging for most builders.

These can, at times, include the unusual, such a constructing a swimming pool, renovating a museum, or re-styling the interior of a council office block. You will find there are very few building challenges Bromley & Gaines cannot take on. We are fully conversant at working within the regulations covering listed buildings and others of special historic interest, and you are assured that, when working on properties of such types, we guarantee to maintain the character of the original building.

Bromley & Gaines have forged successful building partnerships with several leading architects over a whole range of new building projects and modifications in your area. We have excellent trading relationships with the most reliable and competitively priced building material and component suppliers, who can often source products that might otherwise be difficult to find.

Moreover, by assigning a project manager to each building task ensures materials arrive when expected, thus avoiding any costly and unforeseen delays. This is very reassuring at a time when local authorities are being criticised for cost, or time, over-runs on projects.


Our services to local authorities include:

  • Property repair – whether it is simple maintenance, or more complex repairs, Bromley & Gaines can provide you with a contract service which is exemplary. We also provide a service to local authorities which covers bespoke, non-recurring repairs
  • Redecoration – as a local firm, Bromley & Gaines source only the best materials for redecoration and use highly skilled craftspeople that are directly employed by us
  • Refurbishment – Bromley & Gaines work with planners and architects on refurbishment projects that can enhance the capacity of a building, or prepare it for a change of use
  • New builds – for new projects, Bromley & Gaines are a trusted partner with a fine track record of completing projects to an agreed schedule, and at an agreed cost, using environmentally friendly materials whenever possible

Given the pressures that local authorities are under from central governments and tax payers, it is likely that by considering Bromley & Gaines as your authority’s building partner, will bring you many benefits. You will, we are certain, be impressed by the outstanding value and lasting quality of our services.

By saving you money could help you meet the budget requirements forced on you by Central Government. Even if you have been using the same building firm for many years, a call to Bromley & Gaines might well be beneficial to you. either for a bespoke service, or as a longer-term contractor.


What is included

As stated above, your project manager will be there to assist and support you through every aspect of the process. However, we like our clients to feel they are also an integral part of the overall undertaking so like you to remain involved. As an integral part of this process, we try to eradicate any disruption that working in your home can cause to your daily routine, therefore we do not suggest you vacate your home during the build process. It is vital to us that the project you have dreamed of, is the reality with which you live.

The Bromley & Gaines service includes

Design and Build