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CLIENT: Soha Housing
LOCATION: Oxforshire
SCOPE OF WORKS: Hard wired Carbon Monoxide Detectors
START DATE: June 2022
DURATION: 8 months


This contract saw the installation of Aico Carbon Monoxide detector/alarms to approximately 5,000 properties across Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas.

The works were undertaken with the tenant in occupation to various property types, and any ancillary works identified as required were also completed, such as new CCUs and EICRs once agreed with Soha Housing.

We provided minor works installation certificates for all completed works and showed the resident how the new unit works.

The CO detectors/alarms were mounted and wired via an existing light fitting using surface mounted trunking. These are unpopular with residents so we agreed with Soha Housing, ­­where possible, we will ‘fish’ the wires through the ceiling void to prevent them.

Early completion

Shortly after the award of the contract, Soha Housing expressed a desire to complete the works quicker than the original 21 months assigned. We agreed to do this knowing we could deliver an accelerated programme supported by our direct delivery model and innovative Electrical App.

Since works began in June 2022, we have successfully completed more than 5000 installations out of the property list provided, with an estimated completion date of January 2023.

“I’m very happy with Pilon’s performance and we seem to be on target to complete end of October all bar some no accesses.

I mainly deal with Deborah and Jamie who are both efficient and quick to respond to any query’s I have.

I would certainly recommend Pilon for any future projects.”

Asa Harmer, Surveyor, Soha Housing

Innovative technology

Our Electrical App supports the efficiencies of our work, the main benefits to Soha Housing were:

  • Automating time-consuming manual processes, including automated bookings
  • Full property history, including communication, works conducted and certification
  • Efficient sharing of relevant information (photo evidence, certificates, asbestos reports, etc.)
  • Creating custom work progress reports, notes, and viewing KPIs