Screwfix helps to turn derelict houses into homes

George Clarke (right) of Channel 4's 'Great Property Scandal' visits Pleasley in Mansfield to see how Screwfix have helped out with essential products for the Houses to Homes project.  Pictured from left are armed forces veterans Anthony Hazell, Declan Hill, Steven Van Der Bank, Steven Atkinson, and Kevin Barker with Jamie Pickering of Mansfield Screwfix and George.
George Clarke (right) of Channel 4's 'Great Property Scandal' visits Pleasley in Mansfield to see how Screwfix have helped out with essential products for the Houses to Homes project. Pictured from left are armed forces veterans Anthony Hazell, Declan Hill, Steven Van Der Bank, Steven Atkinson, and Kevin Barker with Jamie Pickering of Mansfield Screwfix and George.

Screwfix in Mansfield has donated essential products to local charity, Houses 2 Homes to help them transform seven derelict houses in the area into a collection of stylish and modern properties specifically designed for local veterans.

‘Houses 2 Homes’ is a skills and employment pathway programme that works with veterans to transform derelict houses into homes. Over the past eight months, the programme has been busy renovating seven derelict houses on Hillmoor Street, Pleasley, into five family homes for veterans and two shared units for four veterans to let long-term, with a view to ultimately purchasing the properties for themselves.

Screwfix donated over £700 worth of essential tools, from claw and club hammers, to plumbing tool kits and toolbox saws. The trade specialist has also been tapping into its extensive customer base to encourage local tradesmen to utilise their skills by volunteering to help out on the project.

Screwfix store manager in Mansfield, Scott Palmer, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer our assistance to such a worthwhile project in the local area. Houses 2 Homes is a fantastic charity and we would urge all of our customers to get in touch and find out how they too can offer their skills to drive the renovations forward.

“In fact, we have pledged to reward any local tradesmen who offer their services free of charge to the project with a £10 voucher to spend in store.”

Aimi Townsend, at Houses to Homes, added: “We would like to thank the team at Screwfix for their kind generosity. The support of local businesses and the surrounding community is essential to the success of the project so we encourage anyone who would like to get involved to get in touch.”

For further information visit www.screwfix.com