Creative with colour
By Yarlington | Thursday, October 24, 2013, 11:34
Yarlington Housing Group is giving residents a greater choice over the colours used to decorate their new home after launching a pilot project with Dulux Decorator Centres.
Yarlington Residents use their paint pack vouchers Steve Newman, Yarlington Voids Manager, Yarlington tenants Ben Baxter and Bonita Cheslin (with children Chase (18 months) and Corahh (10 weeks), Chloe Deacon, Yarlington Lettings Manager.
Yarlington Residents use their paint pack vouchers
Yarlington made the decision to offer paint packs to residents after consultation with over 300 housing applicants showed that 75% would be 'very happy' or 'happy' to be offered decoration vouchers allowing them to decorate to their own style and taste.
The new scheme is being offered to all general need tenants moving into an empty re-let Yarlington property and will result in the properties being re-let more quickly enabling more homes to be made available to those on the waiting lists.
New Yarlington residents, Bonita Cheslin and Ben Baxter, who have just moved into their new home in Ilminster, were the first residents to use their paint pack vouchers at the Dulux Decorator Store in Yeovil.
Bonita expressed her delight in the scheme 'I think it's a great idea.' she said. 'We have the choice to paint our rooms in the colours we want – it's outstanding. We are very excited about decorating our ten week old daughter's nursery with the baby pink colour we picked out ourselves!' Her partner Ben added 'For a young family like us, it's brilliant. We've never had this opportunity before.'
Richard Morgan, Customer Support Manager for Dulux said 'We are pleased to be working in partnership with Yarlington to provide residents with great discounts on professional painting and decorating materials. Our expert staff are able to offer friendly advice on putting colour schemes together, selecting products and applying them properly. As well as having access to the right products, tenants will be inspired to use them creatively in their homes.'
Current tenants of Yarlington will receive up to 23% discount on Dulux decorating products when they present proof of their tenancy with Yarlington, enabling them to give their homes a new coat of colour too.
Chloe Deacon, Letting Manager at Yarlington concluded 'We all have individual tastes within our home, so it's great to be able to offer residents complete choice of colours as well as providing the necessary materials to decorate their home. So far, residents have been thrilled with our new service.'