Cherry Tree Homes
Reducing maintenance costs and keeping students happy
Cherry Tree Homes were building new student accommodation for students from the Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln. They wanted to give students a greater area in which they could personalise and express themselves in their rooms.
As the landlords, Cherry Tree are also responsible for the ongoing maintenance and wanted a solution to help them effectively manage the initial and ongoing costs associated with traditional noticeboards.
The specifier for the project, James Collins, from Cherry Tree Homes commented: “We are always looking at new materials to enhance the living experience users have in the buildings we construct. Of course, we also need to consider the cost implications of any specification changes we make, but when we looked at the initial and ongoing costs associated with using Thistle Magnetic Plaster instead of noticeboards, it became an easy decision."
Reducing repair costs
“We are now able to provide students with a whole wall on which to put up notes, posters and even picture frames, rather than the usual small noticeboard area, which limits and frustrates students. This typically results in students blu-tacking or pinning stuff to their walls – resulting in higher ongoing repair costs as well as replacing tired and damaged noticeboards every few years.”