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Bringing suppliers and subcontractors together to benefit Decoy Community Primary School

Posted: 17th June 2019

Decoy Community Primary School in Newton Abbot recently received some much-needed refurbishment work, thanks to the generosity of suppliers and subcontractors of Templer Homebuild, Teign Housing’s Wholly Owned Subsidiary (WOS) whose in-house staff are supported by Ian Williams to create a more accessible, better-managed and streamlined service for tenants.

Representatives from Bradfords Building Supplies, DJH Roofing, Crown Paint and Premier Facias & Cladding all provided materials and man hours in order to complete several projects at the school. Despite the gloomy and damp conditions, lots of jobs were completed on the day, including painting fences and sheds, repairing and replacing damaged guttering and decking, as well as replacing shed roofs.

Kay Dickens, Business Manager of Decoy Community Primary School comments: “Thank you for this, it is brilliant. The Headteacher and the nursery teacher are both absolutely thrilled with the work that has been completed. The nursery is now thinking of planting lavender and other plants behind the seat created on the edge of decking to make it into a sensory area. Also, Heather (the Headteacher) really liked the fence so we will continue at some point to continue painting it further. Thank you for all your time on Wednesday it was a relaxed and enjoyable day.”

Chair of DCPS Governing Board, Keith Moore added: “Education budgets are under extreme pressure, especially so in Devon and, without the generous support of you all, much of this work to enhance the fabric of the our school and improve the children’s experience of it would just not get done. So, I would like to offer my own and the governors’ enormous gratitude for your community spiritedness in making your time, skills and materials available to us to such positive effect. Thankyou! 

Templer Homebuild would like to thank those suppliers and subcontractors who made this possible because of their hard work and generous donations.