We have a range of real estate and property assets which are used to provide services for the people of Dorset. Dorset Property, through the Maintenance Team of surveyors, carry out a large programme of planned maintenance and minor works on these property assets each year. This is typically in excess of 400 individual projects over the year, concentrated in schools in the summer holidays.

This is in addition to the day to day reactive maintenance and statutory cyclical servicing that is arranged in the 500 plus properties looked after by the Maintenance Team.

Annual repairs and maintenance programme

Some of the maintenance and minor works projects at these properties include:

Mechanical and plumbing works:

  • boiler replacement
  • gas meter relocation
  • hot and cold water installation replacement
  • mains water supply replacement
  • mechanical services replacement
  • zoning of heating systems

Electrical works:

  • lighting and suspended ceilings replacement
  • rewiring of power and lighting including switchgear

Walls and windows:

  • aluminium curtain walling replacement
  • brickwork repointing
  • concrete panel over cladding
  • door replacement
  • dormer window replacement
  • parapet and cornice repairs
  • replacement of exterior tile hanging
  • window replacement
  • stonework repairs

Roofing works:

  • roof repairs
  • fascias and gutter replacement
  • over roofing flat roofs with pitched roofs
  • replacement of flat roof finishes and insulation
  • roof covering replacement
  • temporary repairs to copper roofs

External works:

  • exterior lighting replacement
  • fencing repairs
  • paving replacement
  • resurfacing of playing grounds and car parks
  • safety barrier installation

Fire precautions:

  • fire alarm replacement
  • flue replacement
  • installation of new fire hydrant supply


  • kitchen refurbishment
  • refurbishment of office spaces
  • replacing accessible baths
  • schools Access Initiative works
  • science lab refurbishment
  • toilet refurbishment

Dorset Property provides property services to public sector bodies across the county. For further information about our scope of services please contact Dorset Property.

Dorset Property

Name: Dorset Property
Email: dorset.property@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 225200
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