Plumbing renovations

Fira Ketterä – plumbing renovation from project planning to implementation

January 29, 2019

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Fira Ketterä is a better way to carry out a plumbing renovation project. The concept is based on the needs people have in their homes and buildings. We believe in cooperation and wish to offer the best service experience in the industry. We engage all parties to collaborate towards jointly set financial and quality targets. Agile plumbing renovation is hassle-free, as you get everything from project planning to implementation from a single source. Below, you will find a description of how the plumbing project will proceed.

Project start

The need to renovate plumbing is often known a couple of years in advance. You should make effective use of this time and dare to envision boldly. What are your housing company’s wishes for better living? Could you use this opportunity to modernise the courtyard, redesign shared facilities, create a stronger sense of community or carry out other renovation projects at the same time? You should discuss more extensive plans in good time, so you are able to express your wishes during the project planning phase.

You should also study the various financing options for the plumbing renovation project. Infill development can be one way to finance the housing cooperative’s renovation projects. Fira offers a free infill development service for housing companies. We assess the potential for complementary construction and find an investor for the project.

Project planning

Project planning involves determining the goals, implementation methods and scope of the project. It pays to invest in the planning phase, as the decisions made during this phase determine later costs in practice. To support decision-making, the necessary reports are prepared about the condition and renovation needs of the housing company’s building, and the technical implementation options are studied.

It’s a good idea to go with Fira Ketterä early in a plumbing renovation project’s planning stage. This will ensure that the planned solutions are viable and that the site’s cost level will hold. We excel at communication, and our strengths include the ability to make use of multifaceted engagement methods. This ensures effective integration of the views and wishes of the housing company’s shareholders into the decision-making process. The most important aspect is to ensure that the renovation project will be carried out according to your housing company’s individual needs, specific situation and common vision.

Detailed design

In the design phase, the details of the renovation project are determined in line with the overall solution provided in the project plan. This phase results in the actual implementation plans and drawings, and the work can start based on these.

In design management, Fira Ketterä makes use of the Big Room method to bring all the different parties together. Extensive expertise ensures versatile solution options and plan compatibility. Smart comprehensive planning saves costs and often also reduces the time required for the project.

Project implementation

In Fira Ketterä, plumbing is renovated with respect for people’s homes. We offer residents an opportunity to improve their homes in many ways during a plumbing renovation project. Our renovation projects have an average customer satisfaction score of 4.1 out of 5.

A site-specific service engineer is responsible for shareholders’ bathroom designs. For example, each shareholder is provided with a 3D image of their bathroom, which makes it easy to visualise the plans. Through active development, we have reduced the duration of renovations by half for each apartment.

We can implement plumbing renovation projects as traditional competitive bidding contracts, which only include the implementation based on completed plans, or using the Fira Ketterä model, where the whole renovation project is purchased as a package from project planning to final implementation.

Renovation financing

Fira Ketterä has a partnership agreement with Santander that enables our customers to finance home and bathroom alterations during a plumbing renovation project by means of a loan granted by Santander.

Find out more about the loan options here (in Finnish).

Read more on how a Fira Agile plumbing renovation project ensures a firm schedule and transparent cost control.

Find out how a Fira Agile plumbing renovation project ensures a good quality result with excellent resident service.


What is Fira Ketterä?

Fira Ketterä is a plumbing renovation service offered by Fira, where

  • Residents have control and their everyday lives are improved. The renovation project is planned together with residents, and we help the housing company find a common vision while residents can make individual choices for their home.
  • Costs are controlled effectively. A target price and a maximum price are determined for the project. All parties commit to the common goals and the transparency of costs. Most renovations have achieved savings between 5 and 20 per cent.
  • The duration of renovations in apartments is halved.

If you are interested in agile plumbing renovation, please contact us:

Perttu Paavola
Project Manager, Fira Ketterä
045 131 0987
kettera@fira.fi

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