16th June 2020

Second dry house refurbishment complete

Stuart and Tony in the maintenance department have been working hard since the coronavirus pandemic began and have completed the refurbishment of our second dry house located in Southey Avenue in Kingswood, Bristol.

This follows on from the refurbishment of our other dry house close by which was completed in January (written about here), however, the property in Southey Avenue required more improvements.

The entire 4-bed property has undergone a full facelift which comprised:

  • New fitted kitchen
  • New bathroom
  • New shower room
  • New flooring and carpet throughout
  • Decoration throughout in light, neutral tones
  • New fixtures, fittings and furniture where needed
  • New double-glazed windows and external doors

The coronavirus outbreak at the start of works presented some challenges. As shops closed it was difficult to purchase the materials and equipment needed. We also had to enforce new ways of working to abide to social distancing guidelines. As a result, there was a three-week delay but despite the difficulties, the team achieved project completion only a week later than originally planned.


We’d like to thank the following local organisations who worked with us for both projects:

In addition, we’d like to send a huge thank you to the current residents at our other dry house who generously gave their time and elbow grease to tidy the back garden creating a green outside space to enjoy.


The refreshed property has created a calm, relaxing, attractive and homely environment for the residents to live in whilst they continue to concentrate on their recovery journey following rehabilitation at Broadway Lodge. Some of the rooms following the works are shown below.