Ashley & McDonough Team awarded a programme of commercial plant room upgrades by The Riverside Group

The Ashley & McDonough Team are celebrating after being awarded a programme of commercial plant room upgrades by The Riverside Group.

The upgrades are part of a wider investment by TRG in their properties, and include a community centre and a number of sheltered housing schemes.

We are delighted to have been chosen for this critical work.

A&M focus will be on:

  • Health & Safety
  • Minimising disruption
  • Excellent communication with residents and community centre users
  • Delivering a top quality install
  • Expediency
  • Value for Money

Ashley & McDonough Wins 4-Year Contract with Salix Homes

Ashley & McDonough are extremely proud to have won a new contract with Salix Homes!

Salix Homes is a renowned social housing provider with a string of accolades to their name. Their story began in 2007 when they emerged as an arm’s length management organisation (ALMO), working in collaboration with Salford City Council.

In 2014, a significant milestone was reached as their tenants voted for them to assume ownership of their homes from the council. By March 2015, they transitioned into an independent Registered Provider (RP), dedicated to providing homes, services, and support to help communities live, grow and thrive.

Today, Salix Homes own and manage 8,500 homes across Salford, including 17 high-rise tower blocks, a range of medium and low-rise apartment blocks, traditional terraced streets, large housing estates and sheltered accommodation complexes.

Salix Homes is dedicated to enhancing home standards to foster communities, making them an ideal partner for us. At Ashley & McDonough, we are passionate about making a positive impact through attentive and high-quality services. Our core belief revolves around creating better places to live, a value that resonates closely with Salix Homes.

After a competitive tender process, Ashley & McDonough were awarded a 4-year contract to provide the Service, Repair and Maintenance for Door Entry Access, CCTV, Communal TV, Pedestrian and Vehicle Gates.

Darren Cunningham, the CEO of Ashley & McDonough has commented on the fantastic news, saying:

‘Such Brilliant news. We are delighted to have been chosen by the Salix Team. The safety of Salix Homes Residents is at the forefront of the service that we will deliver. We look forward to successfully working together to ensure that servicing and repairs are completed to the highest industry standards, and our 24/7 repairs service is focused on quickly restoring services.’

The exceptional quality of work and thorough understanding of customer needs exhibited by Ashley & McDonough left a lasting impression on the Salix Homes board, resulting in the awarding of the contract to us. Here’s to another brilliant partnership!

Ashley & McDonough Appointed to the Fusion21 Heating, Renewables Framework

Ashley & McDonough are proud to have been appointed to Fusion 21’s brand new Heating, Renewables Electrical Framework, worth up to £820 million over the space of four years.

This framework includes a total of 80 firms. It was designed to help owners of both domestic and non-domestic buildings stay safe and compliant in respect of heating and electrical installations, supporting their journey to carbon net zero.

In addition to conventional heating installations and electrical testing, this framework includes cutting-edge technologies focused on eco-friendly heating solutions such as ground and air source heating. The framework is specifically tailored to assist public sector organisations, including housing, education, and healthcare providers.

Fusion21 is a procurement consultancy that specialises in providing frameworks and solutions for the public and social sectors. Their values focus on creating social value and delivering transformative support to communities across the UK.

For their Heating, Renewables Electrical Framework, Fusion 21 were searching for like-minded organisations to build communities and motivate change. After a competitive tender process, Fusion 21 identified the best contractors for their members.

The details of our involvement are as follows:

Lot 1: Domestic Heating
Lot 2: Domestic Electric Heating
Lot 3: Domestic ASHP
Lot 6: Commercial Heating
Lot 7: Electrical Testing

We take pride in achieving 100% compliance on a consistent basis whilst ensuring our response time stays within the 2-hour mark. We offer one of the best first-time fix rates in the sector, and our engineers are fully equipped with van stocks to provide efficient service.

At Ashley & McDonough, we strive to make a difference by delivering quality services with care and understanding. Our ethos centres around creating better places to live and work, and we found that Fusion 21’s values tightly align with ours.

We are extremely excited to work alongside the Fusion 21 team to provide Heating and Renewable services to our shared customers and support a Carbon Net Zero future.

VOCA Auto Doors & Access Secures Prestigious Contract with InCommunities Housing

VOCA Auto Doors & Access continues to grow rapidly and has once again contributed to the ongoing success of Ashley & McDonough by securing a prestigious contract with InCommunities Housing. This partnership will see VOCA provide innovative and reliable door automation systems to enhance accessibility and security to homes across West Yorkshire.

With a commitment to improving the lives of residents and creating sustainable communities, InCommunities Housing plays a pivotal role in West Yorkshire and we’re excited about the success of this partnership!

VOCA Auto Doors & Access is a trusted provider of cutting-edge doors and access solutions for various sectors, with a commitment to innovation, reliability, and customer satisfaction. The partnership between VOCA Auto Doors & Access and InCommunities Housing marks a shared vision of prioritising accessibility, safety, and convenience for residents.

There are a whole host of benefits to working with VOCA Doors & Access, including:

Improved accessibility for individuals of all ages and abilities, facilitating easy entry and exit with a committed focus on safety.

Supplying and fitting automated doors to provide added protection for residents and properties against unauthorised access.

High-quality entry and exit points help streamline everyday activities and stop accidents, which enhances the overall efficiency of homes.

Sleek and stylish door designs complement the aesthetics of any property, adding a touch of sophistication and extra value to a home.

VOCA Auto Doors & Access are dedicated to delivering excellence. From installation to ongoing maintenance and support, their experienced team of professionals go the extra mile with every job they undertake.

We look forward to contributing to safe, inclusive, and welcoming environments for residents across West Yorkshire. Together, with InCommunities Housing, VOCA will set new standards of accessibility and convenience to enhance the quality of life for communities.

Stay tuned for more updates on our continued success and if you would like to contact us about any of our services, we’d love to hear from you.Contact | Mechanical & Electrical Services | Ashley & McDonough Compliance Services (

Ashley & McDonough Wins Central Heating Scheme Installation Programme with The Guinness Partnership

Ashley & McDonough continues to experience rapid expansion, with a successful 2024 already underway. One of our most recent successes was the securement of a large communal heating scheme installation programme with the social landlord, The Guinness Partnership.

Founded in 1890 with a mission to provide great homes and services, The Guinness Partnership takes pride in being one of Britain’s largest affordable housing and care providers. They manage and own over 65,000 homes in the UK and provide care services to around 135,000 customers.

By winning this programme with the Guinness Partnership, Ashley & McDonough will install a central network that supplies heating and hot water to single building blocks that contain multiple homes and occupants within. By utilising one central boiler instead of individual boilers for each home, community heating will result in an efficient and cost-effective option for both landlords and their residents. 

It is important to us that we build partnerships with organisations that share the same values as Ashley & McDonough. Our whole ethos centres on providing quality services that, in turn, create better places to live and work. We are extremely happy that the Guinness Partnership’s values align with ours on many fronts. They strive to deliver top-quality services, improve the spaces we live in, and be a good employer and a successful business. Accepting a contract with such a like-minded organisation was a no-brainer.

The Guinness Partnership is constantly making strides towards fulfilling its purpose. After a recent re-accreditation, it became the first housing association in the United Kingdom to be awarded an enhanced accreditation status for its fantastic response to domestic abuse cases by the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance. First accredited in 2020 for their approach to raising awareness about domestic abuse, this re-accreditation offers another fantastic achievement for the Partnership and further re-aligns their values.

Ashley & McDonough’s high standard of work and intricate understanding of customer needs impressed the board at The Guinness Partnership enough to award us the contract. We cannot wait to get started!

VOCA Doors & Access Wins Contract with South Yorkshire Housing Association

Ashley & McDonough had a fantastic year of growth in 2023, with one of those triumphs being the acquirement of VOCA Doors & Access. As part of our ongoing expansion, the specialist team at VOCA have successfully won a contract with South Yorkshire Housing Association!

VOCA Door Technologies provide expert installation and repair services to various types of doors including garage doors, automated doors, roller shutters, and fire curtains. They are ideally placed to offer highly responsive mobile services to those in the North of England, offering comprehensive door installation as well as security services to various sectors. Their installations cover everything from residential premises to industrial units.

VOCA Doors & Access have achieved great things since joining Ashley & McDonough. They’ve doubled their engineers, invested in a sector-leading IT system, introduced new services, and won multiple new contracts. It has truly been a fantastic time for the whole team.

Their new contract with the South Yorkshire Housing Association is for the servicing and maintenance of SYHA’s automatic doors, powered gates, and access control systems. With the help of an expert team, they can ensure the compliance of their assets as well as safety for their clients.

The South Yorkshire Housing Group delivers heating servicing, maintenance, and repairs to the homes of our shared customers. We have been helping them for many years with both domestic and commercial installations. It’s fantastic for VOCA Doors & Access to join us in supporting the SYHA team in delivering their excellent services to customers.

Our goal at Ashley & McDonough is to make a positive impact by delivering our services to customers with genuine care, enthusiasm and understanding. Our services are all about creating better places to live and work which in turn improves overall quality of life. Both VOCA Doors & Access and the South Yorkshire Housing Association greatly aid toward this mission, and we are extremely grateful to be involved with these businesses.