A CONTRACTOR accused of below-par workmanship on a housing association home improvement programme says it is satisfied that its investigations have proved the standard of its work.

The 35-year-old Wigan-based company A Connolly Ltd has played a major role in revamping a large chunk of the new-look Chesham estate in Bury.

However Connolly workmen were criticised by a Ferngrove resident who alleged a number of poor working practices.

A Connolly Ltd says that a recent internal investigation has found the allegations do not relate to work the company was contracted to do. The complaints relate to work outside of their remit, they insist.

The company and landlords Six Town Housing say they still have not received a formal complaint the resident claims to have made.

Simon Harrison, managing director of A Connolly Ltd, says he is as determined as ever to ensure the reputation of his company and workforce continues to grow, as it has done ever since the company was formed back in the 1980s.

Mr Harrison said: “As a family business, our focus has always been to add social value to the communities we work with, whether that is through the people we employ or the projects we work on.

“We are extremely proud of the reputation we have developed for socially conscious construction and planned refurbishment, and that drive remains at the core of what we do.”

A Connolly Ltd has worked alongside Six Town Housing since 2016 and has completed work on upwards of 850 properties in those three years. On the Chesham estate, Connolly have worked 196 properties — 30 of which involved internal structural remodelling. Specific work included replacing old kitchens with modern new ones, structural alterations and installing new bathrooms and central heating systems.

Tenant Paul Heywood, who also lives in Ferngove with his wife Ann, said: “We were extremely happy with the work carried out at our home. It has changed our lives for the better.”