JIM and Elizabeth Pollitt live in a bungalow in Lagos Grove, Winsford, where work has just been completed to install double glazed windows and a new kitchen.
Jim said: 'It took about five weeks to complete the work and now we have a completely refurbished kitchen which is beautiful.
'The workmen were great and we had no problems whatsoever. The windows have all been double glazed and so the house is much warmer.'
Elizabeth added: 'We're really pleased with everything. We had very little cupboard space in the kitchen but now we have lots more room.
'It's a completely new kitchen which looks very modern and the colours are fabulous too.'
More than 19,000 repairs are now carried out every year by Weaver Vale, which is the landlord for about 6,500 properties across the borough.
Jobs range from loose door handles to emergency maintenance work, installing disabled facilities and more, which are largely carried out by workers given employment from within Mid Cheshire as the Trust has become a major employer in the area.
Recently a new team of gas fitters was established in-house and workers are responsible for carrying out some 6,000 safety checks on gas appliances every year as well carry out repairs.
Recently an extra eight apprentices have been taken on from Vale Royal school-leavers to learn the trade.
A special freephone line has been set up to enable tenants to report faults and repairs, which are organised by call centre staff and dealt with in order of priority.
Graham Roberts, Weaver Vale's director of property services, said: 'I'm please we have created an in-house service for the installation and maintenance of boilers, heating systems and gas fires. There is huge potential to develop and improve this side of business in-house.' The freephone number for repairs is 0800 318259.