Housing association invests £80,000 to ‘future-proof’ Glasgow properties

Bill Black, asset and maintenance manager, in front of one of the homes

WELLHOUSE Housing Association (WHA) has announced it is future-proofing homes by undertaking the part-demolition and rebuild of four properties’ verandas in the east end of Glasgow.

The work, totalling £80,000, is designed to protect the homes from the unpredictable Glasgow weather.

So far, improvements on three of the four two-storey houses have been completed, with the fourth expected to be finished within six weeks. Each of the homes have had their verandas removed and replaced with a pitched roof following issues with water ingress.

After consultation with residents, WHA concluded that the best approach was to demolish the verandas completely, rebuilding the façade of the buildings, including the installation of new double-glazed windows and a pitched roof.

Darron Brown, chair of Wellhouse Housing Association, said, “We always strive to provide the best living experiences for our residents so implementing the work on the four homes was the next logical step to ensure a great living environment. Community involvement is key, so it was great hear how pleased the tenants are with the results. We are all looking forward to having the fourth and final house completed shortly.”