Programme underway to upgrade council homes in East Renfrewshire

EAST Renfrewshire Council has commenced works to upgrade and improve council homes in the constituency.

New ‘high quality’ kitchens are to be installed in 200 homes between now and March next year, as part of the local authority’s capital improvement programme.

150 new windows and 90 new external doors will also be installed, as well as 60 new bathrooms.

180 homes will have boilers and central heating systems upgraded to more energy efficient systems, while 100 homes will have their water supply changed from storage tank to mains supply.

As part of the council’s commitment to improve the energy efficiency of tenants’ homes, its roof and render programme also continues. The local authority explained that the installation of insulated render, in place of normal render where possible, reduces heat loss and improves energy efficiency of the building.

Housing and maintenance convener, councillor Danny Devlin, said, “I am delighted to see these improvements for our tenants get underway. It is really important for us to keep on making improvements on our council houses so that we provide safe, high quality and energy efficient homes for the people of East Renfrewshire. I look forward to seeing the programme continue and our tenants reap the benefits of the improvements.”