Council houses in Brymbo are set to be the latest to receive improvement work as part of a major modernisation project.
Properties on Offa Street are currently being re-roofed and homes at Bryn-Y-Ffynnon are receiving external improvements such as new fencing, footpaths and walls.
The work is part of Wrexham Council’s extensive improvements project to ensure council owned homes achieve the Welsh Housing Quality Standard.
This is the new standard for the quality and condition of social housing, set by the Welsh Government, which all homes in Wales are required to meet by 2020.
Re-roofing work in Brymbo is being carried out by G Roberts Builders and the external improvements are being carried out by Gelli Civil Engineering.
Tenants homes will be ‘fit for the future’
Local Member for Brymbo, Cllr Paul Rogers, said, “I’m delighted to see that the latest stage of the housing modernisation programme has now reached Brymbo and that tenants here will soon be able to see the benefits of the improvements being carried out to their homes.
“Kitchens and Bathrooms have already been replaced in council owned homes here and plenty of other external work has also been carried out in the area.
“It’s important that we ensure our tenants homes are fit for the future. Essential maintenance and improvement work such as reroofing, new paths and fences will help keep the properties in good condition and we will continue to work closely with the contractors to ensure tenants are happy with the completed work.”
A third year of record investment
Wrexham Council is investing a record £56.4m on housing improvement work in 2017/18. This is the third consecutive year the record has been broken.
The investment includes a £7.5m Major Repairs Grant, which the Welsh Government awards to local authorities to support them achieving the Welsh Housing Quality Standard.
Cllr David Griffiths, Wrexham Council’s Lead Member for Housing, said: “We’ve come a long way now with our housing improvements programme and I’m pleased to see we are on track to achieve the standard.
“Thousands of council owned homes across the county borough have now received improvement work, including new kitchens, bathrooms, central heating systems and other internal and external work. It’s improved the quality of life for many tenants and it’s made a visible difference to our communities.”
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