The most significant work to be undertaken to the exterior of the building is the replacement of the existing single-glazed windows with new double-glazed units, as well as the replacement of the two external doors.
We initially obtained quotes for conventional uPVC units. However, many of the properties still owned by the trust have recently had new timber windows and doors fitted, to reflect the original Erskine designs from the 60s-70s, and for a consistent appearance across the estate. The bright colours and routed details do look good:
The weatherboarding needs repainting, so we plan on taking the opportunity to match the new paint job on the adjacent properties, which reflect the colours of the original scheme. There is some repointing to do where the existing timber sills and sill bricks haven’t sufficiently directed rainwater away from the building. New windows with larger integral sills should solve this issue, meaning the mortar should last longer.