VALUE: £200,000
LOCATION: Dundee
DURATION: Six weeks
DESCRIPTION: 
Refurbishment for Home Group

Families living in a converted jute mill will be able to enjoy more comfortable homes after we installed £200,000 of new windows following investment by affordable landlord Home Scotland.

We were appointed by the not-for-profit housing provider to replace more than 100 windows at the occupied former mill in Forest Park Place in Dundee.

Bespoke timber frames were specified by JP Associates, which were manufactured in Scandinavia and finished with a striking blue coating.

Our team removed and fitted the 103 windows from the exterior of the category A listed building, using mobile elevated working platforms to manage the weight of the frames, while adhering to our usual robust health and safety standards.

As well as replacing and fitting the frames, we repaired damaged stonework on the 19th-century building, supplied and fitted bespoke blinds in the majority of properties and also carried out internal and external decoration works.

Our site manager communicated with the tenant liaison officer to keep residents updated on the work so operations ran smoothly and to deadline for all stakeholders.

Allan Milligan, operations manager at Novus, said:  “The main challenge in this project was the weight and size of the specified windows. As a team, we overcame this by removing the opening sashes to the frames and fitting these separately, which made the work more straightforward.

“The weather and working around residents also presented challenges, but a spate of good weather and regular communication ensured we avoided potential issues. Overall, this contract was a complete success and we delivered the desired results for Home Scotland.”

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