Improvements to non-traditional homes
Published: Thursday, 12 November, 2020
A £6.7million programme of improvements to non traditional council houses has started with homes in Minchinhampton.
The works include removing defective cavity wall insulation, covering the outside walls with insulation, re-rendering and replacing roofs and some windows which will make a huge difference to their thermal efficiency and consequently lower fuel bills.
Non-traditional homes were usually designed and built during the 1940’s, ‘50’s and ‘60’s. There are many different types, but they usually have frames that were either made of metal, concrete or wood and may have concrete panel walls.
Stroud District Council owns over 600 non-traditional homes, of 9 different types and recent surveys have indicated that half of them require improvements.