A Pinner estate consisting of 176 flats will benefit from roof replacements this spring, in a project expected to cost around £1.4 million.
13 blocks of flats in Pinner Grove/Grove Avenue will be fitted with new efficient and fire-safe roofs, which the council plan to complete within six months.
Cllr Phillip O’Dell, Housing Portfolio Holder, said: “I am very proud that, despite these difficult times with COVID-19, Harrow Council Housing is progressing with major home improvements for Pinner Grove/ Grove Avenue estate.
“The residents will welcome thermally improved, secure roofing as the old roof was needing a lot of maintenance to keep it watertight.
“This is just one element of our multi-million pound home improvement plan for Harrow council homes in 2021.”
Harrow Council is investing in attractive, thermally efficient and fire-safe compartmentalisation roofs for the post-war estate flats on Pinner Grove, constructed in 1949. The council say improvements to the estate have been requested by residents and the works will reduce ongoing maintenance costs for many years.
The council plan to renew the copper roofs with a more thermally and cost efficient solution, which will consist of a woven fibreglass copper-faced membrane that will keep the current green copper appearance, insulate the roof structure, carry out fire safety compartmentalised works, renewal of all rainwater goods, renewal of soffits/fascia/repair and also any associated roof repairs.