July 21, 2024

Finishing touches are being put to a Llangollen energy efficient roofing project.

Denbighshire County Council’s Denbighshire Housing Team have worked to replace the flat roof at Aberadda flats in Llangollen.

The flats were originally built in the 1960’s, when flat roofs were a popular part of the architecture.

The Council has repaired the roof in the past, but there are flaws in the general design of the flats.

Denbighshire Housing launched the project to improve the roof, increase energy efficiency of the building and overall appearance of the flats.

Workers have built over the existing roof, with a steel frame pitched roof. This has not only removed the problems associated with the previous roof but has also increased the thermal efficiency of the roof as they are now fully insulated to current standards.

The new slate like roof will also blend in better with the surrounding properties and is 90% manufactured from recycled materials.

As part of the project, Denbighshire Housing are also upgrading and improving the outside appearance of the flats to modernise the look and feel, as well as improve the overall insulation of the building.

Councillor Rhys Thomas, Lead Member for Housing and Communities, said: “This has been an important project to improve the energy efficiency of the flats which will better support our tenants with the cost of living.

“I have visited the Aberadda site with council officers and am very impressed with the work that has been carried out. The flats now have a much more modern appearance, the added insulation will help the tenants to cope better with the cost of living crisis and the whole project contributes to the Council’s environmental priority of reducing the production and release of carbon dioxide.”

“I look forward to seeing the results of similar projects that we have planned across Denbighshire to improve the energy efficiency of our tenant’s homes.”