Aberdeenshire Council approves £6m of housing upgrades

Aberdeenshire CouncilMore than £6 million is set to be spent on upgrading hundreds of residential properties in the North East after plans were approved by Aberdeenshire Council.

Properties around the shire including Peterhead, St Cyrus, Stonehaven and Fraserburgh will see improvements as part of the scheme.

The work will include upgrades to windows, doors and electrical and structural improvements.

A report prepared for councillors stated: “The works carried out to each house is not consistent as some houses will have both front and rear doors replaced whereas other houses will have either the front or rear door replaced. Where both doors are replaced the estimated cost is £3,700 per house and £1,850 per house where only one door is replaced.

“The new doors provide superior thermal performance and security, and the installation will include renewal of frames, linings and bells.”

The total cost of door upgrades is £2,556,000 and will see 810 houses improved. Electrical upgrades costing £276,000 will be carried out to 107 houses in Banff, Huntly and Stonehaven.

Meanwhile, 226 homes will see timber windows replaced with new double glazed panes at a total cost of £987,723. This includes properties in Johnshaven, Fettercairn, Tarves, Kemnay and Fraserburgh.

And major structural repair work will be completed at 22 houses in Pitcaple, Lumphanan, Blackburn, Newtonhill, Banff and Huntly, at a cost of £2,387,000.

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