Mr Quinnell, who also served in the British Lions and as Welsh Rugby Captain, unveiled the transformation to the Bron Afon scheme at Monmouth Close, New Inn, Cwmbran, which was refurbished using an EWI and render system from Alumasc.
At the unveiling, he commented:
“These homes look beautiful, you would never know they are the same buildings as before.”
More than 50 members of the public and New Inn Primary School children joined the street party atmosphere on Monmouth Road and took part in the ceremony which went on for several hours, with awards handed out to some of the workers involved with the refurbishment. Bron Afon also commemorated the Queen’s 90th birthday and presented a plaque as part of the opening.
Alumasc’s registered contractor Westdale Services Ltd, have so far installed the Swistherm EWI system to 10 of the blocks, which were previously clad in PVC. The old façade was replaced with marine grade ply, to which the Swistherm system was installed. The blocks were then finished in 1.5mm Mineral Render, also from Alumasc, with silicone façade paint in off white and light grey.
Business development manager for Westdale Services, Iain Wheeler, said: “Working with Bron Afon, Alumasc and residents to give a much-needed boost to the flats, has been a valuable experience.
Bron Afon’s director of property, Keith Wrate, added:
“The blocks were revitalised as part of the programme of work, which will transform the appearance of this area.”
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