Low rise block refurbishment

Low rise blocks

Low-rise blocks are those up to four storeys in height which have a communal entrance and hallway.

What we will do

Depending on the design and construction of the block, works may include any of the below.

  • Put up scaffolding to provide workers with a safe working platform
  • Remove and replace existing roof tiles or slates, battens and felt
  • Remove and replace existing timber soffits, fascias and barge boards
  • Remove and replace the flat roof covering
  • Remove and replace existing gutters and downpipes
  • Re-point brickwork
  • Remove TV aerials and satellite dishes and install new communal system with Sky access - as long as you have a valid subscription
  • Rewire the communal electrics, including energy efficient lighting and the door entry system
  • Fit a fire check door to each flat with a self closing mechanism - to comply with current fire regulations
  • Fit new communal entrance doors to the front and rear of the block
  • Fit new windows in communal areas
  • Fit new windows in flats
  • Fit floor tiles in the communal areas
  • Decorate the communal areas
  • Renew defective canopies
  • Repair defective balconies
  • Block-up bin-chutes and provide external bin storage
  • Make sure roof insulation meets the required standards
  • Remove and clear waste materials at the end of each working day
  • Because the work cannot be completed in one day we may need to leave the block with a felt and battened roof (no tiles or slates). This should provide a water-tight seal to your property
  • Provide a named person to provide advice and to answer any questions or concerns

What you can do

  • Make sure you have no personal items stored in the communal areas. This will ensure your property is safe and that you comply with fire regulations
  • Allow us access to your flat to fit the new front door, any balcony doors, windows and the door entry handset
  • If you have an open flued gas appliance in your home, such as a gas fire, then you’ll need to let a heating engineer enter your home before and after the work so that we can carry out a gas safety inspection. It is essential for your own safety that you allow us access to carry out the safety test