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Transformation at Pontllanfraith sheltered housing scheme

Posted on : 20 Jun 2023

Transformation at Pontllanfraith sheltered housing scheme
A Caerphilly County Borough Council owned sheltered housing scheme in Springfield, Pontllanfraith has been transformed thanks to a £3.18 million investment.
Former bedsit accommodation at Ynyswen has been remodelled to provide residents with bright, spacious 1 and 2 bedroomed apartments.  Each home has received extensive refurbishments including new kitchens, wet rooms and heating systems and most are fully wheelchair accessible.  A sprinkler system has also been installed in the building for residents’ safety. 
New windows and rendering have improved the appearance of the building as well as making it more energy efficient.  Solar panels have also been fitted on the roof of Ynyswen.
Indoor and outdoor communal spaces have been transformed, with residents now able to benefit from an airy lounge and sunny seating areas to socialise or take part in activities.  Improved access has ensured the building is now Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant.
All aspects of work at Ynyswen was carried out by the Council’s in-house team, even down to the manufacturing of the new UPVC window frames.
Cllr Shayne Cook, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said “We recognised that the original design of the scheme was no longer fit for purpose.  The scale of the work at Ynyswen was significant, but our in-house team rose to the challenge and delivered to an exceptionally high standard.
“The team faced a number of challenges with this project and I’d like to thank everyone involved in making it a success.  Thanks also to the residents of Ynsywen for their patience and understanding throughout.”

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