Nov8

Alumasc Facades Returns to Help with BBC’s DIY SOS Project

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Alumasc Facades were delighted to be asked back to help Nick Knowles and his DIY SOS team to complete a truly remarkable project; returning to renovate the final empty house in a village for military veterans in Manchester.

The project, which started 2 years ago, transformed an entire street into a community for ex-servicemen and women to live in. Its profile was raised by the presence of Prince William and Prince Harry amongst the hundreds of volunteers that joined the DIY SOS team to bring the vision to reality.

Last year, the final home was renovated for a decorated former soldier, Simon Flores and his young family. Presenter Nick said: “We have done some brilliant builds down the years but this really is the end of the greatest project the DIY SOS team have carried out.

“It will certainly be a bittersweet moment when we close the door on the final home knowing we’ve built some superb houses with the necessary support, employment and community services available to help our veterans now and in the years to come.”

Alumasc were proud to provide Alumasc Polymer Render (MR S5) to help completely rejuvenate the external wall of this home and all 61 of the others in the village. The Alumasc Polymer Render is a BBA approved, fully warranted system with an effective life in excess of 30 year when used over the Swisslab or Swisspan EWI systems.

L-R: Alumasc Area Technical Manager Andrew Gait, James Richardson of Haig Housing, Site Surveyor Kevin Atkinson

Regional Technical Manager Andrew Gait comments on completion of the project:

“It goes without saying that Alumasc Facades was very keen to support this big build project for DIY SOS. From start to finish, the project was a massive team effort – all the contractors and suppliers on site were highly supportive of each other and our only objective was to provide a much-needed community for some of our most deserving war veterans.

“The use of the Alumasc Polymer Render has helped to create a stunning and weathertight finish to the homes that will protect the building against the elements for years to come.

The episode featuring the final house reveal of the project airs tonight on BBC at 8pm.

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