Nick Knowles and the BBC DIY SOS team have spent two weeks transforming 2 streets in Newton Heath, Manchester for army veterans and their families. The project, the team’s largest undertaking to date, involved hundreds of volunteers, including Alumasc Facades who have installed Alumasc M.R. S5 Render to the external facades of 62 homes.
New pictures have been revealed, showing the true extent of the transformation of the properties in New Street and Canada Street. Three larger homes were also created to house veterans and their families, including a walk-in support centre. 17 of the homes will be run by charity Haig Housing, with the aim to create a special veterans’ community.
Regional Sales Manager Andrew Gait comments on completion of the project:
“It goes without saying that Alumasc Facades was very proud to be involved in the big build 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 M.R S5 Polymer Plain Render has created a stunning clean finish to the homes and will provide a reinforcing layer to the mortar, protecting against weather, damp, pollutants and impact damage.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure working alongside the BBC on a ground-breaking project – and despite the challenges of getting the entire installation finished in 12 days, I know that none of our team would hesitate in doing it again.”
Don’t miss the full story, broadcast over 2 episodes, starting this Wednesday, 14th, on BBC1 at 8pm and concluding on Wednesday 21st at the same time.