Half Round Guttering & Downpipe Installation
Date: September 2015
Location: Canada Street in Newton Heath, Manchester
Product: Black Half Round Gutter, Downpipe and Fittings
In September 2015, many contractors, suppliers, utilities and smaller specialist companies came forward to help on the biggest ever BBC DIY SOS project – The Big Build Project.
The aim of the project was to create a veterans’ housing community within the existing community, an advice centre which has private space for therapy and counselling – run by Walking with the Wounded – and an alternative space for community use.
During the first phase, eight of the street’s empty homes were refurbished to create three larger adapted residential homes for veterans and their families, one standard size property and a veteran walk-in support and advice centre – all completed by the end of September.
Training and employment opportunities were developed for veterans and existing residents.
At the same time, street scene improvements provided disabled access parking, a planting scheme, and each of the 62 properties on the street received a facelift – ready for a group of veterans and their families to move in.
FloPlast were pleased to provide this worthwhile project with black round downpipe, gutter and fittings.
Nick Knowles, the BBC DIY SOS presenter, said: “We couldn’t have done this without the amazing support of all these trades. The enormous amount of help – in time, materials, labour and much more- is a tribute to our nation’s building industry.”
Cllr Bernard Priest, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “This is an incredible project that will help improve the lives of veterans in Manchester. As the project begins, I would like to thank all of the contractors and suppliers who have volunteered their time, expertise and manpower to make the new community a reality.”
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