HISTORIC cottages home to elderly residents have been restored to their former glory.
Residents living in Dee Cottages in Flint have had their homes fitted with wall insulation and soundproofing, as well as having the original brickwork on the outside of their houses restored.
People living in the homes, which were built in the 1920s for railway workers, have suffered from poor insulation and noise from the nearby railway tracks for many years.
The project, which was co-funded by nPower and Wales Co, was carried out without scaffolding to ensure disruption to residents was avoided.
Richard Evans, Wales Co project manager, said: “As we were working with elderly people, we needed to make sure access to the houses was kept completely clear.
“To keep disruption to an absolute minimum, we decided not to use any scaffolding during the installations and used cherry pickers instead.”
A type of solid wall insulation called Rockwood was fitted to the outside of the cottage, which acts as sound proofing.
David Titterton, green deal and obligations director at npower, said: “The UK has some of the oldest housing stock in Europe and many homes are hard to improve.
“This is a great example of a tricky energy efficiency project, where the improvements have been made without any damage to the overall design.”