Project details:

Project:Glovers Court, Kirkby

Onward Homes

The Challenge 

Onward Homes, overseeing Glovers Court—a scheme located in a conservation area in Kirkby—faced the intricate task of upgrading and restoring the building without compromising its historic character.

Specific challenges included:

  • Replacing timber windows with more durable UPVC without changing the aesthetic.
  • Ensuring the new hardwood combi frames and doors for apartments and communal areas matched the originals in style and substance.
  • Repairing and renewing various other aspects of the external structure, including canopies, timber structures, and glazing.

The Solution

With a reputation for blending functionality with authenticity, Frank Rogers devised a comprehensive approach:

  • Window Retrofit: Transitioned from the original timber to UPVC windows, ensuring they matched in style and colour.
  • Specialist Collaboration: To guarantee the exact replication of original designs, a specialist was employed to manufacture hardwood doors and frames, ensuring an authentic match for both individual apartments and two-story communal frames.
  • Holistic Restoration: Other tasks included:
  • Replacement of two hardwood canopies in block 1.
  • Comprehensive timber repairs on all external blocks.
  • Structural repair for the expansive carport.
  • Complete glazing renewal for three blocks to introduce double-glazed units.
  • External timber painting in a hue matching the existing structure.

The Outcome

The project was executed flawlessly, striking the delicate balance between maintaining historic charm and offering modern functionality.

The renovated features, from windows to canopies, seamlessly blended with the property’s historic essence while providing enhanced durability.

The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. 100% of the residents who participated in post-project surveys rated their satisfaction as ‘Very Satisfied’, underscoring the success of the restoration and replacement work undertaken at Glovers Court.

Customer Satisfaction & Testimony

Jamie Styles, Onward Homes,commented:

“The quality of the finished works is excellent, and our customers were particularly happy in relation to the conduct, helpfulness, and cleanliness throughout the works of Gary, Lee and the team”

Resident Feedback:

“I would like to thank all your staff on site for all the hard work they have been very helpful there standard of work is excellent”

“Very pleased with the workmanship. The contractors were very tidy and clean. They were approachable and very helpful with any questions or queries I had. Great job overall, thank you”

“All of work completed to high standard. Work crew very helpful at all times. A pleasure to have on site at all times. Thanks to all”

“Workers went beyond the call of duty to accommodate my mum’s needs. She is a terminally ill cancer patient, and we were warned about her being disturbed or inconvenienced. The team were excellent when dealing with this”