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Council’s £22million campaign to combat damp

Islington Council has embarked on a £22M capital works campaign, designed to combat damp and condensation across two of the borough’s biggest estates – Andover and Girdlestone. 
 
The project will result in the Girdlestone’s lightweight metal roof being completely stripped and replaced, with state-of-the-art insulation being laid down. 
 
New rainwater drainage systems and better ventilation for bathrooms will also be installed, as well new insulation for all balconies on the estates, to prevent damp and condensation.
 
Some additional internal insulation work will be carried out to make residents’ homes drier and improve heat retention – potentially cutting down energy bills. 
 
Islington Council’s director of property services, Simon Kwong, said: “We’re committed to ensuring our residents have decent homes to live in and can be proud of their property.
 
“Our £22m campaign to combat damp and condensation shows just how seriously we take these issues. 
 
“I’m very grateful for residents’ patience and understanding as these vital works are carried out.”
 
The works are being carried out by Breyer Group and Mears.