By Ian McConnell

Contractor AC Whyte will deliver a £5 million roof and render works programme to upgrade more than 490 homes in East Ayrshire by September next year.

Family-owned AC Whyte, based at Barrhead in East Renfrewshire, was awarded the contract by East Ayrshire Council with a view to beginning the work on the homes in Kilmaurs, Logan and Dalrymple in March.

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The firm noted “due to Covid-19 government guidelines, this was placed on hold”. The work includes provision of insulated roofing to improve energy efficiency.

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AC Whyte, which refurbishes occupied housing for local authorities and housing associations around the UK, said of the East Ayrshire Council work: “The two organisations have resumed talks on how to move forward in delivering these renovations safely and efficiently as soon as possible.”