Repairs now under way

WORK has begun at a luxury apartment complex in Carnoustie after severe weather caused damage to a balcony there.

Scotia Homes will also be strengthening the existing balconies to prevent any such damage in the future.

A spokesman for the company said: “Following last month’s isolated storm damage to part of a balcony on the development at The Links, Carnoustie, we have carried out a thorough investigation, working closely with consultant engineers and the specialist contractor. “We have agreed precautionary remedial measures, which will involve work being carried out to the balcony handrail system.

“It is anticipated that this work will not require access to apartments other than the balconies, which will be accessed by external lifting equipment.  “Safety is a priority for Scotia and we are now determining a programme for carrying out the precautionary remedial repairs on the handrail fixings.

“We presently anticipate instructing the specialist contractor week commencing Monday, June 27. On completion, all works will be fully certified by consultant engineers.  “As a precautionary measure all apartment owners have been advised not to use their balconies until these remedial works have been carried out.”