Work to upgrade hundreds of council homes in East Renfrewshire is underway.

New kitchens will be fitted in 200 homes between now and March next year as part of East Renfrewshire Council’s capital improvement programme.

In addition, 150 windows and 90 external doors will be replaced, with 60 properties to benefit from a new bathroom.

Further improvements will see 180 homes having their boilers and central heating systems upgraded to more energy-efficient versions and 100 homes will have their water supply changed from storage tank to mains supply.

As part of the council’s commitment to improve energy efficiency at tenants’ homes, the roof and render programme also continues.

This involves the installation of insulated render, in place of normal render, where possible to reduce heat loss.

Councillor Danny Devlin, East Renfrewshire's housing and maintenance convener, told the Barrhead News: “I am delighted to see these improvements for our tenants get underway.

"It is really important for us to keep on making improvements to our council houses so that we provide safe, high-quality and energy-efficient homes for the people of East Renfrewshire.

"I look forward to seeing the programme continue and our tenants reap the benefits of the improvements.”