What a difference a lick of paint makes!

The facelift we carried out to this block has paid off after the work was nominated for a top award.

The revamp we gave to Westeria Terrace, Beacon Park, last summer has been shortlisted alongside three others in the Residential Project category at the Painting and Decoration Association Awards.

Bell Group painted the outside of the block and decorated the internal staircase. They also installed new balcony walkway handrails, renewed shed roofs and upgraded the communal lighting.

Westeria Terrace, pictured below before the work was carried out, was one of 70 schemes throughout the UK to be shortlisted and visited by judges.

Resident Ian Stewart said: “I’m happy with the work. The way the guys worked was good too – they were very pleasant, although they drank me out of tea and coffee!”

Roy Harris, Contracts Works Supervisor, said: “It’s fantastic that we’ve been nominated in these awards. This category is one of the most popular so to even appear in this shortlist is an achievement in itself.”

The awards take place on Thursday 4 July.