Looking After Your House
The Residents’ Association is keen to support everyone connected with Fieldend in their effort to look after the external appearance of the houses. To this end, a booklet titled “Looking after the outside of your house” has been produced, informing residents how best to maintain and repair the outside of their house.
Click here to view the booklet (updated 2017).
Fascia board replacement: In October 2017 the FRAL board issued guidance on a suitable replacement for the original asbestos fascia board. To read this guidance click here.
Satellite Dishes: Following a vote at the FRAL 2012 AGM it was decided that the installation of satellite dishes should be permitted subject to the approval of the FRAL board. Click here for details.
Porch Glass: Following a vote at the FRAL 2009 AGM diffused white laminate glass was approved as a replacement for the glazing of Fieldend porches. Click here for more details.
Garage doors: The board recognises that it is not always possible to repair our ageing garage doors and, consequently, there are many different door styles in the two long garage blocks. We have tried to find a style that closely resembles the original, but this has proved impossible. Instead, we are asking residents to select the Garador Horizon style, which two residents have already installed. It is available in manual and electronic versions and comes in grey, which, although probably not the correct shade, will make re-painting easier. Please also notify the board so that we can maintain our records.
Any changes to the outside of your house may require planning permissions and should be discussed with the committee before work commences. Please refer to the Planning pages on the website.
Many Fieldenders use trusted tradesmen for external and internal work:
Maintaining and restoring the original features of your house will help you maintain and even increase its value.
FRAL is keen to provide a resource for residents who want to replace fixtures and fitting with modern equivalents as close to the original design as possible. Please let the committee know if you find other similar products which we can add to the list.