THE first house to be completely refurbished in a £145m Kirklees Council renovation programme is now finished.
The home of Mrs Doris Fielding, at Ings Crescent in Dewsbury, is the first whole house refurbishment to be completed in the `decent homes programme'.
Kirklees Council have received the extra £145m of Government money to carry out the programme across Kirklees in the next three years.
The decent homes programme is a Government initiative to ensure all council owned properties are refurbished to include central heating, double glazing, kitchens less than 20 years old and bathrooms less than 30 years old.
Homes should also be free of damp and in good repair.
Most refurbishments are tailored to tenants' individual needs.
Mrs Fielding said she was delighted.
She said: "The whole of the work has taken only 2½ weeks. I have lived in the property for 48 years and this is the first time I have ever had any major improvement works carried out.
"The tradesmen just couldn't do enough for you. They respected it was your home and always made sure they cleaned up at the end of the day."