Homes in Drumchapel are to benefit from major improvements in energy efficiency thanks to a new net-zero retrofit project by their social landlord owner.

A total of 36 Canadian timber homes will benefit from a £1.5million 'deep retrofit' programme.

Built in a non-traditional post-war style, the semi-detached homes have an external timber frame panel system, low levels of insulation and electric heating.

The buildings are expensive to heat which means tenants have to pay more on their fuel bills.

GHA, part of Wheatley Group, will replace the timber frame panel system with new energy-efficient external wall insulation - and also fit triple-glazed windows and insulated external doors.

Electric heating will be replaced with high-efficiency air source heat pumps, solar panels and a heat recovery system allowing energy used at the property to be partially self-generated.

Stephen Devine, Wheatley’s director of assets and sustainability, said: "These homes have very low energy performance ratings, and our retrofit work will transform them into some of the most energy-efficient homes we have.

"It’s just one of the steps we’re taking to bring net-zero into the heart of our communities as part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability."

The retrofit programme will also be extended to homeowners thanks to £750,000 funding from the Scottish Government’s Home Energy Efficiency Programme (HEEP).