Case studies

It is always exciting and satisfying to see a disused and abandoned Empty Home take shape into a beautiful, well-appointed home.



Property information

This property was originally a five-bedroom terraced house in the Canton area of Cardiff. The owner's late husband started to convert the property into three flats 20 years ago. Unfortunately ill health prevented him from completing the work. Cardiff City Council subsequently referred the owner to United Welsh.

Partners involved

  • Welsh Government
  • Cardiff Council
  • United Welsh
  • SMK Building and Maintenance Ltd


United Welsh supplied additional funding for the conversion and refurbishment of the property.

It is now thriving as two 2-bed flats and one 1-bed flat and United Welsh is leasing the property on the homeowner's behalf.

The homeowner, Mrs Jean Weeks said: "If someone I knew found themselves in the situation I was in, I'd definitely recommend contacting United Welsh to seek advice on how they could help.

"Everything ran smoothly and United Welsh went the extra mile, even helping to arrange gas and electricity suppliers."

Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Wellbeing, Cllr Susan Elsmore, said: "Empty homes are a wasted resource that impact on community morale.

"This latest achievement by the Empty Homes Wales partnership is a fantastic example of turning a long term empty property into much needed, good quality homes for local residents."