Last November work began on renovating the facades on both sides on the apartment. We were told it would take four months at the most. Just last week we had the resident's meeting to 'sign off' the work with items to be flagged where anyone wasn't happy.
I'm happy to say that as far as I can tell our two balconies and walls are finished, although I had to fork out again to have the toldo rehung.
The balcony at the front is large enough to ea any meal on, while the balcony attached to the master bedroom has enough space to comfortably sit and watch the wonderfully tree-lined street.