Award winning commercial window installer, The Window Company (Contracts) has joined forces with Basildon Borough Council in an innovative scheme aimed at giving private homeowners the chance to upgrade their homes to match council owned properties being refurbished around them.
Together, they are offering homeowners access to the same windows and doors being installed as part of the council’s ongoing replacement programme, at the same low unit price and with low interest finance available if required. The move is designed to address the familiar issues of homeowners being left behind when energy efficient, high security windows and doors are installed in council owned properties, and individual houses which have not been upgraded standing out in the overall streetscape.
David Thornton, Chairman of The Window Company (Contracts) explained: “This is a win-win for the council because it is helping to improve the look of these streets and engendering a greater sense of community pride. It is also giving more of the borough’s residents access to new thermally efficient windows and doors and helping them to reduce their energy costs.”
The Window Company (Contracts), working with main contractor Morgan Sindall, was awarded the Basildon Council window replacement contract back in 2017. Clint Borley, the project manager at Basildon Council has been impressed since then with the quality of the products and service being delivered. He said: “Homeowners who sign up for the scheme have the advantage that they can see the quality of this work for themselves in advance of placing their orders.”
The Window Company (Contracts) has already installed new windows and doors in six homeowner properties in Basildon, with an additional 15 orders placed.
David Thornton added: “Without the support of the council in sharing its volume purchasing discount, we would not be able to supply and install these windows and doors to homeowners at this low price. We were already very proud of the work being carried out in Basildon, but this has given the whole project a valuable extra dimension.”