New windows for Lower Woodstock residents
Published: Thur, 19 Apr 2012
193 Housing Executive tenants in the Lower Woodstock area of East Belfast are getting brand new windows as part of a £400,000 improvement scheme.
This is the first phase of a project that will see all our homes in the Lower Woodstock area getting new double glazed windows. The majority of Housing Executive homes in the area - a mixture of houses, flats and bungalows - were built between 1981 and 1997. They have been upgraded on a regular basis and during the current scheme original window frames, which have reached the end of their useful life, will be replaced with double glazed uPVC units. Windows in a further 41 homes, which already have double glazing, will also be serviced as part of the scheme.
The windows being replaced in this scheme had come to the end of their useful life. By replacing them now tenants will not only benefit from greater energy efficiency and noise reduction but should also take a step in the right direction towards lower heating costs.
We remain committed to improving housing conditions in the Lower Woodstock area and will continue to work with the community and their representatives to achieve this.
Ravenlink Residents’ Group has worked closely with the District Office on behalf of residents and group member Joanne Calderwood said, “We’re delighted to see work getting underway. The new windows will certainly go a long way in improving the individual homes involved but will also give the entire area a welcome boost.”
Kay Crawford, a former Miss Northern Ireland and Miss Stay Blond, has lived her in home since it was built in 1985. She was one of the first tenants to get new windows as part of the scheme. “I’m delighted with my new windows" she said, "They look so much nicer than the old ones. I’ve also noticed that the house is a lot quieter and certainly isn’t as draughty as it used to be.To be honest the whole process wasn’t as disruptive as I thought it was going to be and I would like to say a big thank you to my Housing Officer Karen Carlin and the workmen for that.”
PK Murphy will be carrying out the work on our behalf and their foreman Oliver McCaffrey said, “We are delighted to be working with the Housing Executive on this scheme. As with all our projects we are putting customer service first and will work closely with each tenant to ensure that the works to their home are completed with the minimum possible disruption.”
The work will be carried out on a phased basis to 234 homes at the following locations:
- Cherryville Street
- Emerald Street
- Eversleigh Street
- Glentoran Place
- Glenwherry Place
- Grovefield Place and Street
- Lawnmount Street
- Maymount Street
- Mount Street
- Mount Street South
- Park Parade
- Pearl Street
- Radnor Street
- Rathmore Street
- Shamrock Court, Place and Street
- Spring Place
- Swift Place
- Victor Place
- Well Place
- Woodstock Road