Tenants in Strabane and Newtownstewart now have more energy efficient homes, following the completion of two investment schemes.
Over 5,400 windows in 766 homes have been replaced, with an investment of over £1.395 million to our housing stock, which has improved energy efficiency, noise reduction and lowering heating costs. Included as part of these works were five homes in a conservation area that had bespoke sliding sash timber windows replaced.
Eddie Doherty, the Housing Executive’s West Area Manager, explains:
“It’s very satisfying to see these window replacement schemes completed for hundreds of tenants. It is another step towards bringing these homes, and the entire area, up to the standard that residents deserve.”
“Our commitment to tenants here is concrete – we have an office in Strabane providing a vital access point for our customers, as well as three offices in the City of Derry. We will continue to look at ways to improve their living standards and enhance our services to the community.”
Lilian Milligan, one of the tenants that benefitted from new windows, commented:
“The new windows really do make a huge difference and definitely look a lot better. The house feels warmer and less drafty, and that will be a bonus in the colder months.
“I would like to say a big thank you to my Patch Manager, Anthony McGrath, and the workmen from PK Murphy - they were really good with me and caused very little disruption while the windows were being installed.”