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New kitchen delights Strabane woman

Published: Fri, 15 Apr 2016
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Ballycolman resident Martina O’Kane (centre) receives flowers from our Chairman Donald Hoodless. They are joined by the Housing Executive’s (left to right) Noel McNulty, Area Manager Avril McAllister and (far right) Andy O’Neill from contractors, Lowry Bros.
Kitchen Ballycolman
Delighted Strabane woman, Martina O’Kane, showed off her gorgeous new kitchen to our Chairman Donald Hoodless this week.
She was one of 64 households in the Ballycolman estate to benefit from a kitchen makeover. This kitchen replacement scheme represents an investment of over £350,000 by us.
Prior to work beginning every tenant had a one to one consultation about the kitchen design. This consultation was well received and feedback on the kitchens has been positive. All of the kitchens scheduled for replacement have been completed. The work was carried out in partnership with contractors, Lowry Bros.
Welcoming this investment, Avril McAllister, our Area Manager said:
“We’re delighted our chairman had the opportunity to meet with local residents today and see firsthand the improvements we are making in people’s homes.
“A kitchen is the heart of a home that’s why it is so important that tenants have been given the option of selecting their own units, worktops and tiles, so they are getting the kitchen they really want.  
“This investment is building on the Housing Executive’s continued commitment to maintain and improve our homes. Within the area we are delighted to have been bringing even more improvements to our tenants including, where need, double-glazing and more energy efficient heating systems.”  
Martina O’Kane, who is thrilled with her new kitchen, has the final word:
“It’s turned out lovely and I am very pleased. The fitters were excellent and very helpful in accommodating our design requests.”