Clarawood residents are in the frame for new windows
Published: Mon, 1 Oct 2012
155 Housing Executive tenants living in the Clarawood area of East Belfast are getting new windows and 46 tenants that already have double glazing will have their windows serviced at a total cost of just over £430,000.
The majority of the homes, which are a mixture of houses, flats, maisonettes and bungalows, were built between 1954 and 1989. We work hard to maintain and improve the quality of all our housing stock and this scheme is a good example of our commitment to that end. By either replacing or servicing the windows in these properties tenants will not only benefit from greater energy efficiency and noise reduction but should benefit from lower heating costs as well.
One of the first tenants to get new windows as part of the scheme, Sarah Milne, commented, “I was delighted when I heard I was getting new windows, they look so much better than the old ones and they are far easier to clean. I have also noticed that the house is a lot warmer so that certainly bodes well for the coming winter months.
“To be honest the whole process wasn’t as disruptive as I thought it would be, so thanks to everyone directly involved for that.”
PK Murphy is carrying out the work on behalf of the Housing Executive and Eunan McCourt their Customer Services Manager added, “We’re very pleased with the initial reactions of the residents to the quality of our work on this project and we will be working hard to make sure that we maintain the same high standards as the scheme progresses.”
The work will be carried out on a phased basis to 201 homes at the following locations:
- Clara Way
- Clarawood Crescent, Drive, Grove, Park and Walk
- Knock Green, Grove, Link and Way
- Knockwood Crescent, Grove and Park