Access for all

The Window Company (Contracts) has joined forces with Basildon Borough Council in a 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 stand out in the overall streetscape.

David Thornton, chairman of The Window Company (Contracts), said: “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.”