£multi-million contract

CMS Window Systems was appointed by North Lanarkshire Council as the successful bidder on a contract worth at least £7 million to replace energy inefficient windows and doors in domestic properties across the region.

It will run for three years until the end of March 2020, with the possibility of being extended by a further one year, and comes soon after securing a £5 million contract win with East Dunbartonshire Council.

In the lead up to 2020, the year by which the properties of all social landlords in Scotland are required to meet the energy Efficiency Standard in Social Housing (EESSH), CMS will manufacture and install energy efficient windows and doors across North Lanarkshire Council’s housing stock. This will improve the energy efficiency of these homes and contribute towards the achievement of EESSH for the local authority.

The improvements will help to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Craig Reid, contracts director at CMS Window Systems, said: “We’re very pleased that North Lanarkshire Council, like East Dunbartonshire Council, has appointed us to deliver its framework agreement for the replacement of windows and doors.

“CMS is built on a sustainability ethos, which extends into every aspect of the business, including a commitment to apprenticeships and youth employment, and as a major employer based in the Central Belt it is extremely pleasing to know that the North Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire contracts will provide job security for our employees as well as help reduce the potential of succumbing to fuel poverty for many vulnerable residents in Central Scotland.”