Double Delights For NIHE Residents In Downpatrick Area

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Housing Executive tenants in Downpatrick and the surrounding area are looking out at Spring through new double glazing and at the same time benefitting from warmer homes.

Work is ongoing to 192 NIHE homes in the area, representing an investment of over £288,000.

[caption id="attachment_55701" align="aligncenter" width="540"]NIHE official Bronagh Magorrian pictured with Cumber Hill resident Mrs Phyllis Toman in Drumaness as she looks over her new PVC double glazing. NIHE official Bronagh Magorrian pictured with Cumber Hill resident Mrs Phyllis Toman in Drumaness as she looks over her new PVC double glazing.[/caption]

Bronagh Magorrian, the Local Office Manager in Downpatrick, said she was pleased with the work being carried out by the contractor, Bann Ltd, and said: “This is a terrific boost for our tenants; I am delighted we have been able to progress this scheme.

“Over the years our homes have been regularly upgraded and maintained and in this contract the single glazed windows which have reached the end of their useful life are being replaced with uPVC double glazed units. With their replacement our tenants will benefit from greater energy efficiency, noise reduction, warmer homes, and lower heating costs in their homes.”

A Drumaness tenant who recently had the glazing installed.  She is delighted with her new windows, saying:

It was great to see the new windows go in and I’ve already noticed the benefits of a warmer home and less noise.  I am looking forward to seeing lower heating bills too.”

The double glazing scheme is progressing with all of the 192 houses due to be completed shortly.

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