Homes benefitting from double glazing


Nearly 400 Housing Executive tenants in the Craigavon area are getting double glazing.

Local tenants are benefitting from contracts worth £17.5m that will see all Housing Executive homes in Northern Ireland fitted with double glazing by 2015.

Work is already underway at over 160 homes in the Mourneview estate and Meadowbrook areas, with an investment of over £448,000.

Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey said: “Improving the thermal efficiency of all Housing Executive homes by installing double glazing in all properties by March 2015 was a Programme for Government commitment made by my predecessor and when I assumed my new post as Minister, I was pleased to hear that the Housing Executive is confident all of the schemes required to meet the target will start on site this year.

“This is great news for tenants as replacing single frames with double glazed frames will ensure their homes are warmer and less expensive to heat.”

Mags Lightbody, the Housing Executive’s acting Chief Executive, said: “We have worked hard to ensure that we deliver the Minister for Social Development’s commitment to provide double glazing in all our properties by the end of next year.”