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Glazerite installer bags largest ipswich council housing project in 50 years

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Commercial specialists The Window Company (Contracts) are carrying out the window and door installation programme in the largest council house building project which Ipswich Borough Council has delivered in more than 50 years.

The £10m development at Bader Close in Ipswich includes 108 new one, two and four bedroom homes, all of which feature casement windows in contemporary grey foil manufactured by VEKA  fabricator Glazerite and composite doors supplied by Door Stop.

The Window Company (Contracts), which was named the Installer of the Year at the 2014 Glass and Glazing awards, was awarded the installation contract on the basis of its previous successful work with the main contractors Keepmoat.

The Chelmsford based company was not only able to respond quickly to the tender from leading construction and regeneration specialists Keepmoat but it was also able to guarantee completion within the timescale laid down by the council.

TWC120 The Window Company (Contracts) is installing VEKA windows and doors in Ipswich Council's largest housing project for 50 yearsThe Window Company (Contracts) selected Glazerite to manufacture the windows set out in the specification after seeing them at the industry FIT show in June 2014.

Managing Director David Thornton said:  “We were impressed with the Glazerite product on the stand and followed this up with a visit to their fabrication plant in Wellingborough. They satisfied us that they could deliver the quality and service we required and were helpful in terms of setting up the necessary lines of credit for a contract on this scale.”

Trevor Fitzgerald, Contracts Manager for Keepmoat, said: “The Window Company (Contracts) have been a pleasure to work with on this exciting project.  We’ve been particularly impressed with the measures put in place to ensure the project ran smoothly and their attention to detail, such as the provision of window protectors on all windows to prevent scratching or damage.”

David Thornton added:  “We showed once again on this contract why we were chosen as the Installer of the Year at the G14 awards – our product quality, administration efficiency and customer service were all outstanding.”

Councillor David Ellesmere, Leader at Ipswich Borough Council, said of the project: “This is a major milestone in our ambitious plans to build more than 300 new homes in Ipswich. Rather than stand by in the face of the national house building crisis, we have decided to build houses ourselves. Our houses will provide homes for 300 Ipswich families currently living in overcrowded or unsuitable accommodation, and will also support jobs in the construction industry and the wider local economy.”

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