DOUBLE glazed windows have been installed in over 200 Housing Executive homes in Dungannon during 2013 so far.
According to the organisation’s local Housing Manager, external maintenance schemes have also been started at another 473 homes in the area, with £656,000 spent carrying out routine repairs.
Donald Hoodless, the Housing Executive’s Chairman, welcomed the investment in improvements to homes across Northern Ireland.
Mr Hoodless said 20,811 households have benefitted from over £53 million of improvements.
Commenting on the progress, he said:
“Since my appointment to the Board of the Housing Executive I have had the opportunity to see some of the schemes being carried out to improve our housing stock.
“This is a significant level of investment which underlines our ongoing commitment to providing comfortable, well maintained homes for our tenants.
“We will continue to prioritise and invest in our stock to ensure all our tenants live in homes which meet modern day living standards as well as contributing to the local economy with local contractors. Over the coming weeks we will be investing a further £20 million in schemes to improve homes.”
Speaking about the investment in the Dungannon District, Housing Manager Denise McNally said:
“In Dungannon we are carrying out double glazing schemes to all our homes which will mean greater energy efficiency, noise reduction as well as lower heating costs.
“We aim to complete this by 2015 and this year so far, in Dungannon District, we have started double glazing schemes to over 219 homes.
“In addition to these schemes of work we also started external maintenance schemes to another 473 homes and spent some £656,000 carrying out routine repairs to tenants’ homes.”