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£2.5m to be invested in new windows and doors

Work to make homes in the Bournville conservation area warmer and more energy efficient will continue this year, with £2.5m being ploughed into fitting new windows and doors.

Around 245 households will have their single glazed rear windows fitted with new UPVC double glazed ones. Nearly 80 households will also have new double-glazed front timber windows fitted and new insulated timber doors.

UPVC can only be fitted to the rear of homes in the conservation area to protect the unique character of Bournville, which is famed for its arts and crafts-style homes.

Chris Hanson, Head of Assets at Bournville Village Trust, said: “Last year we fitted new windows to 155 homes in the conservation area and this year it will be double that when we combine the rear and front window replacements.

“We are committed to making your homes more energy efficient and secure and this is a big step forward in delivering our window replacement programme, which is complex due the bespoke nature of the arts and crafts homes, but hugely important to our customers.

“By 2028, we will have fitted new windows to over 900 homes in Birmingham and Telford.”

BVT resident, Enid, said: “I cannot thank Bournville Village Trust enough for replacing my old front door with such a fantastic new one. The double-glazed design has transformed my home, making it much more energy-efficient and comfortable, while also providing additional security. The installation was carried out seamlessly, and the quality of the work is truly exceptional. I couldn’t be happier with the result!”

BVT’s current priority is to replace single glazed windows to homes with no double glazing. However, it will also be fitting new front doors to homes where new double-glazed windows have previously been replaced.

To ensure doors and windows remain in as good a condition as possible until they are replaced, BVT is reviewing its painting programme, continuing to undertake repairs where necessary (including draught proofing) and offering specialist energy advice and support.

For more information on the windows programme, please go to our Window Replacements Programme page.

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