Ian and Lee – Ventrolla Installers of the Year 2014
Congratulations to Ian Yarrow and Lee Lawton, who have been awarded Ventrolla Installers of the Year 2014.
Ian and Lee work as a team, covering the Bristol, Bath and Wessex areas and have over 20 years’ experience repairing and installing timber sash windows for Ventrolla. Their hard work and dedication has seen them regularly surpass their monthly targets to win the prestigious award. Customers have described them as “a credit to the business” and “extremely professional, very hard working and a pleasure to have in the house.”
Rachael Tranter, Ventrolla Operations Manager, said “Ian and Lee are conscientious, good natured and are an invaluable part of the team. Customers regularly comment on their high quality work and friendly service and I am delighted they have received the recognition they deserve with this award. ”
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UK Households are using less energy
A report by the BBC has found that the typical UK household is using less energy despite the growing economy.
This is good news for consumers with lower bills to pay and boosted by the fact that the use of gas for heating and water has declined by over a quarter in the past 10 years – partly down to the increased use of draught-proofing in old timber windows.
Interestingly, the digest of UK energy statistics claims that use of all energy in 2013 was at its lowest since 1985.
As sash window specialists, here at Ventrolla we are aware of the impact draughty, rotten and poorly maintained windows can have on your energy bills and the increased importance of energy-efficient measures to keep those bills down over the winter.
Independent testing has shown that the Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System can improve a window’s energy efficiency by around 30 per cent. Further reductions in heat loss can be achieved by fitting replacement double glazed sashes.
With over 30 years’ experience in the manufacture, installation and renovation of original timber sash windows, we have helped many people maintain the heritage of their windows while also helping to reduce their energy bills.
To find out more about Ventrolla’s services, call free on 0800 378 278 or click www.ventrolla.co.uk/downloads to download a copy of our new brochure.
As a new year approaches, Christian Walker, Marketing Manager of period window specialist Ventrolla looks back on 12 months of progress.
It has been another successful year for the company which has expanded its workshop space, invested in new machinery and recruited more staff to meet growing demand for its products and services.
Christian Walker – Marketing Manager
“There is no doubt that after a tough economic period, business and consumer confidence is on the increase and latest forecasts for growth mean we can look forward to 2015 with greater optimism.
“We are not getting too carried away, of course, but have reason to look on the bright side. After a memorable 2013 when we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Ventrolla, 2014 has been another strong year for us and we expect this upward trend to continue.
“The past year has seen an increase of 7% in sales, driven by consumer demand for our quality, innovative products and knowledge and expertise.
“The emphasis has changed significantly in recent times however with more of our customers wanting to replace their original, single glazed sashes with new double glazed units. Five years ago, just 20% of our projects involved the installation of double glazed sashes; now over 70% of our orders include this work.
Wishing all our customers a cosy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
Please note, our office will close for the Christmas break on the 24th December, re-opening 8.30am, Monday 5th January.
All aboard L’Alliance
Stranger things have happened but a boat might just be the most unusual place Ventrolla has ever delivered its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme.
L’Alliance, a boat on the River Thames, in Chelsea, where architectural practice Lab Architects Ltd have some studio space, was the location of Ventrolla’s latest training session.
It was all aboard for Senior Surveyor, Melvyn Jordan and Business Development Manager, Dawn Walton from the Ventrolla London Commercial office who delivered the CPD to Lab Architects.
The Timber Window Solutions presentation, which focuses on restoration and repair and then discusses the Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System as well as other areas of expertise, was given to Lab Architects’ seven-strong team and beloved company black Labrador, Poppy.
Annie Campbell Langston, Architectural Assistant from Lab Architects said: “The CPD training session was very insightful and stands us in good stead for future design projects.
“We work on a lot of properties in conservation areas so retaining the aesthetics of period windows is key. Enhancing our own knowledge through training allows us to educate our customers on subjects such as restoration, in this case, which gives them a wider variety of options and better understanding of our architectural choices.”
The Conservation in Action tour at the Great Tower
Looking after history and preserving true British heritage is so important, and The Great Tower at Dover Castle is a fine example of conservation at its best.
The Conservation in Action tour at the Great Tower, taking place on Wednesday 10th December, will demonstrate the importance of preserving heritage for the future.
Like conservation experts at the Great Tower, Ventrolla believes restoration is essential. The exclusive event will be a chance for members of the public to learn about the different tools and techniques that are used to conserve items.
For Ventrolla, this has been the case for over 30 years. We have worked on classic period homes, beautiful listed buildings and grand manor houses that deserve to look their best at all times.
Whether it means fitting a Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System to eliminate draughts and rattles or the Ventrolla Sash Removal System to ease future maintenance, Ventrolla’s principles remain set in stone – to restore the original beauty of a sash window, while improving its performance and durability.
To find out more about Ventrolla’s services or to book a FREE no-obligation survey and quotation, call free on 0800 378 278.
Ventrolla make cover of leading trade magazine
Ventrolla South East have made the cover of Public Sector Building magazine with their recent project at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe.
The renovation and draught-proofing work has restored the 100 year old sash windows to their original beauty and made a real difference to the warmth and comfort of the school’s pupils and staff.
Read the full case study here.
Ventrolla patented Sash Removal System (SRS) for easy painting and future maintenance.
The owner of a 1901 stone terrace house can now remove and repaint her windows herself thanks to a successful renovation project by timber sash window specialists Ventrolla.
Harrogate resident Jan Warhurst was fed up that every time she got the decorators in they painted over the sashes and got them stuck.
So when she decided to have the original sash windows renovated and refurbished at the three-bedroom property, ease of maintenance was a real consideration.
Read the full case study here.
Stephen Brownsteele – Google AdWords Qualified
Congratulations to Stephen Brownsteele, Digital Marketing Executive at Ventrolla, for achieving his Google AdWords qualification. Stephen passed two exams to gain certification, including an advanced-level exam on search advertising, covering best practice for managing pay-per-click campaigns.
An incredibly powerful marketing tool, AdWords continues to be Google’s flagship advertising product, allowing advertisers to create highly targeted text, image, and video ads to run on Google, its partner ‘search network’ and its content network sites.
Stephen from York, studied for and took the exams in his own time. He commented, “The material covered in the exams has taught me a lot about our ever-changing online market place and what can be achieved with AdWords and the other Google marketing tools. I plan to pass the Analytics exam before Christmas to take full advantage of our digital marketing opportunities and gain a better understanding of our online customers’ needs.”
To find out more about Ventrolla’s range of period window solutions and to book your FREE, no obligation survey and quotation, call free on 0800 378 278 or visit www.ventrolla.co.uk.
Don’t let your wicked windows worry you
This Halloween you might want to take heed of your wicked window woes before the harsh winter sets in.
With eerie thoughts running through your mind, it’s at this time of year when you really notice the rattles, rot and deathly draughts coming from your windows.
Christian Walker, Marketing Manager of Ventrolla, said: “Now is the ideal time to put right your creaky, clattering windows. You don’t want to hear things that go bump in the night!”
As period window specialists with over 30 years’ experience, Ventrolla is the renovation expert to brush your cobwebs away and fix your sinister sashes. Draught-proofing and repair, slim double glazing, secondary glazing and complete new windows are just some of the spine-tingling services on offer.
For a FREE no-obligation survey and quotation call free on 0800 378 278 or visit www.ventrolla.co.uk.