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    Ashley Ford

    Ashley Ford

    Colchester home-owner Ashley Ford is waving goodbye to high energy bills thanks to window specialist Ventrolla Cambridge and Essex.

    “The windows are so much easier to open and close now and I am looking forward to a draught free winter.”



    Ashley instructed Ventrolla to restore six sash windows at the front of his semi-detached property, which dates back to the 1880’s.

    The property is situated in a conservation area and the window specialists avoided altering the original design of the exterior by preserving the original sash windows.

    Ashley said: “I like the idea that the windows have been in place for over a hundred years and I hope that by renovating them I will be able to preserve them for another hundred years.”

    He has lived in the property for ten years and decided to have the repairs carried out to limit disruption from outside noise, reduce unnecessary heat loss and lower his energy bills.

    Ashley added: “With energy costs always rising, it made sense to take measures to insulate the house. The main bedroom is at the front of the property and although the house is not on a busy road, with the old windows there was still a substantial amount of traffic noise.”

    Along with fully restoring the windows, Ventrolla installed its unique Perimeter Sealing System into the gap around the sashes. The seal is designed to eradicate draughts and rattles, while ensuring that the sliding action of the windows becomes smooth.

    Ashley said: “The windows are so much easier to open and close now and I am looking forward to a draught free winter.”

    He was so delighted with the completed work he called Ventrolla back to draught proof the front door.

    The newly renovated windows did not go unnoticed by local residents and two of Ashley’s neighbours soon placed orders with Ventrolla.

    Ventrolla’s central office is based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, with offices throughout the UK and Ireland, and offers a bespoke renovation service for timber sliding sash and casement windows, as well as timber doors. Its unique Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System (VPSS) improves a window’s performance and energy efficiency.