Sally and Richard Dunne got an extra warm feeling from their new energy-saving windows when the manufacturer of the high efficiency glass installed in the frames handed them a cheque for nearly £10,000.
The couple had chosen windows using the highly energy-efficient Planitherm glass from Huddersfield-based Gardinia Windows for their home, highlighting the energy and cost savings of Planitherm as the reason behind their decision. They soon discovered they had saved even more though when they were given back the entire cost of the installation – £9,976 – in a draw run by Planitherm manufacturer Saint-Gobain Glass.
Sally said: “We were delighted with our new windows but we’re obviously even happier now, especially as I didn’t even know Richard had put us in for the draw. Our existing ones were about 15 years old and well past their best so when Gardinia explained how much more we could save on our heating bills, it was an easy decision.”
Allan Hinchliffe, General Manager of Gardinia added: “The Dunnes made the right choice for saving on their energy bills so it’s great to see they are saving even more by getting their windows free of charge.
Christina Birkenshaw, Managing Director of Dewsbury-based Oakland Glass which supplied the insulated glass units used in the windows, added: “More and more people are choosing green options for their homes and energy-efficient glass is an easy and effective way of cutting fuel bills. Saint-Gobain’s quarterly draw is a great way to get the message across to even more homeowners.”