One of the communities affected by the flooding were 33 residential properties in the Willow Park estate in Carlisle
Willow Park, Carlisle
These properties were covered by the lease holders insurance who appointed McKnight & Sons Builders to manage the renovation project. McKnight & Son Builders is one of the longest established family building firms in Carlisle. They celebrated their fiftieth year in business in 2015.
All the doors, windows and conservatories on these properties required repairing or replacing and McKnights called upon Trade Window and Door Centre’s expertise to carry out these works. The Trade Window and Door Centre have over 25 years experience in Double Glazing and uPVC, supplying and installing windows, doors and conservatories to the public and trade throughout Cumbria. They have recently become a partner of SafeChoice and are a preferred supplier of all their products.
All the properties in the Willow Park estate were fitted with SafeChoice Windows, Doors and conservatories by Trade Window and Door Centre.
Renovated property on Willow Park, Carlisle
When SafeChoice heard that this project was for the devastated properties of Storm Desmond and that the home owners had to leave the properties for so long they wanted to give them something back and on 15th November a presentation event was held at The Auctioneer in Carlisle to present each of the homeowners with a hamper and a special thank you from Trade Windows and Door Centre and SafeChoice.
Left to right: Duncan Sutherland (McKnight and Sons Builders) Muriel Thoburn (Willow Park resident) and Ian Goode (Trade Window and Door Centre)
Picture 1 Left to right: Linda Harrison and Allan Murray (McKnight and Son Builders) and Ian Goode (Trade Window and Door Centre) presenting a hamper to Bill Storey (Willow Park resident)
Picture 2 Left to right: Barbara and Bill Curwen (Willow Park residents) receiving hamper from Ian Goode (Trade Window andDoor Centre), Neil Selby (Safechoice) and Alan Murray and Linda Harrison (McKnight and Son Builders)
Mr & Mrs Storey from No. 13 Willow Park commented “We were evacuated from our properties which are all Bungalows on the Willow Park estate almost 12 months ago and we moved back in September. Our property was totally gutted after 4’6” of water came in and ruined it. We lost absolutely everything. But we are delighted with the work that has been done and our new conservatory is absolutely gorgeous. The presentation day was really wonderful. I am just about to go out and get a thank you card, we really appreciated it. ”
Mr & Mrs Curwen from No. 15 Willow Park also commented ‘Twelve months ago our home was devastated and it had to be completely renovated but both McKnights and Trade Windows and Doors have done a beautiful job with good quality workmanship and fixtures and fittings and we are absolutely delighted with the results. Ian Goode has been brilliant and the presentation day to mark the end of this traumatic period in our lives has been wonderful and we are both over the moon with the lovely hamper we have been presented with.”
Ian Goode of Trade Window and Door Centre, alongside suppliers SafeChoice who organised the event added “I personally met with all the residents of Willow Park in January after the floods to discuss their requirements and the work schedule and we worked diligently to that schedule to get the residents back in to their properties as quickly as possible with the best possible renovation. When I first met the residents it was all doom and gloom and here we are presenting each of the residents with a hamper to celebrate a happier occasion and to mark the end of this traumatic period.”
Willow Park residents enjoying afternoon tea at The Auctioneer pub in Carlisle
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