The Window Company (Contracts)’ extensive experience in the schools sector helped the award winning* installer secure the replacement window contract at Loyola Preparatory School in Buckhurst Hill, Essex.


Recommendations came not just from other nearby schools, but even from other subcontractors who had seen the company’s fitting teams in action and had been impressed with the standard of work.


As a result, Loyola’s bursar Maria Rosario had high expectations of what the company could deliver on the contract and was delighted when they lived up to those. She explained: “From the outset, The Window Company (Contracts) made us feel that we were in very safe hands.


“From giving us good advice on which products to choose, to sticking rigidly to a timetable which ensured that all work was carried out in the school holidays or at weekends, they handled the whole project really well.


“We saw senior members of the team throughout the contract which meant we always felt that our installation was important to them and we were assigned a single site manager who ensured that everything ran smoothly throughout.”


She added: “What was particularly impressive about their approach, and what highlighted their experience in this sector, was their ability to anticipate problems which occurred during the installation and put in place solutions before we had even become aware that there was anything wrong. As a result, I have had very positive feedback from all the staff here and have absolute confidence in the after sales service which we will receive.”


The Window Company (Contracts) acted as the main contractor on the project, installing Smarts aluminium windows and doors in all the 1960s built parts of the school, as well as carrying out external redecoration and fitting new panels featuring the school’s name and crest. The team advised Loyola on the window and door specification required to deliver on the key criteria which was improved safety and security, as well as ensuring that they were thermally efficient.


One of the key benefits for customers who choose to work with the Chelmsford based installer is that it is completely independent of any systems house or fabricator so can advise on exactly the right material and product for every application.


For David Thornton, Chairman of The Window Company (Contracts), the installation at Loyola Preparatory School had a particular significance. He added: “My son Martin actually attended the school way back in the 1970s. I certainly didn’t imagine then that we would be getting his school fees back in 2019!”


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*The Window Company (Contracts) won the G-Awards Installer of the Year title in 2018, 2015 and 2014.