Clearview National July 2015 - Issue 164 - Page 57

DOORS&WINDOWS SOS call »»When the BBC television programme ‘DIY SOS – The Big Build’ came to a small town in Derbyshire, the windows and doors were donated and fitted by local manufacturers, in keeping with the programme’s ethos of local communities working together. In March 2015, the BBC made an appeal for local companies in the area to get in touch regarding a project to build an extension to a family home. Their severely disabled second child needed a specially adapted space – and with the existing layout of the house not suitable, the DIY SOS team, led by Nick Knowles, were drafted in to help with the major construction project. Darren Shelbourn, MD at Langley Millbased window fabricator Glazedale, explains why the project appealed to him: “We regularly watch the show and jumped at the opportunity to get involved and help a local family. This particular project was especially rewarding, 40589 - Kolorseal - HLF.pdf 1 18/06/2015 16:09:49 as the family’s situation was close to my heart. We could see what a huge difference the extension would make to them and wanted to help however we could. The build took place in mid-April, with Glazedale’s installation teams also being involved in the fitting of all the windows and doors, a total of six fitters’ onsite for five days. They described the DIY SOS team as a real pleasure to work with, and Darren even got his own hands dirty to help. “Running a business, you don’t usually get the chance to go back to grass roots level, so I loved being able to get stuck in and be part of the team for this fantastic cause. “So, would they take part in such a project again? “In a heartbeat,” declares Darren. “We didn’t go into this for financial reasons, and the whole process was so rewarding – it’s good to give something back to the local community.” The King of Colour PVCu & Glass Colour Coaters We can colour your frames/rooflines, or alternatively, we offer a full Supply, Colour Coat & Delivery Service C M Y CM MY CY CMY K 7 day turnaround Same day quote All RAL/BS/Farrow & ball colours + colour matching service Extra UV colour stable Guaranteed Windows, Doors & Conservatories Fascias, Soffits, Trims & Rainwater Products Collection and delivery available TEL: 01924 454856 FAX: 01924 438606 Dale Works, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF12 9HU email C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » J U L 2015 » 57