Andy Ryall moved out of London just over three years ago, where he ran his successful Sash Window and Door Company from premises on Liverpool Road in Islington. Finding the stress of travelling across the city both grinding and relentless and wanting to take things easier, he found premises in Norwich and embarked on offering to Norwich customers the same levels of quality service of sash windows and doors that he had been offering Londoners for almost two decades.
Meanwhile, the London area office continues under the management of Paul Fox based in Barnet, from where Paul continues to offer the same services that have established The Sash Window and Door Company as the premier company of its type in the area.
For Andy, the move worked well and the business is well on the road to being similarly established in the Norwich area. Andy currently employs four full time staff, with the intention to increase numbers in the near future. He's an astute man with a mission and he loathes the UPVC eyesores that have mushroomed over the last decade or so. He's equally dismissive of the approach of the average window salesmen which is, when called out to a job, to persuade the customer to have a completely new window fitted, even if an existing window could be restored at a fraction of the price.
The Sash Window and Door Company offer a wide range of made-to-measure services, one of the most favourite being a draught proofing facility. Professional draught proofing - Andy points out - will become more and more popular now that Home Information Packs (HIP's) have come into force. In Victorian properties with typically ill-fitting old sash windows, draught insulation can be every bit as efficient in energy rating stakes as loft insulation and will soon be a standard part of building surveys. Andy's suggestion is to do the work sooner rather than later. Blocking out draughts and breezes makes a home more comfortable, as well as increasing the value of a property. Why not enjoy the benefits of a warmer, cosier house for the years in which you're living in it, than the few months before you sell!