Derby woman Mrs Colette Ratliff will be enjoying the last of the summer sunshine in style after winning a conservatory worth £20,000 in a recent competition by Anglian Home Improvements.
The leading home improvements company offered the chance to win a conservatory in a national newspaper competition in June. Entrants were invited to explain in less than 150 words how the conservatory would enhance their home and send in a photograph of where they would plan for the conservatory to go.
Colette, of Oakwood, Derby, fought off over 850 other entrants and explained: “I was very shocked when I received the phone call from the Head of Marketing at Anglian Home Improvements saying that I’d won the competition and thought someone was playing a joke.”
“The next week their Sales Director visited to discuss our requirements,” Colette continued, “then their surveyor arrived and now they’ve planned out a beautiful conservatory that fits our needs exactly. The foundations have been dug so we can really get a feel for what it will look like and we expect the conservatory to be completed by the end of September. It all feels a bit of a surreal experience and hasn’t sunk in yet.”
Adding a conservatory to a home not only creates a bright living space to use all year round but also adds significant value to a property and Anglian Home Improvements ensures that each of its conservatories are tailored to meet individual requirements.
Melanie Russell, Head of Marketing at Anglian Home Improvements, said: “Whether you’re looking to increase your living space or wanting to enjoy your garden view all year round, then conservatories are a great addition to any home.”
“It’s fantastic to know that our competition winner is so delighted and in a couple of weeks time a fully customised conservatory will be in place to complement Colette’s family life, house and garden.”
Colette continued: “We’d been talking about getting a conservatory on the day that the competition was published. We have a young baby and were chatting about filling in our garden pond and building a conservatory instead. We said that we couldn’t afford it but then my mother-in-law spotted the competition in a national newspaper so we submitted our entry online.”
“It’s going to make a huge difference to our lives. Our young daughter Ella has just turned four months and it’s going to be a family room especially where we can spend time together and enjoy the garden in comfort.”
For further information on Anglian Home Improvements and conservatories visit www.anglianhome.co.uk
Anglian Home Improvements is formerly known as Anglian Windows. Providing home improvements since 1966