Competition Winner Celebrates £20,000 Conservatory


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.

Colette Ratliff 2 Daily Telegraph winner

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.”

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