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Target helps doggie in the window with animal charity refurbishments for Dogs Trust

A quote for a couple of windows has turned into 15 projects for an animal charity and a new addition to the Target Windows family.

Target started working with the Dogs Trust in 2011 when they were asked to quote for a few windows, but thanks to Target’s excellent work, the business was put in touch with the animal charity’s main contractor for the North, McPhillips, in Telford.

The animal charity required a very special type of threshold that was ‘dog proof’ and Target managed to get one custom made especially for the Trust.

Guy Basnett, director of Target Windows, said: “They were also spending a lot of extra money making and ordering acoustic barriers out of expensive hardwood to keep the noise from the barking down to a minimum.

“We suggested that they could change these to UPVC, which are maintenance free and a lot cheaper. From that job, we have completed many installations, from refurbishments of their existing centres to installing at their new ones like Darlington and Cardiff. We have even done several installations for their southern contractor, S.T.Abbotts.”

Target Windows delivers 15 projects at animal charity shelters

So far, Team Target has completed projects at Dogs Trust kennels at: Loughbourgh, Evesham, Basildon, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds,              Salisbury, Brighton, Darlington, Cardiff, Shrewsbury, Kenilworth, Glasgow, Newbury and Canterbury.

Mr Basnett added: “We offer a great service to them and work directly for them as well. We have the ability to help insulate the dogs’ kennels and help to create a comfy environment for them, which is fantastic, because we’re all great dog lovers!”

Target’s Work with The Dogs Trust has led to a new addition to the Basnett family in the form of Razor, a German Shepherd.

Mr Basnett said: “We were at Kenilworth Dogs Trust having a site visit when I saw him out of the corner of my eye – I text my wife, Jane, and within a couple of weeks he has ended up at home. He just gave me the look and he’s now settled with our other dogs.”

For more information about how Target could help with your animal charity shelter installations or refurbishments, call 01785 811558.