Agreed and preferably froma local firm that has been trading for a good
number of years. That "before discount" worries me, it's a hard sell
technique, any decent installer doesn't need the "hard sell".
Stange that Apple are branching out into Windows.
Yes, walk away from that quote you have already.
Find local glaziers and/or builders. Look out for people having
it done or check with those who've had it done nearby, and ask
what they thought of their installers.
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Totally agree, sounds expensive to me. You'd be amazed at how much
variation there can be. I have to admit bias against national suppliers
as I am a director of an independent PVCu manufacturer but, even amongst
the local boys, there can be a big difference.
We supply a lot of the local companies and most would charge 6.5K for 9
windows, a composite door and a set of french doors but, a couple of our
customers charge around 4.5K for the same job.
They're getting plenty of work and I know their businesses are healthy
so, get as many quotes as you can and do your home work.
Price the materials here:
Their stuff is pretty decent (I have bought 3 windows). Make sure you choose
bay windows, they almost certainly need steel supports as those windows are
It will also give you a chance to check the options. Then go and get more
quotes - preferably from a local small business.
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"She got her looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon."
the word 'discount' alone should give you enough warning.... they quote a
ridiculous figure, then half it and the permanently baffled of society think
they are getting something - they are and it's ripped off, when the true
figure should be about a third.
Get a local builder to replace them, save yourself £4K and forget about all
the 'guarantees', 'peace of mind' and other BS spouted by the salesmen.
Their web site gives showroom information but not (as required by law)
their registered office and company registration details.
The Companies House Database lists a company called Apple Home
Improvements Ltd (company number 06271446) as dissolved in August
The web domain is registered to Fairweather Web Ltd, a web hosting
company, rather than to the company trading as Apple Home
On this basis I would run a mile.
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