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Independent Network is made up of around 100 member companies who between them have transformed the living spaces of homeowners nationwide with superb quality VEKA uPVC products and craftsmanship. These local installers have worked with thousands of homeowners to renovate, improve and extend their properties.
Here Adrian Lewis, from Frames Conservatories Direct, a member of Independent Network, shares some of their INsider knowledge when it comes to choosing the best solutions for your home.
Insider Advice Column
What are the benefits of using a local installer from Independent Network?
All Independent Network installers demonstrate a commitment to quality by only using industry leading products from the world-renowned VEKA Group. These window and door systems are CE marked and come with an insurance backed guarantee. All the installers are regularly audited, giving you peace of mind and security in the knowledge that your installer is a quality craftsman.
What are the top tips for customers before they choose an installation company?
Visit a local showroom – a window isn’t just a window, it’s important to consider the quality of the plastic which makes the frame, the stability and rigidity of the frame, how the glass is held in the frame, the security on the locking system and the qualifications that the installers have to fit them.
• Check out the longevity of the company and its reputation locally.
• Get a full quotation and the specifics of anything that is recommended in writing. So you can be completely sure that you are comparing the same systems from different installers.
• Talk to friends and neighbours and other trusted tradesmen to see who they have used and would recommend.
What are the main benefits of replacing your old windows and doors?
Aside from the aesthetics of having new windows and doors fitted to your home, you will benefit from up to date security features with the advancement of new technology and design. Your home will be warmer and you will enjoy lower energy bills and often a reduction in noise.
What surprises your customers most about choosing new windows and doors?
Often it is the choice. Our customers come to our showroom with one fixed idea about what they want, but when they have a discussion about what they need – they realise the choice is huge, from different colours to designs that fit with every house type.
New windows and doors can often be fitted in less time than you may think – with the right team, long gone are the days when it would take weeks to fit new windows. Now the disruption to your home is minimal and we offer a white glove service that means we pride ourselves on leaving your home as tidy as we find it when we arrive.