|Consumer dislikes:||Benefits of Window Advice Centre:|
|Hours and hours with numerous double glazing salesmen||Single visit from one impartial expert to get quotes from up to 10 quality approved replacement window contractors|
|Biased information from double glazing salesman||Impartial advice from qualified building professionals|
|High pressure sales techniques||Freedom from sales pressure|
|Estimates for replacement windows or doors of varying quality and content making cost comparison difficult||Directly comparable quotations for replacement windows tailored to optimise the benefits you want.|
|Inadequate documentation allowing huge variations in the quality of the installation||Detailed specification documents tailored to suit your individual requirements|
|Contracts prepared to protect the contractor||Contracts prepared to protect the consumer|
|Pressure to release immediate payment||Independent technical inspection before final payment|
|Arguments with unresponsive contractors||Legally binding remedial instructions (if required)|
|Illegal replacement windows that devalue your home||Certificate of Compliance with Building Regulations|
|Short-term restricted guarantees and vulnerable warranties||Properly constituted 10 years insurance protection|
Window Advice Centre has 30 years experience researching the quality, reliability and costs of double glazing and replacement window contractors. Window Advice Centre maintains a Register of Approved Contractors who have successfully undergone vigorous vetting.
Having matched the client’s needs to contractor ability, only the most competitive Approved Contractors are invited to quote
Competitive tendering is a means for consumers to make the best use of competitive market forces to obtain the best offer that can be obtained from the market at that particular point in time.
Under the Window Advice Centre’s competitive tendering process, without revealing the consumer’s identity, up to ten contractors are provided with the dimensions and technical specifications of the proposed new windows and replacement glazing to be supplied. This ensures that contractors calculate their costs to install the new windows and doors on a like for like basis.
Knowing that Window Advice Centre recommends consideration of the lowest quotation received ensures that the contractors will submit the lowest quote that they can in order to be awarded the contract. This process ensures that consumers obtain the best price for the best double glazing available
By necessity, double glazing contractors have to include, in their normal pricing structure, a sufficient amount to pay for advertising and sales commissions. As most consumers will invite multiple quotes for their window replacement but accept only one, double glazing contractors need to include, in each quote, enough to cover the sales-force time on the contracts that they do not secure.
For some of these double glazing firms, over 40% of the amount the consumer pays for their window replacement goes to advertising and sales commission.
Through Window Advice Centre, approved contractors can have access to millions of pounds of business every year without incurring any of these speculative advertising and sales costs.
Through Window Advice Centre approved contractors are obliged to deduct their advertising and sales costs from their normal price structure and instead only include the cost of tendering through Window Advice Centre.
This approach allows us to regularly save individual purchasers anything from a few hundred to literally thousands of pounds with no compromise on quality.