Monthly Archives: November 2011

Industry Awards & Dinner well supported

window fitters

600 industry executives attended the G11 awards and enjoyed a fantastic evening at the London Hilton in Park Lane on Friday evening. The annual event saw companies from every aspect of the industry represented and every category was well contested, but here at the winners:- (more…)

This entry was posted in News info and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Young Burglar explains why its your fault for leaving your window open!

burglar break in

The Times today has reported why a young burglar has written to a victim showing no remorse for his action and saying how dumb people are because they leave curtains and windows open. (more…)

This entry was posted in SBD and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

New 5* widget to promote good double glazing companies.

double glazing companies widget

A number of users have praised this web site (thank you) but many have asked why the companies we list don’t promote our site on their home pages?

Why not show your rating, on your own website, illustrating just how happy past customers think you are so that potential ones can see that you are the best company for them to use?

We agree, that’s why we have developed a neat little widget, (more…)

This entry was posted in Company info and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Legitimate company reviews!

review not posted

Feedback from retail customers suggests they thought some of the reviews were written by the companies themselves! (more…)

This entry was posted in Company info and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Live feed from Companies House now active for all double glazing companies

companies house data

We have connected the “Company House page” live to Companies House, so that you can check the current status of a limited company before you make a purchase.

Whilst the industry has many companies who are well established and still operate in their original form (they haven’t gone bust) many have restarted or started as new companies. (more…)

This entry was posted in Company info and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Government Launches consultation documents for its Green Deal

thermostat

The Government today released the consultation documents for its Green Deal scheme for industry to comment upon. The plan suggests that property owners (landlords and private homeowners) could get funding towards energy efficient improvements, so that their heating costs (and carbon emissions) can be reduced without paying any upfront fees. Instead the electric bills will carry the repayments for the loan effectively over the life time of the improvement. (more…)

This entry was posted in Green Deal and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

ASA find company guilty of misleading claims about energy grants for double glazing

14

The Advertising Standards Agency recently found a company guilty of misleading advertisement.

It is alleged that Energy Efficient Windows and Conservatories Ltd (EEWC) from Middlesbrough, placed an advertisement for the “Energy Saving Fund” (ESF) from Warrington in Cheshire, which suggested there were grants available for replacement windows.

Having heard the case the Advertising Standards Agency decided the adverts were misleading as little or no evidence could be produced to substantiate the claims being made. Read the full article here.

At doubleglazingcompanies.com ltd, we are unaware of ANY Green Deal grants. The government hasn’t released the consultation papers yet, let alone agreed the secondary legislation (the rules) needed to make Green Deal work, besides which it doesn’t start until October 2012!

So be very wary of ANY claim that is made by ANY company that they can get a loan or grant from Green Deal.

This entry was posted in Green Deal and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.