Monthly Archives: December 2011

Wishing all our readers a Merry Christmas

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I started this website in February 2011 so this is our first Christmas.

It is this time of year to say thank you to those who have support the website, thank you for reading and contributing to the blogs, and thank you for the many emails of support, they are much appreciated. (more…)

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ASA find Everest did not breach their codes

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The Advertising Standards Agency received complaints from 2 customers who claimed they had been misled by a TV advertisement and the web site promotion for discounts in June this year, having purchased goods during an “up to 35% savings period”.
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Green Deal Consultation……interesting debates, deadline looms.

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The Government issued their Green Deal consultation papers for industry to comment upon on 23rd November, some 238 pages plus over 1500 other pages in associated documents! All this has to be read, understood, evaluated and written replies submitted by January 18th at 4pm.

We wont attempt to cover all the aspects of green deal here, there are good organisations working hard for their members like the GGF, who will return answers that suit their members interests, however there has been some interesting discussions. The GGF have held a members only debate last month and are holding another for their Scottish members on Dec 20th, before reconvening in the new year, prior to their submission.

Some are saying this is a great opportunity for a beleaguered industry, others fear its yet more bureaucratic, cumbersome and costly intervention that will force many companies to the wall. (more…)

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Why join doubleglazingcompanies.com? Here’s what Gary Hackett of Leamore Windows thinks.

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When something is free, everyone joins!

Its hardly surprising then, that we have had hundreds of takers for the basic entry on doubleglazingcompanies.com. However, as a newish site many installation companies are waiting to see if its anygood before they decide to spend any of their hard earned cash. Not everyone is convinced about the benefits of an enhanced entry, or if the site will be seen by customers in their area.

Well here’s what the latest new member thinks; (more…)

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FREE publicity for a competitors site, whatever next? comparewindowsanddoors.com

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We received a comment against an item on the blog site recently, suggesting that readers of our site should try their site and get “A true compare prices site for the double glazing industry – without leaving any contact details”.

On the face of it, this seems an innocent comment, however I am not one for promoting a competitors web site and I was ready to send the contributor as sharp reply, but curiosity suggested I should perhaps, first check out their claims…….so I did and this is my experience! (more…)

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Celebrity Endorsements…………Willy Thornes fantastic conservatory

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Celebrity endorsements either cost a fortune, are time limited or are in return for a discounted product. However, when a celebrity offers to allow his or her photo to be used without payment, then you can be certain they were suitably impressed with the associated company! (more…)

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