Help research/review conservatory company

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  1. harty23

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    Hi.

    I have had a quote from "smiths-upvc" conservatory company in Benfleet.

    Have tried every where to find a review or anything in way of experience with this company!!

    They seem genuine, well-priced (not too cheap) and have a good finance package with 10% deposit required, but reluctant to give anyone £800 without hearing some feedback from past customers.

    Anyone know where I can find any reviews/experiences?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Ultima

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    ask them for a list of customers who they have built conservatories for in the past and go give them a visit. That's what we did recently when we had our roof done.
     
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    ....although you'll probably be referred to family members! ;)

    The parent company (Smith Glass Ltd.) is registered at Companies House since 2002, alebeit with a name change from Jencar. So at least their don't appear to be one of these outfits that are constantly re-inventing themselves & leaving their debts behind.

    Maybe try your local Trading Standards office & ask about any complaints.
     
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    Ask them for references and previous customers.
     
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    If they have a large family and have built conservatories for them all that may be a problem. If they can only give you 2 or 3 customers details then I'd stay clear.:D The roofing contractor we used gave us a list of over 100 customers who they had carried out work for and we visited about 8 of those and asked for their opinions on them.
     
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    thanks. Still amazed by the speedy help you get on these formums, fantastic.

    Was concerned about "familiy & friends" recommendations... But will ask and see what I get....

    I may be a little naive, but they are offering a barclays backed finance at 6.9% which is really good in comparison with the loan market.. Does this mean they must be a good/responsible company, to get barclays backing?
     

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