We can’t ignore the timber alternative market! It’s grown very much from niche to sector, and there are two companies at the heart of this, Evolution and Residence 9. So why did I go for Evolution? Well, for a start the product is 82mm deep, unlike the 100mm Residence 9 is. It makes it easier to retrofit on most properties, as something 100mm deep would often need plaster and tile cutting back in order to fit.
Second, the Evolution product is glazed traditionally, which means should units need to be replaced they can be done so like any other window. Residence 9 bonds their glass, which makes replacements impossible. If glass breaks, it’s a new sash. It’s not economical.
Third, the customer service I have experienced after using them ourselves has been great. Customer service was an issue last year, I’m happy to say that their’s was never in doubt.
Lastly, I like the fact Evolution limits their number of installers. The prestige of their brand is kept safe that way.
Now I know there are many fans of Residence 9 out there, and for good reason, they have an excellent product. They even won the Timber Alternative company of 2014 category in the NFAs last year. But this is my own personal opinion and I’m cherry picking the best features of a lot of sectors to put together my perfect company. All comments telling me I’m wrong welcome below ;-)
These are some of my main characteristics I would pick if I were to put together my all-star window and door company. Above are some of the best at what they do. But of course this is based on my own thoughts and opinions and I welcome your own input. Whether you agree or disagree, I want to hear from you. If you think another company should be up there then let me know via the comments section below. Remember, this is just for fun!
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