Double Glazing Report - Recommended Consumer Help Links
Visit the following sites for more tips and advice on buying home improvements
wisely. Helping you to get the "best deal" always.
Website of the Federation of Master Builders. A very comprehensive website
covers everything from finding
a builder to how to spot cowboys from a mile.
Local Authority Building Control website. The council links page will
you information about who to contact
your council about Building Regulations, Planning Permission, etc.
Local Authority Building Control has the experience and technical
ease you through the building process. Local authorities have a national
level of service guide based on extensive research and discussion with
owners, professionals and builders.
National House Building Council. Independent regulatory body for the
industry. NHBC is the standard
setting body and leading warranty and insurance provider for
new and newly converted homes in the UK. It can give you advice on building,
buying, and selling new homes. Includes a directory of builders
are registered with the NHBC.
Website for the Royal Institute of British Architects. Click on Members
to find the right architect
for your home
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. “This
is the information site for property professionals and users
of their services. RICS is the worldwide property organisation, with
000 members globally, dedicated to promoting excellence and safeguarding
public interest in all property related matters.” Click
on the Find a Surveyor link to find a member or the RICS in your
Site of the Guild of Master Craftsmen. Only those committed to skill
are admitted to
membership, which ensures quality and craftsmanship. Members have
a consistently high standard of work.
CORGI is the National Watchdog for Gas Safety in the United Kingdom.
find a CORGI
registered installer near you.
Buyers Guide - Tricks of the trade and
how to avoid them. This is by no means a comprehensive
a few of the "tricks" sometimes
employed. If you are aware of them then you will hopefully not
Guide to the Double Glazing Salesperson - The
Double-Glazing salesperson along with the life insurance
agent and used car salesman
has often been the 'butt' of a comedian's joke and
the general public's 'loathing'. These individuals
have very little
of glazing and replacement windows. Most of their
'experience' will be gained on a sales training course where frankly
the main emphasis
be on selling technique rather than product knowledge.
This guide explains more.