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    • AlisonW
    • By AlisonW 28th Jan 14, 10:09 PM
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    Everest double glazing. Any good?
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    • 28th Jan 14, 10:09 PM
    Everest double glazing. Any good? 28th Jan 14 at 10:09 PM
    As the title says really. Has anyone used them recently and would you recommend them?
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    • Ionkontrol
    • By Ionkontrol 28th Jan 14, 10:26 PM
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    • 28th Jan 14, 10:26 PM
    If you like the idea of paying at least double for a product, go ahead.
    • Clive Woody
    • By Clive Woody 28th Jan 14, 10:38 PM
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    • 28th Jan 14, 10:38 PM
    Massively overpriced with a real hard sell.
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    • 27col
    • By 27col 29th Jan 14, 2:38 PM
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    • 29th Jan 14, 2:38 PM
    I won't comment on the cost, but I could not fault the installation in any way. Can't really complain about the hard sell as we invited them.
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    • SailorSam
    • By SailorSam 29th Jan 14, 3:54 PM
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    • 29th Jan 14, 3:54 PM
    I spent a couple of years as a Rep, that was about 30yrs ago. At the time i use to tell people i believed it was by far the best. I'd say that to people who just asked about but weren't a prospective customer.
    I still believe it's probably one of the better products but would i pay the extra for it, No.
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    • AlisonW
    • By AlisonW 31st Jan 14, 8:49 PM
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    • 31st Jan 14, 8:49 PM
    Well, we got a quote from them on Wednesday for three windows, one of which is, admittedly, a large picture window. The price, with alleged discount, was more than it cost to replace all the windows and two exterior doors in our terraced house. Still picking my jaw back up off the floor
    • JohnB47
    • By JohnB47 31st Jan 14, 11:03 PM
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    • 31st Jan 14, 11:03 PM
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    • 31st Jan 14, 11:03 PM
    Well, they have to pay for all that television advertising somehow. Better to find a local company that's been trading for a reasonably long time.
    • AlisonW
    • By AlisonW 1st Feb 14, 9:10 AM
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    We'd mistakenly thought that they would have the edge over small local firms due to economies of scale. Also was under the misapprehension that the days of unscrupulous double glazing salesmen were in the past. How wrong we were.
    I suppose the main way they get people is by offering credit, which smaller local firms can't do. I dread to think how long it would take before you would see value for money in terms of reduced heating costs set against paying off such over inflated prices. As usual the people who can least afford it end up paying more.
    Do Everest still advertise on the TV. I don't remember seeing one for a while. I still always think of Ted Moult and his hardwood surrounds when Everest is mentioned.
    • Furts
    • By Furts 1st Feb 14, 2:26 PM
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    • 1st Feb 14, 2:26 PM
    Hi AlisonW
    What Everest do not tell you, as far as I know, is they do not manufacture any windows. They obtain their windows from the same low cost "trade" outlets that any mse user could go along to and buy the windows from. But of course, this purchase would be at a fraction of the Everest quote.

    In 2012 I bought windows for my home by this route, and IIRR, there was an order for Everest on the adjacent pack. I had not sought an Everest quote because I knew it would be a waste of my, and their, time.

    At least Anglian make their own windows - not that they are any good!

    Hope this helps.
  • Essex the Strawberry
    Everest Windows
    Hi
    I have had 6 window installations by Everest and i can say they are up there with the best,one of the windows has been installed facing a south facing garden so was exposed to high summer temperatures and in winter freezing conditions for over 20 years and i haven't had a single problem.Also check out Anglian same product but be ware if you want a door there will be a gap of 3mm between the door frame and the door due to removing a seal and they haven't modified the door.I hope this helps.
    Everest purchase the frames from a company in Germany and i believe they manufacture the Glass sealed units themselves but in any case they guarantee the sealed units for at least 20 years to a lifetime covered by Barclays.
    Last edited by Essex the Strawberry; 23-02-2014 at 2:15 PM.
    • ic
    • By ic 23rd Feb 14, 4:37 PM
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    I had a local tradesman fit replacement windows and a door recently - he told me he originally trained and worked with Everest 25 years ago, and assured me they were a quality product and fit. As everybody else is saying, you pay a premium for the name, and can otherwise get the same product elsewhere. They do give the hard sell, and will take a long time to go away.
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    • globetraveller
    • By globetraveller 23rd Feb 14, 4:45 PM
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    there were shocking sales tactics for us. The quote we got was ridiculous and once they realised we were getting other quotes and weren't interested in paying what they wanted, the HALVED the quote. By that time the last thing I was doing was give them my business. So supposedly, they get enough folks on the first quote to make it worthwhile p eeing off everyone else. We went for a local, but big, company who weren't the cheapest but had the best reviews and quality.
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    • Polly05
    • By Polly05 5th Mar 14, 8:03 AM
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    I know someone who has everest windows, from years ago when they were good. But in the last couple of years ive heard of a few people who have had bad experiences with them.. so its sounds like theyre not as good as they used to be.. its certainly put me off using them..
    • vansboy
    • By vansboy 4th Jun 14, 5:26 PM
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    Saw a Grand Designs - or similar prog, where the retired lady was selling her house and having an amazing new home built in the grounds, with a huge glass area...which went a bit wrong.

    The company who installed it, did put things right, with all the company names and logos hidden.

    She was really very sweet about the whole mess and delays, saying she chose them because 'they were the best'.

    And other Moneysavers who remember the earlier ad campaigns, who can read between the lines, they don't actually claim to be the best, what was actually said was... blah blah blah....'Fit the best...Everest...' so what they are doing is advising you to fit the best, then mentioning their name and not saying it is them!

    And about the same time, another company was claiming to be Britains BEST double glazing...Thermastor. Featured on Tomorrows World with gas filled sealed units, with a wide gap.

    Wonder what happened to them.

    VB
    • Bigstevehill
    • By Bigstevehill 23rd Nov 15, 6:28 PM
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    Don't do it....
    NOT CHEAP.. Terrible after sales service won't ring back very bad workmanship not happy
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 23rd Nov 15, 7:55 PM
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    There are pages and pages on Everest on the Warnings board.
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