SafeStyle Windows Review
Who are Safestyle?
Safestyle are the UK’s number one supplier of replacement uPVC windows and doors, manufacturing, delivering and installing high quality products for customers and their homes for over 20 years. Since their establishment, Safestyle have continued to develop both their products and their customer service to ensure their customers are truly satisfied. Their commitment to manufacturing nothing but the best, moving with new technological advancements and customer’s preferences has seen them win a number of Awards as well as exceeding the high quality standards set by regulation for all manufacturers and suppliers in the UK, setting themselves as a serious competitor amongst other suppliers who have been operating a lot longer.
Safestyle have not perhaps been around as long as some of their competitors, but in the past 20 years they have developed their products just as much, if not more, with a huge focus on their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility which they are proud to base right here in the UK. Safestyle only sell and fit their own products which means they know them, quite literally, inside and out, and can ensure everything is made-to-measure to fit the exact measurements and requirements of your home; once a customer places their order, it is received at their manufacturing facility and made in their UK factory specifically for that customer. In a world where many services and products work on economics of scale, mass-producing one-size-fits-all, Safestyle are committed to continuously delivering their bespoke manufactured products and services. They have maintained this attention to detail through over £8 million of investment in their production facilities and have seen over 800,000 happy customers in doing so.
What areas do Safestyle cover?
Safestyle cover all of England and Wales and pride them self on being the Number One supplier and installer of replacement uPVC windows and doors in the UK. Every month, thousands of homes across England and Wales are improving their homes with Safestyle’ s help and their local map on their website www.safestyle-windows.co.uk enables you to see where they have installed recently close to you! You may find that Safestyle are already working a lot closer to your home than you ever imagined. Simply add in your postcode and you can see how many homes in your county, town, village, or even street have had windows, doors or conservatories from Safestyle. You can even see what they thought about the products and customer service they received by taking a look at their reviews. Get checking now!
Just like many of their competitors, Safestyle are proud to manufacture their own, unique products and create each product to order. Because everything is made-to-measure, so is your price. Safestyle understand that even the best products are useless unless fitted perfectly by their experts and so their tailored approach continues through your entire experience with Safestyle from receiving your quote, ordering your product, having it installed and the after care. This quotation upon request service can be frustrating for customers who are so used now to being able to see a price list or range of costs on a company’s website immediately. Unfortunately the industry just cannot operate this way and whilst customers often mistakenly assume that manufacturing products to order is expensive, or that not providing prices to see up front suggests they are extortionate, they are very wrong.
Safestyle offer a variety of fantastic deals throughout the year as well as providing a wide range of payment options including finance plans so that you can get the windows and doors that you want without having to wait. With Safestyle, you can take advantage of up to 2 years interest free credit on their products with some plans and can speak to their fantastic customer service team about what package may suit you best. Safestyle know that you need high quality products and quality fitting when it comes to your windows and doors but also want you to get the best value for your money – that’s why their price promise guarantees to beat any other quote you receive.
It’s easy to get in touch with Safestyle; however you wish to do so and is most convenient for you. If you still refer an envelope and stamp, you can reach Safestyle at the below mailing address:
If you would rather pick up the phone, you can call their team on 0808 278 3747 and unlike some other suppliers, their phone lines are open 7 days a week without their opening hours reduced of a weekend. Call them any day of the week between 8am and 10pm for their full range of services; ideal for those who work full time or hours that make reaching customer service between the typical 9am – 5pm times virtually impossible, a real advantage in our books.
Alternatively, Safestyle also provide an online advisor service with an instant messaging platform on their website to enable customers to speak with a member of customer service at any time online at www.safestyle-windows.co.uk.
Safestyle pride them self hugely on their UK-based production facility which they have heavily invested in over the years. Having their customers understand exactly where their products will be made is clearly important to Safestyle and no doubt of great interest to their customers. All of their products are made to order in the factory that spans an incredible 18 acres and has seen over £8 million of investment ploughed into the production facility in recent years. From sash windows to front doors, Safestyle make over 6,000 frames and 15,000 double-glazed sealed units every single week keeping over 600 members of staff employed.
uPVC windows really do lead the way in all areas from energy efficiency to security and durability. Both Safestyle’s frames and glass are A-rated and recommended by the Energy Saving Trust following rigorous testing. They are also British Standards Kitemark Licensed and alike their competitors do exceed UK industry standards.
uPVC is incredibly strong and robust, but the nature of the material means that Safestyle can effectively mold it to fit any window shape and style when manufacturing to order. This ensures the best possible fit for customers with the most aesthetic outcome.
The development and progression of double glazing has led to significant impacts on the energy efficiency of windows for homeowners. Some reports and companies claim that almost £500 can be saved every year and it is easy to see how money can easily be saved. The simplest way to reduce your energy bill is to quite simply use less! Safestyle go into a lot more detail regarding their products, glazing and their energy efficiency.
A reported 30% of heating is lost through windows and the more you can reduce the volume of heating lost, the less you will use and hence see a drop in cost. Having the most energy efficient windows, glazing and proper installation can make a huge difference and easily pay off in the long run. Safestyle cite three key functions of their windows as making them the most energy efficient out there;
Q-Lon Weather seals
This may sound like they are speaking another language but is a common term in windows and should be expected as standard. In their simplest form, these are the window seals on each side; one inside, one outside. Safestyle use specific duraflex Q-lon weather seals which keep the heat in and the cold out. They act as incredibly effective seals and unlike older styles used many years ago, they have pretty much no memory which means the seal will always retain its original position and hold to keep your home draught-free.
Multi Chamber Frame Profiles
The frames used by Safestyle contain multiple chambers within them designed specifically to trap air wherever possible to maximise their efficiency. This retains heat and keeps the warmth in but also adds extra strength to the frame making them even more studier than ever.
Eco Diamond Glazing Units
Offering both double and triple glazing, Safestyle’s units use Argon gas between combinations of glass to provide an even more superior glazing performance with maximised efficiency. ‘Eco Diamond’ is a unique product to Safestyle and is actively endorsed and recommended by the Energy Saving Trust, the Industry’s trusted independent experts whose stamp of approval is more or less a guarantee that you are spending your money incredibly wisely – fitting a Safestyle window ultimately will, without doubt, help you to save money on your heating.
Learn more about Safestyle’s Eco Diamond in the video below
Learn more about saving money with glazing in the video below
Aside from standard window styles and functions including tilt and turn and the ever popular sash windows, Safestyle also provide bay and arched windows as well as a bespoke heritage collection.
Replacing bay and arched windows, as well as those in period properties, can be expensive and difficult to do with very few companies still manufacturing the original frames. Technology has also moved forward significantly since any of these window styles first became popular and were installed across the country and original wooden frames just simply do not compare to the benefits of triple glazing with uPVC frames.
The greatest concern is of course the aesthetic; uPVC is often thought of as only bright white plastic. Whilst this was available in limited options many years ago, the developments today offer a much wider spectrum of styles, colours and designs that make a huge difference to homes. The heritage windows collection really does stand out with Safestyle for achieving a beautifully classic look with all the benefits of modern developments and materials. They can make an older property look still in style replicating the colour and effect of original wood and timber used, or add character to a new property by bringing in a traditional style throughout your home. Safestyle do not just provide a dozen different colours and designs to suit you, but actually offer 42 different options which can be customised to each customer’s exact requirements.
What do their customers think?
Safestyle are a FENSA approved company; FENSA are a government organisation set up independently with the specific purpose of acting as a ‘competent person scheme’ providing verification of a company’s high quality and standards. Not only are Safestyle FENSA approved but they are officially rated the UK’s Number 1 installer of windows.
To encourage feedback from their customers as much as possible, it is incredibly easy to leave feedback on Safestyle’s website with an online submission form. Safestyle’s website boats fantastic customer reviews with consistent ratings of 4 and 5 stars. As with any and all companies, they save the best reviews for their websites, however searching further afield with third party review websites, the brilliant feedback is fairly consistent, unlike some of their competitors.
Safestyle’s high quality products are consistently praised as well as delivery and installation timings which can be difficult to manage at times of the year where demand is high. Where Safestyle are criticised is in relation to their sales team whether it be the individual salesman or woman and pitch or quote itself. Many customers describe their experience with a member of the sales team as finding them incredibly pushy and a little over-bearing. Unfortunately, that is often what sales people do; it is their job to sell after all and the oldest clichés in the book is a double glazing door-to-door salesman so some of these are perhaps better taken with a pinch of salt. A strong recommendation from many customers is to not accept an initial quote; high prices upon first enquiry seem quite popular, however the price promise and guarantee enables customers to shop around and check that they are getting the best deal. If you are not then Safestyle promise to match the price for the product you want, so a little bit of research could go a long way in ensuring you get the best deal possible.
As with many of the large industry suppliers, Safestyle provide a number of offers and sales promotions throughout the year. Their variety of finance plans act as an offer in themselves providing up to 2 years interest free credit for customers. Alongside their year-round price match guarantee, a number of different discounts and offers are promoted periodically with the current discount providing a huge 55% off many of their products. Sales promotions are so common-place now that customers more or less expect an offer of some sort at any point in the year.
If you prefer to talk to SafeStyle online, then their social media accounts are a good place to start. Click the buttons below to visit the SafeStyle Twitter and Facebook pages.