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Academy Windows

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121 Reviews

Opening Hours
Today - 08:30–16:30
  • Monday 08:30–16:30
  • Tuesday 08:30–16:30
  • Wednesday 08:30–16:30
  • Thursday 08:30–16:30
  • Friday 08:30–16:00
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed


Academy Windows: domestic installation of quality uPVC and aluminium windows, doors and conservatories. With 30 years industry experience we have earned the trust of many thousands of customers. We are a FENSA registered business, the industry gold standard for replacement windows and doors. Choose Academy Windows and you are choosing quality products and service during and beyond your installation. We are happy to honour our guarantee because we believe in the quality of our products and service.

Our manufacturing arm, Windows Direct, make all our own windows, doors and conservatories in our factory in Brightlingsea. We use, as far as possible, British made components (i.e. hinges, locks and handles) which are more expensive but far superior to the mass produced products from the Far East. This ethos has gained us recognition as one of the leading manufacturers of uPVC products in the United Kingdom.

What we do

  • Double glazing

    • Double glazing installation
    • Double glazing suppliers
  • Glaziers

    • Aluminium Windows
    • Double glazed units
    • Double glazing installation
    • Glass boarding up and replacement
    • Sash windows
    • Stained glass
    • Triple Glazing
    • UPVC Windows
    • Window consultants
  • Conservatories

    • Conservatory Roof replacement
    • Sun Lounge
  • Doors

    • ​Aluminium doors
    • Bi-fold doors
    • Composite doors
    • Fire doors
    • French doors
    • Front door
    • Orangeries
    • Patio doors
    • UPVC doors
  • Roofers

    • Cladding
    • Roof and skylights

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Quality work and easy to deal with.
Customer Service
The surveyor was a pleasure to deal with. He listened to what I wanted, gave useful advice, measured up, quoted and was gone in less than half an hour. He warned me that the work could not be done for five months and that was when they did it, without my having to chase them. Two experienced and pleasant workmen came on the day and made an excellent job of the installation, which was a side-door and three windows in a garage. The work was done in one day. Without my commenting, the man installing the door made a final adjustment so that it closes perfectly. I have no hesitation in recommending this firm for the installation of double glazing and doors. It was recommended to me by two knowledgeable people.
Mark in Essex Posted on 13/04/2022 , work completed 22/09/2021
Expert and professional, outstanding workmanship.
Customer Service
We have recently had our whole house transformed with new windows, cladding to the front and rear and a weirdly placed set of double doors in an upstairs bedroom removed, replaced with a wall, and proper window. From the very start the fitters were brilliant, they took the utmost care when removing the old windows and cladding, and the new windows went in really well too. The time and care they took to get the job done correctly is, in my opinion, second to none. Other members of my family have also used this company for their homes and always highly recommend them, now I am highly recommending them as well!
Alistair in Essex Posted on 30/03/2022 , work completed 25/03/2022
Replacement windows
Customer Service
Asked Academy windows to quote for replacement windows. Agreed and windows were put in yesterday what a difference. Good price and they kept us informed of manufacturing status. Chaps arrived on time and placed clean covers on the carpets and furniture. The job was messy but they got on with the prep and installation cleaning up afterwards. Windows fit perfectly and look great. They also dealt with an issue with the patio door and another window whilst on site. Great organisation and execution of job. Never been so happy to part with hard-earned cash. Pleasure dealing with them. We have another bigger job planned so they will be go-to people. Thank you Academy Windows.
Julian in Essex Posted on 12/02/2022 , work completed 11/02/2022
Refused to offer their services to us
We met with Tony in September of 2021 to discuss a conservatory-style extension to our property. Tony was helpful and proceeded to give us a quote. We reviewed this and made some alterations in line with our budget, but when asked questions, as per the suggested article on the citizens advice website regarding liability insurance and terms of the contract, he was unwilling to help and decided that Academy Windows will no longer offer their services and we should look elsewhere for a conservatory. We found this very disappointing and unprofessional. We asked questions that were relevant to our build and did so professionally, and in line with citizens advice. The fact that Academy Windows were not willing to give us vital information about the terms of our potential contract and also the insurance which they hold in case of issues, was alarming. We will now be seeking extension quotes from a more transparent provider.
Customer in Essex Posted on 08/02/2022 (Reviewer did not use service)
The trader replied (on 18/02/2022)
Our reasons for not being able to work for you have been misinterpreted. We did not state that we would not supply you with the documentation that you requested. We tried to communicate to you on many occasions the need for the Building Regulation application to be made before we can move to the next stage of finalising a price, raising a contract, ordering paperwork and supplying any other documentation that you require. You have asked us to complete the above in advance of the Building Regulation approval which we are unable to do.
Excellent job
Customer Service
Jack did an excellent job at fitting our front door. It looks very smart. Everyone’s commented on how well the work’s been completed. Would recommend.
Customer in Surrey Posted on 28/01/2022 , work completed 25/01/2022
Great job very quich response
Customer Service
I rang a 09:05 this morning with a broken window. A new window was manufactured and installed by 15:00 hours the same day. I rate this as first class service. Very many thanks. Bill
Customer in Essex Posted on 19/01/2022 , work completed 19/01/2022
Complete transformation of our cottage!
Customer Service
We can not fault anything about the service we have received from the start. We want to thank Tony, Aran, Richard & Terry for all your help. The fitting went smoothly, both Richard & Terry were lovely and worked really hard. We would recommend this company 100%. Thank you all!
Paula in Essex Posted on 14/10/2021 , work completed 13/10/2021
Quality products, attention to detail and service
Customer Service
Academy has installed a number of windows for us. The quality of the products, the quality of installation and the fact that the installers were a pleasure to have around means that we would happily recommend them. Many thanks to Aran, Liam and Joe.
Customer in Essex Posted on 30/07/2021 , work completed 05/04/2021
Great work
Customer Service
We would like to express our thanks to all the staff at Academy Windows who were involved with the installation of our conservatory roof. A special thank you to Dan and Ryan who were not only very professional in their work but it was also a pleasure to share their company while they were here. Thank you David & Linda Webb
David & Linda Webb in Essex Posted on 26/04/2021 , work completed 23/04/2021
Replacement uPVC windows
Customer Service
We were very pleased with our windows. Academy Windows did an excellent job, the finish was excellent and all completed in the time that was stated. Tony and Aran were very helpful from start to finish. I would strongly recommend this company for replacement windows.
Clare in Essex Posted on 13/02/2021 , work completed 12/02/2021