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Frames Conservatories Direct Ltd -Independent Network Installer

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4.9

39 Reviews

Opening Hours
Today - 09:00–16:30
  • Monday 09:00–16:30
  • Tuesday 09:00–16:30
  • Wednesday 09:00–16:30
  • Thursday 09:00–16:30
  • Friday 09:00–16:30
  • Saturday 10:00–16:30
  • Sunday - Closed

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About

Frames Conservatories Direct are a family run business, trading in Bury St Edmunds since 2001. We install throughout East Anglia and have showrooms in both Bury St Edmunds and Ely.

We are a bit different to most of our competitors - we don't employ hard-sell, pressure techniques.  Customers come to us with a need for home-improvement (which could be windows, doors, a conservatory, exterior cladding, a brick-built extension or, a garage or loft conversion etc.) we talk through the options with them before giving them a price.
 
Our fitting teams are all employed by us and are polite, professional and efficient and receive great feedback from our customers.  Every fitter is qualified to NVQ Level 2.

We are proud of the repeat business we get from customers and we are one of the few installers in the area who have a BSi Kitemark for Window Installation.

We have three showrooms for you to visit so you can try products before you buy them.

In addition we are now an approved Ultraframe Installer.

What we do

  • Glaziers

    • Aluminium Windows
    • Double glazed units
    • Double glazing installation
    • Double glazing repair
    • Replacement window services and repairs
    • Sash windows
    • Timber windows
    • Triple Glazing
    • UPVC Windows
  • Double glazing

    • Double glazing installation
    • Double glazing repairs
    • Double glazing suppliers
  • Doors

    • ​Aluminium doors
    • Bi-fold doors
    • Composite doors
    • Door repairs
    • Fire doors
    • French doors
    • Front door
    • Orangeries
    • Patio doors
    • Timber doors
    • UPVC doors
  • Canopies

  • Builders

  • Roofers

  • More Services

    • orangeries
    • cladding
    • awnings
    • porches
    • conservatory roof

Customer reviews

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4.9
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New patio doors
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We had a large window fitted a couple of years ago by Frames Conservatories Direct, and were very happy with the service, the quote and the quality of the product. When our ancient patio door literally fell apart recently it was a no-brainer to ask them to fit a replacement, and absolutely no surprise that the service from start to finish was excellent, nor that we are once again very happy with the cost and the end result. We would definitely recommend them, and when finances allow will certainly use them again ourselves.
Jim in Suffolk Posted on 17/11/2020 , work completed 22/09/2020
Mrs M Smith
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After a considerable amount of thought I decided to have a conservatory I had several quotes and decided to choose Frames Conservatories Direct what they offered seemed far superior to the other quotes, I was more than pleased with their work, every tradesman that arrived done a brilliant job they were really skilled at their trade, were always polite, clean and tidy in fact they came here as workmen and left almost like friends I would highly recommend them to any other person ten out of ten.
Customer in Suffolk Posted on 10/11/2020 , work completed 16/05/2020
First class service from start to finish
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Frames Conservatories Direct replaced a cheap 20 year old Wickes conservatory that was falling apart with a far superior, quality conservatory that should last a lifetime. From the first visit by the salesman to the electrician wiring the roof vent, everything was completed professionally, on time and with great communications. We had quotations from three companies including one of the nationals, and FCD stood out by a country mile. I am happy to highly recommend FCD to anyone considering their products.
Customer in Suffolk Posted on 23/09/2020 , work completed 20/08/2020
Job well done
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The whole process from choosing the frames through to installation was carried out well. No high pressure salesmanship, just a visit to the showroom (specially arranged shortly the lockdown ended). The installation team were polite and careful and worked hard to produce a really nice job. Several people walking past the house have said how good the windows look.
Customer in Cambridgeshire Posted on 10/09/2020 , work completed 08/09/2020
Falsely promised to grab our custom and then withdrew from the contract after stringing us along for a month and half
Prompt phone calls and email correspondence before we signed a contract with them. Once the contract was signed to build an orangery, we never heard from them until we made umpteen calls/emails to check when a surveyor would visit. (surveyors visit was promised within 2 weeks of signing the contract which was 7th July) On 21st August we are told that we are in the system and our contract has been cleared in the review (how did they quote and get us to sign a contract without vetting the pricing). Blamed it on COVID and after a month and half tell us it financially unviable? Would it not have been vetted before quoting? Even if they did realise after... had they informed us 10 days after signing we could have moved ahead with other vendors we had shortlisted. Now we have lost time from 7th July to 29th August and have to start all over again. Everytime we tried calling the office we were promised to get a call back but none of that happened. Extremely shocking at the unprofessional manner in which they have behaved. They did refund our deposit but again when we asked to cancel our finance option and we had to go back and forth to get them to do it. There seems to be a disconnect between the sales team and the actual operations of the company. Systems don’t seem to be in place. Absolutely shocking considering the high rating they have. Not even an email to explain or cancel the contract. Just a text message from the salesperson who priced it.
Customer in Cambridgeshire Posted on 04/09/2020 (Reviewer did not use service)
The trader replied (on 03/11/2020)
Hi, I'm sorry you have not experienced our normal high level of service, we have tried to locate your file on our system but can not find a cancelled contract for the date range you are suggesting, which is odd as we have very few cancelled contracts. Are you sure that it was Frames Conservatories Direct? We ask because we don't cancel contracts by text message and we do not take deposits. But to put your mind at rest, we do have an internal process to ensure what has been sold is achievable and viable. Our sales team are highly skilled and trained to look out for possible difficulties but they are not building control inspectors or structural engineers. Once a complex order is taken we do a lot of work behind the scenes making sure that there is nothing hidden that will prevent us from completing the contract. One thing we do not do is put our customers in a locked-in position where we knowingly start a project and then look to increase the price during the works. Orangeries are beautiful spaces to enjoy but they can come with some complexities, 99.9% of the time we can overcome them without any problems, occasionally though there are things that we need to do that could make a contract non-viable, we would have discussed this with you at length before it was cancelled. With regard to this particular contract, please send us some further details and if it was us we will gladly look into it for you and provide you with a full and frank explanation as to why it happened.
Replace Existing Consevatory
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This was a complex operation which required the removing of an existing conservatory, digging out the existing reinforced concrete foundations, then pile-driving to support new foundations and laying a reinforced concrete raft before erecting the new conservatory. The work was interrupted by the lock down but luckily the external structure was completed the day before it started. Following the lockdown the work continued slightly slower due to the availability of materials. The budget and staged payment schedule was exactly as agreed. I cannot fault the workmanship of all involved from ground work to completion. The quality of work was first class and carried out with enthusiasm and pride in their work. I have no hesitation in recommending Frames and Conservatories Direct.
Customer in Suffolk Posted on 26/08/2020 , work completed 13/08/2020
Good kit, good job done
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We had 6 widows and some French door replaced, the new windows are just excellent and the installation, done soon after lockdown lifted, was done very efficiently. Very pleased with the value for money, the kit installed and the installers work
Customer in Suffolk Posted on 08/07/2020 , work completed 25/06/2020
Excellent Work
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I had my front door replaced with a side door panel and toplight. The workers were fast, knowledgeable, courteous, and friendly. I am so very pleased with the installation. The amount of sunshine that floods through is so pleasurable. I could not stop looking at it. I am glad I had this work done with Frames Conservatories Direct and would definitely recommend them. Absolutely wonderful!
Customer in Suffolk Posted on 30/06/2020 , work completed 12/02/2020
Worth supporting this local business - would highly recommend them
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Wish we had replaced our conservatory roof years ago but thought it would be too expensive. Great to have a local company who have made our conservatory into a lovely room with quality work which was value for money. They carried out the work efficiently and with minimal disruption to us. Very pleased with the finished product.
Customer in Suffolk Posted on 11/06/2020 , work completed 28/02/2020
New windows and French doors at our bowls club
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The work was started on the day they agreed with us and finished on time, the standard of work was very high, and the quality of the windows and doors excellent.
Customer in Cambridgeshire Posted on 03/06/2020 , work completed 22/01/2020