I invited this company into my home even after they kept asking if my husband would be present during the quote. If my husband phoned up would they want his wife present???? During the measuring process the sales rep said to me "I hope you can afford this", I felt like saying if you don't think I can pay why bother making the appointment and coming round? This is my purchase with my money out of my bank account and yet they kept referring to my husband throughout the time in my home. When he worked the price out I told him that I though he was rude suggesting that I can't afford the windows and doors, even though he knew nothing of my financial position. Very sexist view in an age when women DO have the vote (thank you Emily) and we also work have bank accounts and MAKE BIG DECISIONS!!!! Even for a woman! Not impressed!!!!! How rude!
I had a salesman come around and measure up for soffits and facias. The original price he plucked was over £11,000... this seems high for the work needed. After showing no interest in moving forward with the quote, and also having no interest in their complex finance package (which the salesman heavily tried to get me to sign up for there and then) he made a call to the office and for some reason explained the benefits to the man on the phone... I guess he was hoping i'd suddenly change my mind. The price suddenly came down to £4500, but only if I signed up for the finance package there and then.
I'd recommend caution if getting a quote from Zenith, the first price given almost seems to be plucked out the sky. T
I wouldn't use Zenith if they were the last company in England. A door to door Zenith rep visited our house and said there was a government grant that would give money off our a double glazing installation. A visit from a rep was scheduled for that evening. It turned out there was no government grant, this was Zenith's first of many lies. The salesman went on at length with a dodgy sales pitch, I told him I wanted him to measure up and provide a quote but he insisted on following his sales script. The sales pitch included several more blatant lies and many more exaggerations. After two hours he still had not begun to measure up so I told him to leave, he stalled and stalled for another 30 minutes, despite me repeatedly telling him to go so I picked up his case and put it outside. I told him to leave or I would call the police and he left. Since then we have besieged by nuisance calls from Zenith, up to 3 times an hour. This is causing distress and annoyance to our family. Each time I politely tell the sales rep to never call again -today the sales caller from Zenith had the audacity to call me rude and hung up after I very politely told her not to call again. I was called again an hour later. I have reported Zenith to the TPS and recommend anyone else plagued by this dodgy company to do the same. I have since had a quote with a local company and they were a pleasure to deal with - no nonsense, no sales BS, no harrassment. Zenith - AVOID AVOID AVOID
Last week I was telephoned by someone from Zenith Home Improvements. On asking the person why they hadn't consulted the TPS list, they accused me of being rude. I asked for my name to be removed from their list. About half an hour later I received another call from this company (a different person); a similar conversation ensued. Today I received yet another cold call from them.
I am reporting this company to the TPS. They have succeeded in ensuring that I shall never do business with them should I need the services of a home improvements company in the future.
On letting a Zenith representative in to discuss repair of a window previously badly fitted by them. Was quoted £2000 but was obvious he was trying to get us to replace all of our windows. On being told he was wasting his and our time, he still kept trying to persuade us that we needed to have a quote. Eventually had to put his briefcase on the doorstep to make him leave.
I was phoned 2 times and told that it was not a sales call. Then I was phonesd for a third time and badgered into aggreeing to a "free" quotation for a new front door as Zennith had a "Consultant" in our area. I was lead to believe that this would be a quick and painless exercise....
The quotation took the best part of 2 hours, even though my wife pointed out that we were rapidly runing out of time and patience. Eventially I was presented with the quote which was extortionate! Their quote for a front door was twcie the amount I paid to have bi-folding patio doors fitted to the back of the house. £4200 (before discount) for replacing a wooden door with uPVC is a joke - this requires less than one days labour so the profit margins must be huge.
The "consultant" insisted in waffling on about windows even though he could clearly see that they have been replaced within the last couple of years. Quoting for a door shold of been a case of :
1: Measure Door 2: Present choices available 3: Provide cost
The consultant from Zenith's approach was: 1: Talk about local shops / sport centres/ bus soutes etc 2: Talk about warranty and how great their other products (that I had no interest in) are 3: Talk about their warranty 4: Talk about some local shop discount card 5: Talk about how they have a higher percentage of satisfied customers that Apple (really I doubt this very much) 6: Slag off any local builders or companies 7: Show examples of local company adverts and state they are misleading (they were probably made up by Zenith) 8: Give some scare stories about how dodgy local companies are 9: Hand over a peice of paper with the shockingly high quote, stating that it is valid for 2 years 10: Phone his boss (probably his mother) and negotiate a "discount" 11: Knock about 20% off the quote and state that price is only valid for the next 10 minutes 12: Slag off local companies some more 13: Give a hard luck story about having to drive 40 miles especially to the quotation (I was told he was already in the area!) 14: Accept that today there will not be any money changing hands, and demand the written 2 year quote is returned. 15: Finally leave
AT NO POINT WAS I SHOWN ANY PHOTOGRAPHS OF DOORS!
Moral - never let this buch of high pressure jokers with 100m of your property!
We had Zenith to install our windows including a 12ft bow window on the lounge. The engineers arrived promptly and fitted all the windows in a day. The level of service was second to none and they cleaned up as they went, even mindful of the plants in my garden. They took all of the old widows away, and asked if everything was to our satisfaction before they left. I would recommend them to anyone.
The products only took a couple of weeks to manufacture following the survey, and were then installed quickly and efficiently with very little disruption. The installers were friendly and polite and left the house as tidy as they found it. The windows and doors look absolutely beautiful, I cannot imagine that they could look any better. We chose the white Georgian design, and my daughter says that it looks like a dolls house! The quality and workmanship is outstanding and I would have no hesitation in recommending Zenith to anyone considering home improvements.