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Monthly: October 2012

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Trade Windows (Derby) Ltd has become the first installer of replacement windows, doors and conservatories in Derby to be officially approved by Derby City Council Trading Standards via its ‘Buy with Confidence’ scheme.

The company, which has been manufacturing and installing PVCu windows, doors and conservatories for almost 20 years, has become the first in its industry to be granted membership to the new Trading Standards initiative, which was launched on 3 October.

The Buy with Confidence scheme forms part of a nationally recognised Trading Standards initiative, which aims to establish high standards of trading and provide local consumers with a reliable source of trustworthy local businesses vetted and approved by Trading Standards.

Ian Johnson, Senior Trading Standards officer from Derby Trading Standards commented:

“Membership of the ‘Buy with Confidence’ scheme is not granted lightly. Each applicant will have its complaints history reviewed and will receive a visit from Trading Standards.

“Good references are required from previous customers and applicants must agree to abide by the scheme’s code of conduct, which requires them to follow the letter and spirit of the law.

“We were highly encouraged by the positive reaction from Trade Windows’ customers when conducting our audit phase of the approval process. The general consensus was that Trade Windows has a real ‘above and beyond’ attitude, which makes it an ideal company to join our ‘Buy with Confidence’ scheme,” added Ian.

In order to become a Buy With Confidence member, a business must pass a set of tailored background checks. Only if all the scheme requirements are met will a business be granted membership and their conduct will continue to be monitored thereafter.

Consumers who buy from a Buy with Confidence member have the peace of mind that they are dealing with a reliable and trustworthy local business that has been approved by Trading Standards and operates in a legal, honest and fair way.

John Brocklehurst, managing director at Trade Windows, added:

“Trade Windows has always had its customers at the heart of its business and over the years has won numerous local and national awards for customer excellence.

“I am not surprised that we are the first company in the replacement door and window industry in Derby to be accredited by Trading Standards via this scheme.

“We will continue to offer out customers the highest levels of service, so they can continue to ‘buy with confidence’,” added John.

An up-to-date list of members businesses, can be found by visiting the Buy with Confidence website at www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk

Garage Conversions

We are always looking to offer our customers a greater choice of products and have now launched a new division dedicated to garage conversions.

Garage conversions provide a cheaper and easier way for homeowners to add extra square footage to their property and provide a contemporary alternative to standard conversions.

Providing they comply with building regulations, garage conversions can increase a home’s living space by transforming the existing garage from a storage area into an additional room within the property, without the time and expense normally associated with building an extension.

We will oversee all planning matters and adherence to building regulations as part of our Total Project Management Service.

Contact the technical team on 01332 755551 for further details.


Our construction division can also create the home extension you’ve always dreamed of. If you need more living space but don’t want the hassle or the expense of moving home, an extension might be the perfect solution for you.

Every extension is custom-designed to complement the age and style of your property and will create the additional space you need to really transform your home.

Office, playroom, dining room, or chill-out area… the choice is endless.

We will oversee all planning matters and adherence to building regulations as part of our Total Project Management Service.

Contact the technical team on 01332 755551 for further details.


Put the finishing touches to your home with our exclusive range of roofline products.

Maintenance will be a thing of the past with Tradeflow, our high capacity aluminium guttering system, available exclusively from Trade Windows.

This coated aluminium gutter is one of the most effective on the market. It is available in a variety of colours, which are guaranteed not to fade.

We also supply a range of other exclusive roofline products, which will put the finishing touches to your home.

Combine our aluminium guttering system with PVCu fascia boards, soffit and decorative shiplap for a completely maintenance free system.

No more climbing ladders to refurbish old paintwork and no more damage to the fabric of your home from leaking gutters!

Company History

Trade Windows Derby was founded in 1993 and since then has expanded to become the region’s largest and most successful manufacturer and installer of replacement windows, doors, conservatories and roofline products, as well as extensions and garage conversions.

A visit to our showroom is a relaxed affair – visit Trade Street, where you’ll find a row of full size brick-built houses, each fitted with different styles of doors, windows and specially designed interiors to show our products in the most realistic settings.

You don’t need a home survey to be able to get a quote. Just bring your rough measurements into the showroom and we will give you a quote on-the-spot.

Trade Windows fits more replacement windows, doors and conservatories in Derby and the surrounding areas than any other company and are proud to say that more than 80% of our business is generated from the recommendations of the thousands of satisfied customers that are keen to sing our praises.

Contemporary Orangeries

The latest contemporary orangeries are now available from Trade Windows.

Orangeries have become a popular addition to our extensive range of PVCu windows, doors and conservatories.

There’s one subtle difference between an orangery and a standard conservatory –conservatories have walls constructed entirely of glass, whilst an orangery has side elevations constructed partly from hardwood or stone, which means less glass and PVCu frames.

And with their glazed roofs, orangeries combine the looks of a conventional extension with the light and airy feel of a conservatory.

Our new range of orangeries provides a modern and alternative to an extension or conservatory and will provide an attractive addition to any home.


If you’ve always wanted to add a touch of originality and extra space to your home, but thought a conservatory was out of your price range, think again!

A Trade Conservatory is a cost-effective way of gaining an additional room without any of the hassle or the expense of moving.

All Trade Conservatories feature a strong aluminium roof capped in PVCu, with the choice of toughened glass or polycarbonate with fully reinforced frames and a shoot-bolt locking system. Hinge protectors and internal glazing also come as standard.

As well as giving you hundreds of hours of enjoyment, it will add value to your home too. Our conservatories are purpose-designed to suit your home and there’s an endless choice of designs, from Victorian and Georgian to lean-to’s and more contemporary styles.

Choose a Trade Conservatory and you will also benefit from our Total Project Management service. We provide you with a detailed schedule of works, together with CAD drawings, then manage all the various stages of work on your behalf – from builders and window installers, to plumbers, tilers and electricians.

All you have to do is sit back and look forward to enjoying your new conservatory!

Customer Pledge

When you choose Trade Windows, you can rest assured that you are dealing with a company you can trust to supply quality PVCu replacement windows, doors and conservatories at competitive prices, backed by the highest possible standards of service.

Over the years we have established a reputation for our commitment to customer care and are one of the most customer focused organisations you’ll find in the industry.

We work hard to make sure that every customer receives the best possible service – starting with their initial enquiry and visit to the showroom, through to the survey, the installation itself and after-sales service.

We only employ salaried sales staff and don’t pay commission – which means no high-pressure sales techniques. We never ask for a deposit and only ask for payment when an installation has been completed to your satisfaction.

Trade Windows (Derby) Ltd is the first installer of replacement windows, doors and conservatories in Derby to be officially approved by Derby City Council Trading Standards via its ‘Buy with Confidence’ scheme.

Where We Work

We install our extensive product range into homes and businesses across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire.