Do not be conned by window and door scrappage schemes

Double glazing companies that run advertising campaigns implying there is a government window scrappage scheme are sadly lying.

The view of the double glazing blogger, the Renegade Conservatory Guy brings into question whether this claim is true into question. Following is the response from Renegade Conservatory Guy on his blog to valid a question from Emma who says she is looking for replacement double glazing:

“Hi Emma, The real Window Scrappage Scheme has been proposed to the Government through a petition on the Number 10 Downing Street website, but as yet there is no official scheme unless Government policy changes.” (Renegade Conservatory Guy)

Several double glazing companies claim to offer their own window scrappage scheme, with an offer that implies those who take it up will somehow be paid money for their windows, or get a better deal than other clients who wish to replace their windows and/or doors. These are simply re-packaged marketing schemes aimed to get customers to place an order with them, rather than with companies who are not being as uneconomical with the truth as they are. These scrappage schemes simply give the buyer similar discounts to those they would have been offered anyway, especially if the first “offer” was rejected as too high.  

Under “unofficial” window scrappage schemes, potential customers are appearing to being offered “up to £2,000 off” as an example, but as there is no retail price list, and the fact that “minimum order values apply”, it is of course a marketing gimmick, rather than a genuine subsidy.

Hazlemere Window Company would love there to be a government “National Window Scrappage Scheme”, so consequently Hazlemere Group actively supports the Glass and Glazing Federations lobbying to Number 10 Downing Street on the subject.

So if you are considering replacing any windows and/or doors, please don’t be conned into believing there is a government national window scrappage scheme, as sadly at present there is not, or indeed by other marketing ploys. Hopefully the government will bring one in or at least reduce VAT on replacement windows and doors and see the electoral, energy saving and environmental benefits in assisting property owners to improve UK housing.Sash Windows


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