Elliot’s Windows, the forerunner of Ellwood Ltd, was started in Cheltenham in 1987 by Chris Elliott. In 2001, the company changed ownership when Chris retired from the business and the company adopted a new name – now known as Ellwood Windows and Conservatories Limited”. Many of those original manufacturing methods and techniques are still in use today and the company takes advantage of this time tested knowledge stretching back some 28 years. Indeed the current company still employs craftsmen who have worked here for many years across both owners. In November 2007 the company relocated to its current site at Fiddington near Tewkesbury as the old Cheltenham site was earmarked for redevelopment into commercial offices/flats and a new homes scheme.
Our philosophy is simple and straightforward and very different to a lot of companies operating in the double Glazing Industry. We aim for total fairness and flexibility and have never employed high pressure selling tactics. Many potential customers are wary about inviting the so called direct selling salesmen into their homes and often with good reason. Our approach is somewhat refreshing in that we advise and provide total non obligatory quotations in a low key, practical approach for windows, doors or conservatories and leave the client to consider whether they wish to order or not. We do not load quotations with extra cost to then magically offer “Summer, Autumn, Spring and Winter promotions”, “sale now on”, “BOGOF – buy one get one free, get the back of your house free when you buy the front windows from us”, or any other marketing hype promises! Neither do we concoct a sale based on “sign the contract today and get special pricing”. Once we’ve provided the quotation we leave you totally alone. There are no annoying sales follow up calls or badgering. The pricing is not falsely loaded so that wonderful discounts can then be offered. It is given at the lowest price we can achieve at the quotation stage, A 10 year insurance backed warranty is offered as standard with a lower cost optional one year manufacturer’s warranty being also available.
Ellwood not only provides services for its own direct” or domestic customers but is also happy to deal will the trade such as builders, architects, project managers or. we will even assist with DIY projects where in all cases we manufacture the goods but often don’t fit or install the items ourselves.
Ellwood is a fully FENSA registered member membership 13252) and once any installation is completed by us we register your re obliged to do so and who from time to time will randomly check and inspect installations. Note the certification is the responsibility of the installer and not the manufacturer and so if you or your builder install then we cannot do the FENSA or building regulations registration. All our installations comply with the Latest Legislation covering Building Regulations Document “L” and fire escape regulations for example.
Most of our products are manufactured using hardwood Red Grandis or Sapele although we also supply and fit uPVC (WHS Halo), aluminium and GRP composite door products. We do not manufacture or supply any softwood products.