I'm looking to replace some windows in my home (wooden frames).
Any recommendations for companies in the Brussels area (Auderghem) - more so any companies to avoid?
I have had new windows put in to two apartments, front and back, by Abihome on Chaussee d'Haecht. I was very pleased with the sales team, installation and in one case where a small follow-up job was necessary. Highly recommended.
How are the waiting times when you order?
@ BruceM Did you have many quotes? How did Abihome compare on prices?
Thanks for the feedback ;-)
For a truly competitive price with proper, clean reliable craftsmanship, I would contact Alex- he has contacts as an architect with a window maker working on things from artisan boutiques in wood (sash windows etc.) to larger projects as well.
Call him at +32 491 10 98 01
Try VELUX they have great windows and frames.https://www.veluxshop.be/nl/
I purchased mine more than two decades ago and I have never had any problems. No worries, no troubles. Great value and money worth spent.
With regard to the question above, the first time I had windows replaced I got estimates from several firms before going with Abihome. For the second apartment I went directly to Abihome. The wait time will likely be several weeks as they have to come to your home to measure the windows as they are manufactured just for your home. One thing that I forgot to mention is that there was a "prime" offered by the government for replacing old windows with new and more efficient ones. Abihome did all of the paperwork for this and I simply handed it in for reimbursement.
I must admit I already contacted several companies for quotes and only ABIHOME have replied so far (since a week). Afraid this is a typical response from Belgian contractors I've experienced before - you don't get a response in many cases, i just don't understand it!
What made you choose ABIHOME in the end?
I think what made me decide on Abihome was a combination of things. 1. The price. 2. The reception I received when I visited the showroom and talked with the sales director, Mr. Martigny 3. The good feeling I had about the quality of the windows they proposed to install.
After the first installation it was also the work of the secretary who did the paperwork for me to receive the government "prime". My French is reasonable but she saved me a lot of time because she was very familiar with the papers required. If I were installing new windows again I would probably go back to Abihome without bothering to consult other companies. They are professionals and in my opinion provide a customer service which doesn't exist in many other companies.
Thanks again BruceM - appreciate your feedback!
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