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★★★★★

“Excellent job”

Written on: 07/12/2014 by Stephanie222 (1 review written)

Our neighbours had all there house fitted out with windows and doors by Force8 in the summer and we were very impressed and so were our neighbours so we decided to check them out for ourselves.we received a very good quote for the quality of windows they offered so decided to proceed.The installers worked very hard and did an excellent job of which we were both delighted.Everybody we dealt with at Force8 from the initial sales chap to a person in the office were a pleasure to deal with and we… Read Full Review

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“Poor service”

Written on: 09/10/2014 by Barnes3 (1 review written)

I received a phone call informing me that the fitter would be late attending as he had to finish a another job. By the afternoon nobody had arrived so I contacted Force 8 to complain. I was then informed that the fitter was to far away from my home to attend that day but he would be with me early the following day. He did arrive the following day to assess the job but then told me his colleague had not turned up for work and therefore could not start the installation. A very poor service… Read Full Review

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“Great job and great staff!”

Written on: 10/09/2014 by AlexandraArranz (1 review written)

I am a first time buyer and never purchased windows and doors before. I was dubious about Force 8 after reading one of the comments on here but I decided to obtain a quote nonetheless. The sales person came to see me and he was really nice, not pushy at all; he gave me time to think about the quote. It happened Force 8's quote was the better value out of the 3 so I ordered a full set of windows and a front composite door with them. I don't generally write reviews but I have decided to on… Read Full Review

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“Great Job”

Written on: 01/09/2014 by Mary-R (1 review written)

Force8 Doors and Windows. Great service, good value for money and also cleaned up afterwards! I Couldn't fault anything they did. Quotes through to install were all done quickly and efficiently - a good variety of frosted window options too. We had a problem with one of the handles which arrived in white rather than chrome, they changed it straight away without any queries..Force8...... We would not think twice about recommending them, definitely worth getting Force8 and their team in to do… Read Full Review

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“excellent all round”

Written on: 02/08/2014 by DamonFagan226 (1 review written)

I had a front door off Force 8 a while ago, and was that please we then had a back door. From the salesman that came round ( and NOT pushy unlike some ! ) to the finest details on the fitting and trimmings of the doors. my mother in law then bought a front door. we have been that pleased we have just ordered a full replacement conservatory, and anyone who would like to see our products and more than welcome ANYTIME just see the sales manager. 10 out of 10 all round… Read Full Review

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“Check with Stockport Trading Standards before buying”

Written on: 26/07/2014 by Kamari20 (1 review written)

The horror stories on this site about Force 8 pretty much resemble mine. I had to take them to court to get my money back for a shoddy composite door they supplied. They tried every delaying tactic in the book to avoid taking responsibility for selling me substandard goods. It took 4 years and cost my insurance company £7.5k. Luckily, I had 'legal' on my contents insurance and, therefore, it only cost me £25 in total. I spoke to Stockport Trading Standards about my dealings with Force 8, and… Read Full Review

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Unhappyjanet's Comment

Written on: 07/08/2014

I've looked on this site as you suggested and there are also some VERY GOOD reviews? Who do we believe?

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Withoutpredjudice's Comment

Written on: 08/08/2014

There are also some atrocious ones. The other double glazing companies don't appear to have the polarised comments that Force 8 do. All you have to do is ring Stockport Trading Standards. They are the ones that have to deal with all the complaints regarding Force 8 and, being Trading Standards, are completely independent.

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Alexandraarranz's Comment

Written on: 10/09/2014

I have recently used force8 and they did a really good job. I'm not sure who this person is but it's not the experience I had.....

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★★★★★

“Very Very Pleased with the service”

Written on: 01/07/2014 by RomeoSpencer (1 review written)

We Had all our windows and back door replaced a good few years ago from normal to Upvc. And the quality is still the same as it was when it was just installed. The People who gave us the quote were very nice and really helpfull so we could exactly get what we want! The price was really good specially with the warranty and service that they offer. They did all the fitting in no time. What i also appreciated is that afterwards there was no mess for us to clean up. I would really recommand them… Read Full Review

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“Very happy with everything”

Written on: 13/06/2014 by MaryGardener (1 review written)

We did what most people do these days and searched over the internet for a local composite doors manufacturer and finally settled for Force8. We made our choice initially based on the fact that they had a showroom locally, a good website and they were friendly when we called them up to book a survey. They turned up when they said they would. They were very professional and not pushy. Their product looked very good and although they were not the cheapest we felt most comfortable with them… Read Full Review

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“5 Star Customer Service - Highly Recommended”

Written on: 03/06/2014 by andrewpuddlesworth (1 review written)

I just stumbled across this website and had to write a comment about the great customer service department. We bought from Force 8 because they were local to us in Hazel Grove, Stockport. So we could go round to the show room and pick the styles and colours we wanted. Once we had decided and ordered our arched front door with side panels we were kept informed by the customer services of the progress. After a couple of days we had a change of heart and decide to change the layout which the… Read Full Review

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“Brilliant Service and Long lasting quality”

Written on: 24/05/2014 by ReneSheridan (1 review written)

I was just surfing through the internet and came across this review page for Force8 and thought I would share the great experience I had with this company. All too many times people just use these pages to complain and I thought I would express how happy we were with the whole dealings we had with them. We had all our doors and windows replaced 12 years ago by Force8 and when we sold up earlier this year to come to Germany everything still looked like brand new! In fact I think having such… Read Full Review

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“Excellent Service - Recommended”

Written on: 23/05/2014 by Elizabeth1976 (1 review written)

We have just had our doors and windows replaced by Force 8 and we are so glad we did. Their installers were very clean and polite and completed the work in no time. We chose Force 8 after much investigations and deliberation and we went round to their show room to look at the quality after being recommended by a close friend. We had an arched door, which was built specially for our home as the opening was not standard. The arch and frame came in one piece without joints, which made for a… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great new roof”

Written on: 21/05/2014 by Darius278 (1 review written)

We used Force8 some 18years ago when we had our old windows replaced with new Upvc windows and doors.They did a very good job and the windows are still perfect so we thought we would consider them to replace the polycarbonate plastic roof on our Upvc conservatory (which a national company did and not to a very good standard 9 years ago) We asked Force8 plus 2 other local companies to quote for the job.The surveyor from Force8 came round and new exactly what he was talking about and also showed… Read Full Review

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“Wonderful Service”

Written on: 21/05/2014 by teganfudge (1 review written)

We have used Force8 on two occasions. The first to supply a new front door and surrounding frame and secondly to supply window frames at the back of the house. From ordering the door and windows through to the fitting the staff were really helpful. The fitters worked exceptionally hard and quickly and when the job was finished they tidied everything away and then wiped all the windows and frames down. The job was faultless and we are exceptionally pleased with the company's service, we have… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Shambolic service”

Written on: 22/04/2014 by ForceEightSuck (1 review written)

Up until our order was place, the service was polite and helpful. Was told that delivery would be 5 weeks and that we would get a call to let us know when the door would arrive. Two weeks later without any notification the door turns up. The deliver man was on his own and couldnt unload the door, so my wife had to help him unload. When we unpacked the door, we discovered that the frame was completely smashed. Force8 made up another frame, but left me to remove all the old keep plates and… Read Full Review

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Steveparky's Response to ForceEightSuck's Review

Written on: 20/05/2014

I used to work for Force 8 and I must say I thought they always did a good job. There is always the odd job that falls through the net.

You need to put things in to perspective. In the 25 years in business they have made and sold about 280,000 units, doors and windows.

That's almost a third of a million!

And on this site out of 20 reviews there are 11 negative, of which probably half of those are their competitors playing games... The comments are added anonymously.. so who can prove the claims? So lets say 6 are genuine complaints out of 280,000 jobs... That's about 0.000021% complaint rate!

They look like pretty good statistics to me.

One of the problems is that some "domestic buyers" pretend to be trade to get a better discount and then don't really know what they are doing or it is a big problem to replace parts if the courier damages them (which unfortunately does happen)

Nobody is without mud on the internet... not even THIS WEBSITE (www.reviewcentre.com) has 144 reviews about it... and 47% of those comments are negative. Search Review Centre in the search bar above.

A window and door company that has been in business for 25 years must be doing something right...

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Withoutpredjudice's reply to Steveparky's Comment

Written on: 11/07/2014

Take no notice of this rather suspicious "former employee". I have also found out that, if you have a problem with Force 8, they will go to extreme lengths to avoid sorting it out. And, because of this, to day (11.7.2014) they have a CCJ against them because they supplied a faulty door and spent nearly 4 years using a variety of bully boy tactics to avoid paying me. They are also well known to their local Trading Standards for their shoddy goods and service. This story pretty much mirrors mine. Luckily, I have Legal on my contents insurance. To get my money back, it only cost me £25. However, the actual cost ran into several thousand. Their door is now chipping, fading and looks bloody awful. The CCJ is due to be lifted as they have - at last - finally paid me. Trading Standards are very interested in the outcome of this, so i will be sending them the details of my ordeal. Like the gentleman said: "Do yourself a favour and go elsewhere!".

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Written on: 11/07/2014

Take no notice of this rather suspicious "former employee". I have also found out that, if you have a problem with Force 8, they will go to extreme lengths to avoid sorting it out. And, because of this, to day (11.7.2014) they have a CCJ against them because they supplied a faulty door and spent nearly 4 years using a variety of bully boy tactics to avoid paying me. They are also well known to their local Trading Standards for their shoddy goods and service. This story pretty much mirrors mine. Luckily, I have Legal on my contents insurance. To get my money back, it only cost me £25. However, the actual cost ran into several thousand. Their door is now chipping, fading and looks bloody awful. The CCJ is due to be lifted as they have - at last - finally paid me. Trading Standards are very interested in the outcome of this, so i will be sending them the details of my ordeal. Like the gentleman said: "Do yourself a favour and go elsewhere!".

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★☆☆☆☆

“just had a new window fitted friday. the fitter turned...”

Written on: 14/04/2014 by 241Doherty (1 review written)

just had a new window fitted friday. the fitter turned up with no ladders and clambered over porcelain sink standind in bath to get to the window. He through the old frame down a slopping roof to the floor outside- clad I was not standing there!. The window does not fit half outside sil missing leaving hole in wall, copious amount of mortar knock out around window and no attempt to repair. I now have 2 out of broken tiles in the bathroom on the window shelt and a dislodged shelf like mount… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great service throughout the whole process! ”

Written on: 09/02/2014 by happy26101976 (1 review written)

I ordered my door before Christmas and was told straight away that unfortunately I had ordered to late and it couldn't be fitted I was given a date at the end of Jan. The fitters were on time(8:00am) very clean and tidy and did an excellent job. There was a slight issue with the colour of the furniture and all it took was one phone call and someone was there and rectified the problem. All I can say is great service and I will recommend to anybody who needs there products. … Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“No customer service at all”

Written on: 01/10/2012 by Mr_Angry (1 review written)

What a terrible company. We wanted a new door and windows. Emails were ignored, phone calls were never returned despite their promises, high street shops are closed when they tell you they're open... Force8 is one of the reasons why so many people don't trust double-glazing companies. A perfect example of a flashy website disguising a bunch of amateurs. I would not trust them to wash my windows, let alone install any… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“composite door”

Written on: 20/09/2012 by elainepeters (1 review written)

Fantastic just the same as the picture, i love it, delivered exactly on time. Pleasant delivery man, pleasant on the phone and i had been told i would not get a composite door made in less than three weeks, Force eight made and delivered in a week well done… Read Full Review

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“Force 8 a force to be reckoned with.”

Written on: 04/08/2012 by butterworth27 (1 review written)

I have fitted many windows and doors in my time. Force 8 seem to use quality (70mm profile from the veka range)products. High standard argon filled glass units. The seal where of a superior quality than other top leading suppliers of which two I have worked for. Their staff where courteous throughout the purchase of a Rosewood/white composite door. One small oversight was the door handle the driver was exceedingly polite and professional he contacted base and the next day the replacement… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“good image , but bad reality”

Written on: 21/06/2012 by starry246 (1 review written)

i paid upfront ( credit card) , and ordered a supply only composite front door in an arched frame with side panels, called a combination unit. Force8 are all over the net for arched frames/composite doors, and their website, products in the showrooms looked good. It was such a palava, to get the order done, they made lots of basic errors on the order form, several times, the final version came but that too was wrong ( deliberately ? ) it took ages getting it corrected. Next the door finally… Read Full Review

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