Everest is celebrating its 50 year anniversary, and as part of this celebration I was invited to a picnic and to see some of the new products that they had to offer. I think we all know that they offer conservatories, doors and windows, but they also make and fit garage doors, flat roofs and driveways. They are always looking at ways to improve their products, whether it is the look or the technology behind them.
I get invited to lots of events, this year has been incredibly busy so far. Usually they are in London and at plush hired venues, and these are great but it was whole different experience when I went to the Everest event last week. I think when you meet a company on its own turf, so to speak, you really get a true idea of where they are coming from. I think this was definitely the case when I met the Everest team. It was actually at the Everest Training Center in St Albans, which was a great place to meet up. Informal with different spaces throughout, which showcased the various products that they specialise in. It really was a great way to really understand what the company and its employees represent.
We chatted about the changes that the core window industry is seeing, and how they were not only adapting to those changes, but considered themselves leaders in this. I went away thinking this company really prides itself on its customer service, excellence of products and innovation.
A big change in the industry was the increase in people wanting aluminium conservatories, windows and doors. Choosing Aluminium windows from Everest, means that you receive a lifetime guarantee on the glazing unit, and a 25 year guarantee on the colour and finish of the unit. A real premium product that combines their knowledge and craftsmanship together with the customers need to use modern sleek and stylish materials.
They have always led the way when it came to WER (Window Energy Rating) ratings and this year they have gotten even better as they has redesigned the product range of double and triple glazing units. Meaning that the customers will be saving money on their heating bills and having benefits of noise reduction.
New Timber Range
They have found a more improved wood for the windows and doors. Jointed Laminate Redwood, is the soft wood product and the Hardwood is Red Grandis (FSC). Choosing wood that is laminated in this way (see the above example) means that the finished products are more stable and resistant twisting, the softwood also has fewer knots, something they have listened to their customers concerns over. They’ve also reviewed the pain colours that these timber frames come in, and introduced more modern greys and green to the range.
They have also reviewed the PVC products, moving away from the traditional 3 chambers that are usually found within these frames to 5. Seems like a small change, but this has again great effected the warmth and efficiency of the windows as a whole.
I walked away thinking this is a company that really knows its customer base, and wants to move with forward striving to offer the best. It cares about its customers and from the ground up wants to deliver a high quality product, that their customers will love.
I would definitely feel confident using them, in fact I couldn’t keep my eyes of the door designs that they offer, as this is definitely something we are looking at doing soon.
Thank you to the Everest Team for making me feel welcome, and here’s to the next 50 years!