The History Behind Ideal Window Solutions

Growing year on year since 1996, we have developed into the ‘go-to’ family-run glazing experts for Hampshire and the surrounding areas. As well as offering reliable home improvement installations for over 20 years, we have firm roots in the commercial, self build and new build sectors. Our attentive customer service and extensive local knowledge, as well as brilliant product offering & installations, is the reason our Checkatrade score is so high, with over 2500 reviews!

 

The history of Ideal Window Solutions

1996

Ideal Window Solutions Established

Ideal Window Solutions was formed in 1996 by Chris Palmer, and we've been supplying and installing quality uPVC, timber and aluminium double glazed windows, doors and conservatories ever since.

1998

The business was incorporated

We became a Limited company!

1999

We moved into premises in Anjou Crescent, Fareham

2000

Secured our first new build order from Berkeley Homes

Renowned building developing firm, Berkeley Homes, chooses IWS as their glazing partner for a new housing development.

2003

Moved into new larger premises in Fareham

2006

The IWS team celebrate a decade of trading.

2010

IWS acquires a DGCOS Founding Membership

The Double Glazing and Conservatory Scheme (DGCOS) began in 2010 to primarily protect consumers against cowboy builders, specifically for the glazing industry. DGCOS founding membership instils confidence that we are a reputable trader that adheres to strict ethical sales practices, whilst delivering quality workmanship and excellent customer service.

2010

Chichester showroom launch

We gained a new showroom in prime location opposite a major car park and market in Chichester, perfect for all our local residents.

2012

Thom Emerson joins the IWS team

Reflecting the company’s ambitions for further growth, Thom Emerson came on board as a business partner in 2012. Thom had previously worked as Group Marketing Director at MASCO UK Window Group; the UK’s largest manufacturer of uPVC windows and doors. With our roots firmly set in the commercial and new-build sectors, this is the start of expanding our reputation within the domestic sectors.

2014

Head Office relocation & Fareham showroom opening

2014 was a landmark year for the IWS team. Moving to a new Head Office in January 2014, the move was closely followed with the launch of our substantial Fareham showroom on May 31st. The Unity Building Fort Fareham is Hampshire’s largest indoor home improvement showroom of its kind and continues to wow our visitors.

2015

Chichester showroom refurbishment

We refurbished the showroom to showcase even more of our highly sought-after popular coloured products, bifold doors, and a products that also suit conservation areas like our vertical sliders.

2016

The IWS team celebrate two decades of trading.

2017

Park Gate showroom launch

Serving Basingstoke, Southampton, Winchester, Portsmouth, Hampshire and the surrounding areas

Ideally located in thriving Fareham, historic Chichester and the south-coast city of Southampton, whether you have a firm idea in mind or you’re still not quite sure, our three extensive showrooms provide valuable inspiration that’s second to none. Open 6 days a week, 10am-5pm, an array of beautiful products, a welcoming atmosphere and a professional, friendly and knowledgeable team await your arrival!

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Our latest reviews

First class

The quality of the product and workmanship is of the highest quality. Well done Ideal Window Solutions Ltd. First class.

10 /10

Job was perfect

Everything about the two men who came was superb. They were punctual, friendly and experienced. Their workmanship was excellent. Their finished job was perfect. I would highly recommend them.

10 /10

Informative & professional

This is the second time we have used this firm. As before, they were informative and professional from start to finish. Prompt, tidy and thorough always.

10 /10

Would not go anywhere else

Brilliant. No fuss . No drama. Done in a couple of hours. Very pleased. Fourth door I have had fitted by this company. Would not go anywhere else. SFK. Alec lovely guy. Kind and respectful.

10 /10

High quality

The team worked continually throughout the day and made an excellent job of fitting the windows which appear to be of high quality.

10 /10

Fabulous service

As always, fabulous service from this company. Did original install and have excelled with rapid response to supply and fit damaged panel.

10 /10

An excellent job

A very polite and well-mannered chap done an excellent job leaving us very satisfied with his quality of work and tidiness he left the area in.

10 /10

Super pleased!

Fitter removed old door with care. Worked using dust sheets super neat and tidy. All debris taken away super pleased!

10 /10

Went that extra mile…

Apart from sending the wrong glass for the door I can't fault this installation. The error was soon rectified with little fuss. The fitter went just that extra mile to make everything perfect.

10 /10

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