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


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.


The business was incorporated

We became a Limited company!


We moved into premises in Anjou Crescent, Fareham


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.


Moved into new larger premises in Fareham


The IWS team celebrate a decade of trading.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The IWS team celebrate two decades of trading.


Park Gate showroom launch

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

With a showroom in Fareham and a showroom in Chichester, we're ideally placed to provide homeowners with valuable inspiration. 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! Areas we serve include Basingstoke, Southampton, Winchester, Portsmouth & Hampshire.

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Our latest reviews

Replacement windows and door

The team arrived promptly. Work was done efficiently and on time. They cleaned and tidied up after the job was completed. We are very pleased with the results and would highly recommend them

10 /10


Very satisfactory work. Measurer and fitter very efficient, professional and friendly.

10 /10


Highly experienced and skilled operatives. Prompt arrival and left the site clean and tidy. Courteous and respected the Government restrictions at all times. Have used this Company before for other conservatory work and would use again if required.

10 /10

Replacement Glazing

Very impressed with all aspects of contract during these difficult times. Fitters were fully compliant with covid rules. Will thoroughly recommend them

10 /10


Excellent company. From first contact with their Sales, it has been easy going and painless. Fitters have done a fantastic job throughout, the quality of their workmanship is commendable. Would highly recommend this company to anyone.

10 /10

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

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