Unfortunately the bad reviews are accurate.
The other reviews that detail ongoing issues, poor communication and concern and a lengthy resolution are all unfortunately familiar to our situation. A mix up with installation dates, product not delivered on the date advised, ongoing issues with finishing the windows (trims bent the wrong way or painted on the wrong side), the windows were not keyed alike and having to chase up fly screens and other finishing details, gaps you can look through while waiting for trims to be installed (not ideal in winter). Finally, nearly three months after t...he installation began, the final trim was finally installed and we thought we were done…until discovering that that window now does not open at all. The guys doing the installation all seem like good guys but their frustration with management and suppliers is evident, the people in the office seem to be overworked and understaffed. All in all a very poor customer service experience…the windows look beautiful but we feel like once we had made payment, all effort ceased. No apology or discount/refund offered.
Great install, horrible customer service
Tradies showed up 1st day to only have window frames delivered. No glass, no fly screens as we'd ordered. Many phone calls later the glass finally arrived. 1 window was measured wrong and had to re-ordered. We were informed after the 2nd day that parts were still missing and needed to be ordered including our flyscreens. Not great when you want to open your windows and not let insects in. The remaining parts finally arrived weeks after the initial install with not so much as a call from head office to even let us know an ETA for these to arriv...e. Tradies showed up for the 2nd round of installs to only the replacement window frame having been delivered again and again having to ask us where the glass and fly-screens were. More phone calls to find out. Then since parts again hadn't been delivered the tradies were about to be sent to another job for us to wait yet another day to have the right parts delivered. Thankfully the tradie made the sensible choice of suggesting he collect the missing parts himself to finish our install on the day they had told us they would. Seems the tradies are running the show from the road better than head office can. The product is good quality and the installers were brilliant and their work was fantastic. No issues there. Don't expect any apologies either.
What a saga
We got a quote from Monaro in March, had to have it revised as a window had been omitted (though it was measured), paid the deposit on 4 May and the work was completed in September. Nearly 6 months seems like a long time for 11 windows. A long list of errors continued from there:
We had to have 3 flyscreens replaced as they were bent and did not fit the windows properly.
Monaro also cut the front window to the wrong size so we had a single glazed window installed temporarily along with temporary frames.
The central panel on that front window wa...
Exceptionally Helpful People, Don't Go Anywhere Else!!!
I bought a Patio Door set from Monaro Windows almost three years ago, today my youngest daughter locked her big brother out of his bedroom & the only way in was through the patio doors - the problem? The access key was in said bedroom! I called Monaro Windows & they not only got back to me in considerably less than an hour, they provided a free spare key that very same afternoon, thus avoiding me having to cause criminal damage to my own home! Lol. Bravo Tom & Team - excellent customer service...why would you go anywhere else?!
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Excellent service and good quality from Monaro Windows
Just had seven old windows replaced with new double glazed windows. Couldn't be happier with the service. Timing for delivery and installation was spot on. Builder arrived with his team and it was all completed in six hours. The appearance of the house is definitely enhanced and the thermal/ acoustic qualities of the windows is excellent. Their product seems excellent and appears superior to their main competitor.
Magnificent products are the highlight of our new home!
We recently purchased Monaro Windows for our new home that we built in Yarralumla. The sales rep at the showroom was extremely helpful and helped us come up with a number of ideas that we hadn't considered previously. We ended up purchasing the designer "Magnum" series windows and doors all double glazed.
The delivery was actually ready slightly earlier than Monaro Windows had estimated and the staff were very accommodating towards our requirements regarding our difficult site conditions.
Now the house is complete and we strongly believe ...that the windows and doors are the best feature of the house. We often get comments on the windows and doors from friends who come over and we have no hesitation in highly recommending Monaro WIndows to them!
Solid security screen, cheaper than Crimsafe
Purchased 2 security screens/doors for our place in Canberra. The salesperson at the showroom was very knowledgeable, we were intending to purchase Crimsafe doors but after seeing the Invisi-Gard range which they make, the products were very similar and the Invisi-Gard significantly cheaper. No issues with the install, love having the breeze come through the house in summer without compromising the security of the home.
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