Fake basswood shutter, no certificate, fake material
They sell fake "basswood" plantation shutter, they gave the cheapest quote and end up with a Timber Composite, which is basically a shutter with a thin outer layer of timber, but the inside is made up of another material glued together to make the panel, frame and slats. So while it looks like solid timber from the outside, it is actually made of many materials. within a few weeks, everything started go wrong, warping louvers/slats, inconsistent paint finishes, shutters coming off hinges...they can't provide material "certificate of origin", this company deserves a zero rating.
- Verified customer
Terrible communication and poor customer service!
I have been waiting 121 days from check measure (26 June) for 1 x external ziptrack blind to be installed on a window (deposit paid 2 June). This company has provided no communication regarding my order such as progress unless I contact them. I have been contacting this company regularly (via phone & email) but yet to receive any commitment regarding my install.
Overall a very disappointing experience and I won't be using them again.
Good product but Very poor customer service
Got amplimesh security door from them as my contact was forwarded to them . Very quick to come out to do initial site quote. Installer was supposed to come out to do site measure once deposit was paid but waited 2 weeks and no one called to arrange it .Had to call to chase up for that. George the sale rep that came out felt like he was only interested in getting the job, very poor follow up from then after deposit was paid ended up waiting 2 months for the door to be installed (Had to chase it up as well ) and they installed it with the incorrect lock that I ordered. Communication from sales to installation team very poor. Was going to get other doors done but I am not going with them again .
Gave me a quote, took my deposit then refused to do the job.
These guys gave me a quote, took my large deposit then refused to do the job. That's very unprofessional. I won't deal with them again and suggest you don't either.
Ordered blinds that was defective
Blinds were defective as it didn't block out the sun. Bad service and sponsors bad radio hosts. Tried to get them to rectify the problem but they asked me to shove it.
Our appointment with Andrew is at 11am. He texted me at 11:08 saying that he’s on his way. Didn’t even bother to apologise. 55mins later still no sign of him. No phone call, no text nothing! I called him and he said he was stuck in traffic & as usual didn’t apologise. All he said was he couldn’t do anything. Understand you stuck in the traffic but at least call us and let us know. TERRIBLE SERVICE even before we start!
- Verified customer
The Blind Factory-Wooden Plantation shutters
Paid Deposit 10/8/2017 did not get receipts until 23/10/2017 this company had to be prompted for communication. Blinds were not installed until much after this 2017-they are made in china. To be honest they don't feel like wood. Noticed bad warping of at least 16 of these shutters and contacted them 3/9/2018. No communication until I hounded them on the 10/9/2018. 11 or 12/9/2018 two people came out and took photos of "72" of these which had warped and not noticeable to my naked eye. People we paid $5720.00 for these shutters. The house we move...d into had existing wooden shutters made by "accent"-they have been there for at least 10years that we know of-not a problem. Again I contacted them on the 5/11/2018 and said and I quote "Courtesy would suggest that they let their customers know what is going on". I was advised by Jane on 6/11/2018 that they were being remade and will be here "sometime in December" (OK then they'll be in by Christmas) nope no way. On the 30/11/2018 after ANOTHER PHONE Call this time from my husband we were advised by Donna that ETA is now the end of January!!!!! Be very people this company does not like to communicate and will leave you dangling. I have one small piece of shutter missing and the rest don't shut properly and we have to wait from the beginning of Sept 2018 to the end of January 2019 and that is only IF they arrive. When these shutters were originally installed the people who installed them bought "Promrose" no more gaps-is this going to be pulled out-left? we really have no idea. Be very bad wary people-we will not deal with them again.
blinds were ready beyond the 3-4 weeks, when they were delivered one was not checked and had to be replaced, the extra rack required did not come with the blinds, had to ask for the repositioning of the chain controls
No Blinds For Me
I organised an appointment with Tanya for Friday 21 September several weeks ago, prior to travelling overseas. Got a text from her today advising that management had called an all day sales meeting for Friday 21 September and she would have to reschedule. As I am unavailable during the rest of that week, I’ve had to cancel the appointment as I can’t take any more time off work. Very poor form, obviously, a sales meeting beats a whole house of blinds hands down.
Don't expect the truth.
Call after call and all you get is we told up there was a problem or we just found out. Not once have I believed there story. Months waiting for blinds and just not our fault it's late. Well it must be my fault. Well I agree. I should never have used this company.
Shocking Customer Service - NEVER AGAIN!!!!!
We have had nothing but issues with The Blind Factory. We will never use again and will definitely not recommend to anyone!
We had some blinds put in last year & they took nearly 3 months to be fitted & when they turned up they had put them in back to front. So then they had to go back for re fitting, so another 3 months of back & forth to get them put back up. Not even 4 months after put up our main blind frayed so I had to get them back again.... in the meantime we have had new windows put in so We wanted a quote for those, the sales Rep di...
Disappointed! Big time
Service was absolutely terrible, we ordered blinds for the entire house and were promised that they will be delivered before Christmas. Most of them were delivered but two blinds were missing and one was a wrong size. We were assured it will be corrected and delivered in Jan. So in Jan the installer delivered blinds as again one was not cut property to a size. So once again we were asked to wait for the remaining blind. I have called a couple of times and it seems that they just do not care! What a disappointment! The management promised delive...ry last Saturday however the installer had other plans and did not show up. After another email to the head office, we now realised they just do not care. No one bothered to reply. We will NEVER use them again or recommend to anyone!
Poor service that will continually disappoint!!!
I ordered 2 block out blinds, a simple job. It took 4 attempts of installation and each time it was wrong (cut incorrectly, wrong chain etc). They needed constant following up, a 6 week turn around ended up being 3 months. Management was very poor at rectifying this and offered no compensation, a very weak apology. Will never use them again and certainly voice my opinion to others, so they do not have to put up with extremely poor service and expense.
They took my$$$$$ but no product installed!!!
I have been waiting for 7 weeks for my awnings. They demanded a 40% deposit and advised verbally and in writing that it would take 3-4 weeks to have my awnings installed. 7 weeks have passed and they still cannot give me a date and time for the job to get done. I do not recommend this company! And I would never do business with them ever again! Poor service and lies!!!!
Nothing but problems from the blind factory
Ordered 10,000 dollars worth of blinds for the whole house. Had nothing but issues. Holes on every blind and curtain. They said will replace. Technician came to replace but no one told him to pick the blinds up from there warehouse. We live 2 hours from there warehouse. Came back a week later and still had holes in curtains. Not a good company to deal with. Never again. The whole estate knows about it and will not use them. Next time I will get a little family owned company.
Customer service terrible. Need a repair on fairly new blinds and was told that the warranty was void as I'm not the original purchaser!! I purchased a unit 6 months ago, the previous owner put nice new blinds in, now one needs a warranty repair, the company doesn't want to know me! Will never tell anyone who installed them as i do often get asked.
Poor All Round
Purchased 2 plantation shutters for our front room, after they took our deposit and installed the shutters one of the shutters did not sit flush on the window and they box the frame out which looked pathetic. They attempted to fix the window shutters 3 times as was told this was the best they could do. I suggested they take the shutter and refund my deposit they agreed not to pay the balance. 1 year on I have splits in the shutters as they are not level. Spoke to the owner [name removed] and he is refusing to come out and fix the problem as he now mentions the warranty is void. Poor service and terrible arrogance from the business owner. Refuses to take the blinds back and repair the window frame they have damaged.
Waste of time.
Spent hours of my time to twice get into Cremorne store to look at and select blinds for a new house nearing completion with about 35 windows to furnish with a variety of blinds
Was asked to supply my plans to rep and spent more time doing diagrams and numbering windows as asked for by rep to give estimate
After emailing plans and diagrams 3 times and following up on each occasion by phone, i was assured someone would get back to me with quote/estimate and have never once had a the courtesy of a reply
I got onto their website to supply feedback to them and have never heard back
Total waste of my time and will now look elsewhere
Poor customer service.
Rang this company gave 7 days notice for a quote as it is a rental property got stuffed around by the rep
And then demanded I be their at another time
i laughed and said think i swore because sick of getting stuffed around
Total waste of time ringing this place
People are great
People we dealt with were great, but when we wanted to do more business, and negotiate a better deal,
The Blind Factory seemed a bit arrogant, with the reply; therefore we will not be expanding on the order, buy ordering valances.
Questions & Answers
Do you supply and install venition blinds
I arranged for block out blinds and see out blinds that cannot be seen in from outside only.
Do you have knife hinges as an option (they fit top and bottom edges and are less obvious than butt hinges)?
Sorry I’m really not sure as they were done for my mums home not mine.
To whom it may concern, I have always loved your jingles but your latest one regarding ‘iso’ now has to be removed because it has been distressing me to be reminded about our new harsh lockdown restrictions just released yesterday. I’m sure I’m not the only who feels this way. I look forward to hearing from you soon regarding my concerns. Regards Isabella
The Blind Factory
We too find the lockdown difficult and we wish everyone enduring the process our best wishes for the coming weeks.
For individuals and business's, the extended lockdown announced by the Government last Sunday will be a challenge that we all now need to get through as best we can.
However, be assured that our radio ads are not intended to be distressing to you.
Our ads are intended as a light hearted interval to the day and a chance to do a little sing along. However, we will adjust this song as soon as we can, so hopefully you too can have a little sing along when the ad comes on again !
Take care and all our best,
The Blind Factory Team
Thank you so much for your caring and understanding comments. I look forward to hearing more wonderful ads.
Hi again, your new jingle is great - I love it! Thank you for your compassion during these trying times.
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