Reviews

  1. September 2022

    We had a very large Conservatory measuring 4m x 5m very cold in the winter too hot in the summer. This company came to quote they were clear and precise about costing, the quote was competitive, more than this Ryan was professional in his approach, he took time to really look at what was needed. We had to wait for the work to start as they were busy, that for us was good sign. Work started and the guys were great, all friendly, they cleaned up everyday after themselves, for me this was good as its a busy house with lots of children. I can't recommend this company enough. There are so many companies promising the earth and supplying rubbish, Ryan has a genuine good heart and wants the job done properly. I never give reviews often, but don’t hesitate with these guys. Thank you Heather Newman

    Submitted:
    Heather Newman November 25, 2022
    • Realistic Home Improvements Comment

      As a small company we really appreciate that you have taken the time to leave your feedback, and I have let everyone involved know. Thank you very much :-)

  2. November 2022

    From the start great care was taken in ensuring that the design fitted what we wanted and was compliant with planning & building regulations. A number of very helpful suggestions were made, but there was no attempt to 'push' a particular solution or design. In fact the suggestions and investigations made saved us around £12,000 of extra expenditure. The staff, when they arrived on site, were friendly, polite and worked incredibly long hours to get the work completed. They even spotted and rectified, at no cost, an incorrect seal on a central heating vent 'while we were up there'. We have rarely had work done that went so smoothly. Great care was taken not to break the existing tile floor when the old conservatory was taken down and to ensure that the house was wind and weather proof while awaiting the erection of the new conservatory. In fact the weather proofing survived a full South Westerly gale, it was done so well. A great personalised service by a family form that we would highly recommend. We are delighted with the finished product.

    Submitted:
    Prof. Michael V Williams January 23, 2023
    • Realistic Home Improvements Comment

      The finished product does look good ! I was taken aback when I saw with my own eyes how much the larger panes of glass have made to your view, the room looks looks modern in comparison to the old typical conservatory design that you once had. We are very pleased to receive your review, thank you.

  3. July 2022

    The reason we choose Realistic for our windows goes back to having Realistic fit our conservatory 3 years previously. We was very satisfied with the work carried out and the professionalism of all contact we had in dealing with the team. So without hesitation we contacted Realistic, through Victoria we have experienced first class service with the window team Tim, Adam and Brad fitting our windows 25th and 26th July 2022. Once again we experienced respectful, clean and tidy workers whom have done a first class job, we would highly recommend Realistic as your first call for home improvements

    Submitted:
    Mr Luscombe August 03, 2022
    • Realistic Home Improvements Comment

      Thank you, as always it has been a pleasure dealing with you both.

  4. May 22

    So very pleased with our new extension. Ryan really listened to what we wanted and offered solutions to the problems we had with a previous build. The team worked hard and the build looks great. Would definitely recommend.

    Submitted:
    Nikki November 30, 2022
    • Realistic Home Improvements Comment

      Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure working with you and really pleased that you are happy.

  5. March 2022

    I decided to contact Realistic as they were listed as a Which recommended supplier. I'm in North Devon and they are in the South which was one of my reservations. I met with Ryan during the Covid pandemic to discuss the installation of a conservatory/orangery. I was impressed by the meeting and Ryan was extremely thorough, clearly an expert in his field and went through many options both in terms of the build and materials. Some time after the meeting I made some changes to my requirements and Ryan insisted on coming back to make sure that he understood what I was wanting I felt confident in the ability of Realistic to deliver what I was looking for and at a better price than local competitors without compromising on quality. Work started just a little later than was originally scheduled which wasn't an issue; parts were taking longer to come through the supply chain and Realistic kept me informed. The build team were highly competent, professional, polite and friendly. They dug out the site ready for the installation and it took quite a while before work on the build commenced. There were challenges along the way with the supplier not providing the right parts for the roof which incurred a further short delay. My build included the digging out of a new soak away through solid clay/stone/soil in scorching hot temperatures and still the team remained cheerful. The electrical installation team were also absolutely on point as were the plasterers. It was nice to have a Realistic project manager (Tony) who was really helpful throughout. Once the build was complete Ryan came back for a visit to see the installation and to gather my feedback. Yes, there were some delays during the build, but we were living in the height of the pandemic and supplies were taking longer than normal so this was not an issue. A year on, I raised a query via the Admin email box who responded immediately and have taken steps to resolve my query to my satisfaction. From a customer point of view, the fact that I was located on one coast of Devon and Realistic are on the other had no impact on me but it did mean that the teams involved were travelling and working long hours. All in all I would recommend Realistic

    Submitted:
    Helen Foss March 24, 2022
    • Realistic Home Improvements Comment

      Thank you Helen for your honest review, we appreciate the time it has taken to write. We all hope that you continue to enjoy your Ultrasky Orangery and you know where we are if you need any assistance.

  6. March 2022

    We selected Realistic because they paid full attention to the design of a roof to replace our conservatory with a span of over 4 metres. Other companies offered to build a roof which was not validated by the material supplier. Construction went very well, and the tradesmen were skilled and careful in the house and garden. The plastering was finished very well. Two minor glitches were fixed with care and without hassle.

    Submitted:
    Nick Thompson March 24, 2022
    • Realistic Home Improvements Comment

      Thank you Nick for the review and the photos of your Ultraroof replacement :-)

  7. Mar 2022

    We had some windows installed, by another company and the result including the experience, was a total disaster. So when we looked into the remainder of our windows to be fitted, we were somewhat nervous, as to what the outcome would be, when choosing another company. We chose Realistic Windows who surveyed our property and sent Chris and Matt, to carry out our window installation. Nothing was too much trouble for these two guys. Their work was impeccable, leaving the house clean and tidy, as the job progressed. Nothing was too much trouble. We were very pleased with the Realistic Window Company and would highly recommend them to others. Many thanks for all their hard work.

    Submitted:
    Mr W March 17, 2022
  8. January 2022

    I selected Realistic as they are a company approved by the roof manufacturers. The initial visit before making our decision covered all our questions and was not rushed. I was impressed with the installers attention to detail and the quality of the product. We are very pleased with the the end result and use the room more frequently than before.

    Submitted:
    Mr Long March 24, 2022
    • Realistic Home Improvements Comment

      Hi Mr Long, thank you so much for the lovely review, we are glad to hear that the new Ultraroof has changed the usage of the room for you.

  9. December 2021

    We were so pleased with every aspect of our new conservatory from Realistic. Everyone was kind, helpful and efficient and the end result excellent. Would heartily recommend this company and their products.

    Submitted:
    Frances Dowse-Brenan March 24, 2022
    • Realistic Home Improvements Comment

      Thank you Frances for the review, it's very much appreciated. I have seen some photos of your conservatory and the grey finish really looks great.

  10. Dec 2020

    Initially we were a bit worried that the room would be dark as we didn’t put any glass in the roof area, but it isn’t and we are now very glad that we didn’t. Having a solid roof has made a massive difference this summer as it never got too hot, it really is a proper room now and no longer a conservatory. We got a few quotes, some people frightened us as they just wanted to do a bodge job, where as Ryan filled us with confidence as he genuinely knew what he was talking about. The fitters were nice and did a good job. We have already recommend Realistic to other as we are so happy.

    Submitted:
    Mr & Mrs M December 17, 2020