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Posted by Kathleen Anderson on
This was our third project with CopyCats and, as always, Simon did a fantastic job. The joinery is first-rate: a beautifully made new window for our grade II listed house which looks like it belongs in the building. Simon and his colleague did such a clean tidy job that you'd barely know they had been here. Lovely extra touches like old glass and traditional ironwork too. Thank you!
Posted by Marc Borgia on
We engaged Copycats to replace our front door and the whole frame, including leaded and borrowed lights, in the front entrance of our Victorian property. We loved the original entrance but it was so draughty! Simon and his guys made a new frame and door to match the original and encapsulated the leaded lights in double glazed units, thus keeping the much loved feature glass but in a much less draughty setting! We were very impressed with Copycats; the expertise of the craftsmen, the quality of the joinery and their professionalism and friendliness throughout sets them apart from others. Highly recommended.
Posted by Peter Bedingfield on
Simon had already installed double glazing at the back of our house and serviced all the victorian box-sash windows at the front, so we knew Copycats would provide a very professional service when we came to consider better insulation at these front windows. I'm glad we took Simon's advice and considered secondary glazing. We sacrificed a little thermal insulation but got much better sound insulation and preserved the 1870 sashes and glass untouched. The old issues of condensation have been eliminated and the installation is unobtrusive - we have already forgotten that the units are in place. All in all a result that has exceeded our expectations.
Posted by Natasha Plater on
We replaced about a third of the house windows. We wanted to keep the character of the existing windows but have the new ones double glazed. The new windows are superbly finished and they took so much care when fitting as its an old house. Having Simon and his team working in our house was no trouble at all and always cleaned up at the end of the day. I have already recommended Copycats to a few people and hopefully I'll be getting some more windows made next year.
Posted by David and Michelle Rule on
Dear Simon

Thank you for all your work over the summer on our window project.

The windows are beautiful.

We were impressed with the way you worked. Everything neat, tidy and efficient and the end result reflects the care and precision you took.
Posted by Sarah on
Copycats is a real find, a company who understands and appreciates maintaining the integrity of original sash and casement windows. Very professional with great attention to detail. Overall we are very pleased and are looking forward to working with Copycats again on the rest of our windows.
Posted by Lesley on
We have just had two sash Windows replaced. The work is of high quality and the installation was carried out in a friendly and professional way.
Posted by Philipp on
I have used now the services of Simon / Copycats a number of time for replacing windows at our Grade II listed building.

I am very happy with the quality and service provided and can only recommended Copycats.
Posted by Matthew Graham on
Copycats... thank you for doing such a super job on our 20th Century listed building's office window.. and for tidying up so beautifully and for being so great to have around for the day of installation. True professionals, good value, no messing around. We'll use you again and would recommend you to anyone.
Posted by Dean Family on
Thanks for doing such a great job with our window and doors - they are fantastic and are a great addition to our house. It was brilliant to visit the workshop and see things being made. True craftsmanship at its best.
Posted by Christine Whitmore on
We have used Copycats on two occasions , once to repair our front door and then to change our locks. Simon was very professional and his work was to a very high standard. I would have no hesitation in using them in the future. Brilliant work.
Posted by Jonathan Banks on
Copycats replaced our front door and surround, which was unique to the street, with a like for like new wooden double glazed version. He also installed a double glazed sash for us.
Simon's work is pure craftsmanship. His attention to detail and care of installation means he is in our contacts for all future work.
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Posted by Malcolm Boyland on
The Copycat team did a splendid job making and installing five sets of replacement windows in our cottage. Visitors have noticed the improvement. Simon Muhs installed the windows discreetly and with minimal disruption to us. I have no hesitation in recommending Copycats.
Posted by Chris Graham on
I'd just like to say how delighted I am with the excellent, high-quality work carried out by Simon and the rest of the Copycats team. He made us two new windows and a front door with glazed frame, and the results are quite simply superb. I have no hesitation in recommending Copycats to anyone reading this, and look forward to dealing with this professional and friendly company again in the future, as our house renovation project progresses.
Posted by Julian on
Copycats did an excellent job making a like-for-like single window replacement on our listed property, with a minimum of fuss and disruption.
Posted by Alan on
We had a requirement for a small but quite tricky winder staircase...bespoke dimensions, curves, tapers, and no slack to play with.

A number of companies couldn't cope with the complex aspects, others quoted 'silly' prices....Copycats grasped what we were after quickly, made useful comments and produced a competitive quote with terms of payment that showed their confidence.

The work was done as scheduled, installation was fast, and the work absolutely up to expectations.

Would have no hesitation in recommending....after all what more could one want ???
Posted by Russel on
Commissioned Copycats to produce 2 bespoke bar areas for the house. Both designed and executed perfectly. Great quality and craftsmanship.
Posted by Stephen Smith on
I had a requirement to replace two windows and two sets of doors on my hose which is being refurbished. It was really important to me to to ensure that the new matched the existing and that the main doors to the house were of a really high standard.
Copycats not only delivered on all of the above but were also very professional and added to the design with inspired and well thought through ideas.
I can strongly recommend Copycats Joinary
Posted by Jeremy Sharman on
Copycats have recently installed secondary glazing throughout the house as well as replaced some windows. They provided a very professional service and did an excellent job.
Posted by Mr & Mrs A. Roberts on
Copycats have taken on both refurbishment and replacement jobs on sliding sash windows and French doors in our Victorian house. Simon has always been very attentive and the joinery work has been of high quality. We will not hesitate in contacting them as we work our way through the rest of the house.
Posted by James Kingston on
We both wanted to thank you and let you know how happy we are with the work. Your team were incredibly professional and courteous, and the work was completed to an exceptionally high standard. We certainly made the right decision in contacting you and I will definitely be recommending your services to neighbours and friends who require similar work done.
Posted by Rebecca on
We are pleased with the wooden framed double glazed windows and roof lantern, and the oak doors Copycats have made us. They appear to be well made and compliment the traditional style of our house.
Posted by Miss Stopps on
Fantastic replacement of our internal doors. Perfectly hung and professionally overcame a problem with unusual sized door frames. Will be returning for future projects.
Posted by Lesley and Roger Lee on
Wishing, several years ago, to replace our Victorian sash windows with double-glazed units, Copycats not only completed the full set of windows and doors but, on the rare occasion when some subsequent adjustment was needed, their response has always been exemplary Not only is their work superb but it has always been a pleasure to have Copycats' staff working in the house. We've recommended them to several friends and colleagues - all of whom have been extremely grateful that we did. This is hardly surprising given the very high quality of what Copycats do.
Posted by Emma Browning on
We recently had copycats renew our front door, Simon was very professional and polite. He cleaned up after himself and explained how everything worked once the door was fitted. Would definitely recommend, and will definitely use them for future work.
Posted by Sydney Tavern on
Fantastic company..I have used CopyCats twice following a recommendation from a friend and I have not been disappointed! Brilliant quality, clean , friendly and a fantastic eye for detail --highly recommend!
Posted by Liza Mille on
I have been extremely pleased with the service you provided and the work you carried out - all very professional and reliable, with excellent after-care. Thank you.
Posted by C.W.Laycock on
In 2009, Copycats was commissioned to conduct renovation work and to provide additional draft-proofing on aged wooden window frames at our Grade ll listed barn conversion home in East Sussex. The work was carried out promptly and to spec and to our complete satisfaction.

In 2012, the acquisition of a 14" polished gunmetal ship's bell of nautical and historical importance required the design and construction of a suitable display stand. Copycats was instructed, and they approached this project with enthusiasm,artistic subtlety and sympathy, providing the design and construction of a magnificent solid oak display belfry, truly in keeping with the bell's lines and its history.
This has been a true testament to Copycats' versatility and professional ability in their field of specialist project joinery. Well done Simon and your team.
Posted by Mrs. Gaskill on
Dear Simon. Thank you all very much for the work you have done on my house. I am extremely please with the recently completed windows they look fantastic. As always completed to a very high standard. I have had many admiring comments from my neighbours and have recommended your company to some of my friends. It has always been a pleasure to have you and your colleagues in my home and wherever work has been done the place is left spotless with the minimum of disruption. Thanks again and I look forward to seeing you again in the future.
With kind regards
Mary Gaskill
Posted by Rosemary Bristow on
I have recently had complete refurbishment work done on my lean-to conservatory by Simon and his team and wish to say what an excellent job they have done.The finished result has exceeded my expectations, is much admired and I am entirely satisfied.This company is friendly, efficient and very professional and I would highly recommend Copycats.
Posted by Ann Pettitt on
We cannot praise Copycats enough, their work is always top-notch.
We've used them for many years, to provide all our replacement windows, doors and, where we've been able to retain the original windows, wooden secondary glazing. Our house is an 1850s lodge, and has unique, unusual joinery - and made more awkward by the fact that all the windows open inwards. We've now got the house on the market, and several estate agents have commented how good the work is - one said that our wooden secondary glazing is the "Rolls Royce of secondary glazing".It's also been energy-rated as "D" which is very high for an old property.
Posted by Pippa Sage on
Please could you check your records of the work done on our property some 2-3 years ago - we are selling the house and it would be very useful to have a copy of the work you did( for some reason I do not have a copy). The work is excellent
Mr and mrs Sage
CM12 9 JJ
01277 650693
Many thanks
Pippa Sage
Posted by Denise & Alastair Kerr on
We recently instructded Copycats to refurbish a number of our sash windows including 2 large bay windows. The Result is very impressive and their attention to detail is second to none. We would highly recommended them and shall be in touch for the next phase of refurbishments!
Posted by Mrs Mckenzie on
"If a jobs' worth waiting for" ! It took a while but the replacement of 5 large sashes with detail replicated to match similar was beautifully done in a professional manner .Highly recommended craftsmen.
Posted by Michael Day on
Simon and his colleagues made a fantastic job of replacing our timber casement windows, French doors and even a porthole window. The new double-glazed windows/doors fit to perfection and our builder (who is hard to impress) thinks they made an excellent job at a price he could not have matched. I highly recommend Copycats !
Posted by Beverli Shaw on
I recently employed Copycats to install a new front door,outside wood panelling and to complete the design and fitting of a cupboard in the hall, plastering and making good. The workmanship is first class the service first class and the job first class. I am thrilled. Thoroughly recommend this company.
Posted by Tony Heggs, Epsom on
We have recently had Copycats doing major window work and other restoration work on our house. They have been most professional and reliable throughout and have been a pleasure to have around. In doing this work they have exposed related problems which needed resolution before they could finish the originally planned work. They have addressed and solved these with equal professionalism. I would have no hesitation in recommending them. Tony Heggs, Epsom
Posted by E.J. on
Many thanks for all your help in this project and the quality of your work. We are very pleased with the end result of the stairs and the front panels and feel it finishes the whole conversion off to a high standard.
Please could you also pass on our thanks to your staff.
E.J.
Posted by sybil warmisham on
Thank you so much for a fantastic job done on my three sash windows. It is such a joy to be able to open and close them so effortlessly. The men did a thoroughly professional job and left the place tidy. Thank you!
Posted by Anna Wallace on
From the moment Simon gave me a quote,I knew I was dealing with courteous,knowledgable and talented professionals. My double-glazed box sash windows and new back door (complete with cat-flap)have been completed to an exceptional standard. I had hoped for this, as it is a big decision re.expenditure. I'm very glad I chose Copycats, and would recommend them to anyone. My job had a couple of 'hic-cups'(old property), but these were dealt with immediately and with care and professionalism. In particular, I would like to thank James and Johnathan (the very talented fitters)for the attention to detail, and care and attention they showed my home. As they say...if you want a job doing properly..Copycats lived up to all I hoped for.
Posted by Maria Elliott on
Last summer John, from Copycats, fitted 5 new double glazed sash windows, to replicate the original Victorian windows of my maisonette. The windows look fantastic and they work really well. The fitting took one week and John cleaned up the work area every day and took great care to protect the walls and furniture. They came exactly when they said they would and finished the job on time. I am really pleased with the results, so much so, that I asked Simon to replace the remaining three windows this spring. I would highly recommend this firm, they are true professionals, Maria Elliott
Posted by Kevin Graal, St Leonards on Sea on
I had 6 Victorian sash windows - beautiful but very rattly and drafty! - refurbished and draft-proofed by Simon and his crew from Copycats. I have nothing but praise for the work they did and they way they went about it with such great care and attention to detail. They look after your flooring and furniture while they work, and they even wash their teacups afterwards! Highly recommended.
Posted by Richard Leftwich on
We have used Copycats three times over the last ten years and their work has been excellent each time. They have just finished installing a new double sash window and frame, and refurbishing 4 other sashes. Very pleased with the work. We used them after being very satisfied with previous work including the refurbishment (& partial rebuilding) of our regency balcony.
Posted by Caroline Clark, Wimbledon on
We are delighted with our new sash windows made and installed with care and professionalism by Simon and Jonathan. The draughts are gone and the noise substantially reduced - and they look fantastic too! Many thanks to all at copycats - we would recommend you to all.
Posted by Mr Gibbs on
I was recommended to speak to copycats by a friend. We had looked at upvc double glazed sash windows but they looked too big. Copycats quoted a estimate, then came and measured up and from day one the service has been exceptional. Quoted 4 days took 3 days. The house was left spotless and we are left with gorgeous original looking double glazed draught proofed sahs windows. Highly recommended. Dont hestitate get them round today.
Posted by Mrs Baker on
I am extremely please with my windows, no more shakes and rattles at night when the wind blows - fantastic.
Thanks again
Mrs baker
Posted by Glynn Davey, Islington on
I would like to take the opportunity to complement you on the excellent standard of work that you and your team carried out on my house. The difference in noise levels in the lounge is very noticeable and I am pleased by the performance of the acoustic glass as well as the draught proofing and sealing that you implemented. In the front bedroom, the difference in noise levels with the secondary glazing is dramatic. We can now return to using the room as a bedroom.
I would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone else and look forward to dealing with you again in the future.
Posted by Tim & Orla Dobson on
After getting a number of quotes we decided to go with Copycats because of their friendly, yet professional approach and competitive price and we were not disappointed. The workmen were extremely tidy and we are very pleased with the installation of the sash windows.
We will be recommending Copycats to friends and family.
Posted by Sue & Andy Cook on
t has been an absolute pleasure from start to finish having you and your staff here to fit our new double glazed sash windows.
I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone else who wants replacement sash windows.
Your team have been very pleasant, courtious and accommodating over the four days of work to replace, refurbish and renew the eight windows in our home. Living in an 'area of outstanding natural beauty' and opposite a 'conservation area' we were keen to retain the original features of the old sash windows.This has been delivered beautifully.
Yours sincerely

Sue & Andy Cook
Posted by Richard Taylor on
Dear sirs,
I would like to thank Chris and his team for the excellent work they have carried out in the refurbishment of our sash windows. His team were timely, hardworking, and very considerate in protecting our floors,furniture and driveway.
The windows are now draught free and noise pollution from outside the house has been greatly reduced. I would gladly recommend your company to anyone requiring similar work.
Kind regards
Richard Taylor (West Sussex)
Posted by julia hodgkinson on
I have just had 6 windows re-furbished by Copycats. The whole experience has been excellent, and i am delighted with the result. It is so pleasing to be able to find people who understand completely about not wanting to replace original windows unless absolutely necessary. My windows are as good as new, and of course are contributing to the value of my property. The team are very friendly but extremely professional, and tidied up better than me. Thanks again.
Posted by Mrs M Johnson on
The sash windows look splended and, more importantly, we can actually open and close them. Can you please also pass my thanks on to Chris and his apprentice Mark for a job well done. They were a pleasure to have on site; courtious, clean and tidy workers. We hope to be in a position to have our front door refurbished soon.
It makes a refreshing change to deal with a company that really delivers customer service and satisfaction.
Yours Sincerely
M.Johnson
Posted by Andrew & Sarah Barker on
The doors you made for us are excellent The workmanship is suberb

Sarah & Andy Barker
Posted by Nicola McNaughton on
I am very pleased with the work carried on my property between 10th and 21st July 2006.
Chris is a credit to your company as he worked around me and my other tradesman. He refurbished my windows to an excellent standard and I was sorry to see him leave.
I will have no hesitation in recommending your company to others in the future.
Posted by Carolyn and Julian Platts on
You have just refurbished all the windows in our Edwardian house, and we are now able to open all of them, some for the first time since we have lived there. We were both very impressed with the professionalism and care taken by you, in carrying out the work and clearing up afterwards. The windows look lovely and it is great being able to air the house properly.
Thank you very much.
Posted by Matthew Cosgrove on
Dear Sirs
We are absolutely delighted with the work undertaken. Your staff were courteous, hard working and kept the site clean and tidy.
Yours faithfully

Matthew Cosgrove
Posted by DENIS STRAUSS on
Dear Simon
I really do want to thank you all for a SUPERB job, well done!
Chris's fitting of the window was outstanding, and he left the area spotlessly clean.
Once again, many thanks.
Posted by David & Maryrose on
Dear copycats

Thank you so much for the work your chaps completed yesterday, the quality of the work far exceeded our expectations.

Your two employee's are a credit to your company, working in conditions where care to the paint work and walls needed to be taken.

As my wife experienced them working all day she said it was a pleasure to see a young man conscientious in his approach to work.

Kind regards

David & Maryrose
Posted by Simon Ashton on
Just had my replacement windows installed today and would like to praise all at Copycats for a first class service.

The finished result is even better than I had imagined.....woth every penny.

Thanks all !
Posted by P L Lochner on
Thank you for an excellent job.We are thrilled with the result.
It has been a particular pleasure working with you and your team.From the moment we met, I knew that you were the one to whom I wanted to award the contract. The results are even better than I expected.
We will always recommend you and your firm whenever the opportunity arises. Indeed, I have already put in a good word and a strong recommendation with two local people. Both of whom Chris has met.

My ver best wishes to you and your team.

P L Lochner
Posted by Ian Smith on
We have just had the second part of our work completed and yet again I am delighted with the end result. We have more to go and I simply know the result will be excellent. I can thoroughly recommend this company and the people.
Posted by Robin Leatherbarrow on
To John, Simon, Chris and Craig,

The "boys" have just finished installing three new sash windows to go with the four refurbised sashes and the new French doors they completed for us last year. Once again, our thanks for a highly professional service. If you want quality, traditional craftmanship at fair prices then I can thoroughly recommend Copycats. The information on this site is an accurate reflection of what you get--they genuinely care about little details, such as matching existing mouldings and making sure that the new windows blend in with the existing ones.
Posted by Lindsey and Andy Barnes on
Dear Copycats

Thanks very much for our lovely refubished windows at this stage of our project and for all of your help in answering our questions. For anyone considering keeping original feature windows we would recommend you talk to John and Simon at Copycats!

Chris and Craig were polite, tidy and professional and we are really pleased with the results. We look forward to the next stage!
Posted by Lynn Holdhusen on
Dear Copycats

Thanks so much for the work you did recently on our french doors and sash windows. The doors look absolutely fabulous and we're absolutely delighted with them.

Many thanks
Lynn Holdhusen
Posted by Mr & Mrs Korpolewski on
Dear All at Copycats
We would like to extend a huge thankyou for the fine windows you have supplied and fitted in our home.Our home is transformed to just how it should look!The workmanship in the windows and the fitting of them is second to none,thankyou John,Chris and Craig
We look forward to being in a position to order the windows for the rear and will be in touch again.
Once aagain please accept all our thanks for your professional delivery.

All the best
Mr & Mrs Korpolewski
Posted by P.CODGELL on
I am very pleased with the quality of the work and would have no hesitation in using your services again.

yours faithfully

P.CODGELL
Posted by Pauline Clifford on
I would like to take this opportunity to say how pleased we are with all the new windows and doors your company have fitted at holly cottage.It has greatly enhanced the property and I would not hesitate to recommend Copycats to anyone wanting to replace their windows or doors.

Yours

Pauline Clifford
Posted by Francesca Moore on
Dear Simon

Further to your letter and invoice dated 10th May 04, I enclose a cheque in payment.

As usual all works were carried out to the highest standard with the minimum inconvenience.I look forward to contacting you again when we are in a position to progress to the next stage of my 'grand scheme'.

Kindest regards

Francesca Moore
Posted by Joe Pearmine on
I WOULD JUST LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR THE QUALITY REFURBISHMENT AND DRAFT PROOFING OF OUR SASH WINDOWS AND AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE RESULT THAT WAS ACHIEVED QUICKLY AND WITH MINIMAL DISRUPTION.

YOURS SINCERELY
Joe Pearmine
Posted by Lynn Holdhusen on
Dear sirs

We are extremely happy with our windows, so thankyou to you and your colleages for doing such a good and professional job.When you have a chance we would very much like a quote for installing french doors as discussed.(Custom made)

Yours sincerely

Lynn Holdhusen
Posted by ERIC MICHELS on
WHILST WRITING,I WOULD TO SAY THAT WE HAD ONE OF THE SASHES YOU REPLACED, DONE BY A COMPETITOR ORGANISATION JUST THREE YEARS AGO. IT HAD ROTTED ALMOST THROUGH ITS ENTIRE DEPTH AND I HAVE TO SAY THAT, NOW THAT I HAVE SEEN THE cOPYCATS TREATMENT, THE DRAUGHT PROOFING WAS DONE QUITE AMATEURISHLY BY THE OTHER FIRM. I AM EXTREMELY IMPRESSED BY THE INVISIBLE METHOD YOU HAVE USED- I WISH I HAD MORE WINDOWS FOR YOU.
WITH KIND REGARDS
ERIC MICHELS
Posted by Joe Gregory on
We are extremely pleased with the windows - thankyou - it was certainly worth the wait. We will be in touch about the others in due course.

Thanks again. Joe
Posted by Karen Battley on
I'd like to pass on my appreciation to Copycats for the wonderful new Georgian sash windows which have been recently fitted at my Grade II Listed home.

I did wonder, at many points throughout the whole arduous process, if the task of obtaining listed building consent, meeting conservation area restrictions and just dealing with the general snobbery attached to the idea of allowing Georgian double glazed sash windows was going to be worth it. However, I am delighted to say that it was.

The Georgian bars are very delicate and look superb. As a result, our 17th century home now has an original look and feel that everyone is happy with, whilst providing the benefits of double-glazing which is an added bonus when you live right next door to Heathrow.

I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Copycats to anyone considering renovating or replacing their sash windows. Being a small company you might have to wait for your windows, but it's a wait that's extremely worthwhile. Very good value for money and a personal service that gives you the windows that you are looking for ! what more can a customer ask for?