Your right to complain

Every year the  our service help lots of people. However, every so often someone comes away from a service feeling unhappy. Perhaps you had to wait for ages, perhaps you felt that you were not treated with respect or courtesy. Perhaps our advice didn’t help or was wrong. Unfortunately, these things happen. We know we're not perfect. But we aim to be. That is why we have a complaints procedure. The majority of the time we will correct things; sometimes we can only explain ourselves and apologise. But we do want to learn from our mistakes. What you tell us helps to improve our service to you.


We will acknowledge your complaint with 8 days, we aim to resolve your complaint as quickly as humanly possible. However, we advise that your complaint will be processed within 8 weeks, from the date of your complaint. We will treat your complaint confidentially, seriously and quickly.


What can I do?

It is important to let us know that you are unhappy and to give them us the chance to put things right. Don’t be afraid to speak to the manager or deputy manager – we could able sort out the problem straight away. Otherwise, move to the more formal process.


Making a formal complaint

There are several ways to make a complaint. You can put the information in a letter and send it to us vis a postal service, you can email us using the for provided on our complaints page, you can email us directly or call us to discuss anything of concern. Complaints can be addressed to Shining Windows or the operations manager. You can call us on the phone or arrange an appointment so that everyone can investigate your complaint on site.


If you prefer, you can ask us to refer your complaint to a bureau. You can complain via Citizens Advice by calling their complaints line. Or you can email your complaint to them directly. Citizens Advice will assess who is the best person to handle your complaint and ask them to deal with it on your behalf.


Your complaint will be investigated by a manager under the direction of the proprietor, or by the chair if you are complaining about an individual inparticular. If it is upheld, you will get a full apology and, where appropriate, be given details of any action that the compan is taking to put things right. If you are not satisfied with the outcome, you can ask for a further review. Shining Windows retains the right to close complaints fully investigated, after a second review a compalint can not be reviewed again.


Shining Windows will aim to resolve your complaint within eight weeks. However, if the issue is complicated, any delay will be explained and you will be kept informed of progress.

Review of your complaint

If you are still not happy after our response, you can request a further review.


The review will be conducted under the direction of a different executive. If you are still not happy, you can ask for your complaint to be looked at by an Independent Adjudicator upon your own instruction, we will not refer you to an independant service, you will need to source these services independantly.


Thank you for taking the time to contact us, we will reference the information raised during any complaint to improve our services, relationships and customer service.