Cornwall LivingIssue #70
In the frame
Daniel Kensit of Bude Windows & Conservatories shares the latest trends in outdoor-indoor living.
It’s the independent family businesses that are the real heart and soul of Cornwall. One such example is Bude Windows & Conservatories, a company that takes great pride in putting the needs of the customer above all else. Alongside quality products, you’ll find excellent all-round service, from installation itself, to the advice and aftercare, ensuring your home is the perfect sanctuary that you can’t wait to return to, day after day.
“the greatest satisfaction is seeing the end result and the happy faces of our customers, once a job is completed.”
We catch up with salesman Daniel Kensit, to find out the key to success. Daniel has worked for the family business for about ten years now, having joined the ranks at 16. Daniel went to college to complete a building apprenticeship, before constructing the brick bases for conservatories and orangeries installed by the company. He did this for about eight years, before moving into the office, working with customer services and now as a salesman. So, it’s fair to say that he knows every aspect of the business as well as anyone.
What does Daniel love most about the job? “Without a doubt,” begins Daniel, “the greatest satisfaction is seeing the end result and the happy faces of our customers, once a job is completed. Creating the perfect home is so important to people and I love helping customers to realise their dreams, giving advice on performance and efficiency of products as well as their aesthetics.” Indeed, having been actively involved in everything from surveying and sales, installation to aftercare, he’s well placed to help you make the right choice for your home, both in terms of functionality and design.
This broad ranging experience also means that Daniel is on the pulse with the latest trends. “Over the last couple of years, we’ve definitely seen a rise in the popularity of orangeries,” says Daniel. “Recently, we’ve been working on a lovely orangery in Chilsworthy, in a very traditional design. Then another project is right at the other end of the spectrum with a really contemporary design. We can help achieve the look that fits your preferences and style of property.”
Word of mouth and reputation are so important for Bude Windows & Conservatories and, as well as the finishing itself, it’s largely the continued aftercare that keeps the recommendations flooding in. “I always visit to make sure that it’s everything customers hoped for,” says Daniel. So, with summer on the way, perhaps now is the time to create that orangery you’ve always dreamed of?
“the greatest satisfaction is seeing the end result and the happy faces of our customers, once a job is completed."