Gardenpride Conservatories Did Not Install My Conservatory
I will get to Gardenpride Conservatories and the point of this post in a moment - but first one thing that still really gets me hot under the collar is when conservatory companies and their website designers STEAL images that belong to me or my company and put them on there website, as if it was work they did.
When I set up websites like ConservatoriesOnline.com/ back in 1999 I really was a First Mover in the area of creating information websites for consumers related to conservatories, double glazing, kitchens etc. Naturally this has meant some “copycats and of course I have no issue with that - healthy competition!
What I have objected to over the years is the number of websites that have stolen images from my websites without asking permission or paying for the right to use the image.
Indeed, it got so bad sometimes that when I eventually caught up with the culprit’s that they would claim that they had not stolen it of my website but another website that had originally stole it of me.
When I could (as in when I had the time) I would chase up these “offenders” and ask them to either 1) Remove the Image, 2) Pay for the Right to use or 3) give a credit to the original source of the image.
All companies had to do was ask - politely. But you know, a surprising number never did ask.
To be honest I have got fed up writing to companies and explaining the error of their ways, so for a change, I thought I might just high-lite some of the particularly bad examples here.
Take for example Gardenpride Conservatories, of Lowfields, Little Eversden, Cambridge - their home page is currently displaying a photograph of a conservatory that is in fact my own conservatory at home:
SEE SCREENSHOT of Gardenpride Conservatories website: (My conservatory is bottom right)
Interestingly, they claim that they supply a conservatory using 70mm Synseal Shield “Synerjy” profile - but my conservatory was built using Rehau Frames and a Quantal Conservatory Roof.
I wonder what “excuse” Garden Pride Conservatories will use when they eventually contact me about this post - to explain this happening??
Just so I am clear, I am not saying that Gardenpride conservatories are a bad supplier of conservatories, I know nothing of their reputation in their area.
What I am saying guys is GET PERMISSION !!