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Munster joinery



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,778 ✭✭✭ Acosta

    Windows lads. Who's the best out there?

  • Registered Users Posts: 473 ✭✭ Turbohymac

    A total ****e company churning out very badly made crap..I have their windows and doors in an old house I refurbished in 04 and the front teak door is barely acceptable..but the back pvc door constantly leaks water into the hall and the pvc windows are pure crap..constantly breaking hinge mechanism that seems to seize up..
    But what keeps them in business is their chep prices..
    I was building a new house in 2009 and they could do all the windows in a big 2 story home for 14k the next cheapest was 24k ..
    People think there getting a bargain but are only buying crap..
    This company wouldn't survive selling their crap in mainland Europe
    Avoid at all costs

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,363 ✭✭✭✭ rob316

    Acosta wrote: »
    Windows lads. Who's the best out there?

    Senator, but not cheap

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,427 ✭✭✭✭ jmayo

    Not from Cork lads, lots of relatives there though.
    Living far far away from ye.

    Anyway saw this thread on home page and have to comment on Munster Joinery.

    Bought house with their windows and they are pure shy*e.

    I had to get ladder out to climb up to window to help shut it from the outside.

    The hinges are pure muck.
    We had them out to supposedly fix the hinges. Not sure what the waster did and what he told the missus, but I might as well have got one to kids out with a set of play tools to have a go at them.

    Save yourself time and money and find ANYONE ELSE.

  • Posts: 17,733 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    rob316 wrote: »
    Senator, but not cheap

    Yes, I've a friend who was in the window game as a rep most of his working like. He's retired now but his comments are as you say. Their installers are also faultless according to him.

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 13,417 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ednwireland

    had a patio door replaced, used munster joinery (wanted rationel but they refused to come from omagh to install a patio door)

    the installers were great and very happy with my triple glazed aluclad patio door.

    my original windows were munster in 99 and i think they are crap but they are still in, had the local guy from them in a couple of years ago and he went round and fixed hinges and seals so they worked properly again
    i also insulated their wooden doors properly a while ago (they didnt have insulation standards when we bought them)

    a mixed bag really !

  • Registered Users Posts: 624 ✭✭✭ danoriordan1402

    Finally got my MJ double doors replaced last week, ordered from Senator last Sept but Covid delayed everything. Front door locking mechanism finally gave up so spoke to Senator about the order and they could do the works under essential services. Very happy with the job, new front door with side windows, and new sliding patio door and also 2 picture windows that replaced 2 other MJ double doors.
    Guys came in and did a cracking job, left the place spotless as well .

    Makes a huge difference to the back room where the MJ doors were just not sealing right, even after replacing seals.

    Also I have a good sized roll of door seal left if anyone is looking for some, free to a good home if local in Cork

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,367 ✭✭✭ kerryjack

    Any one know the price of a 6 foot French door supply and fit.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,778 ✭✭✭ Acosta

    rob316 wrote: »
    Senator, but not cheap

    Cheers. I've sent off an email for a quote.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,047 ✭✭✭ Dbu

    Sky windows, has anyone used them? looking at getting a few prices for windows and doors. thanks

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,451 ✭✭✭ Odelay

    rob316 wrote: »
    Senator, but not cheap

    Would have to agree. They did a faultless job for my parents.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1 einstein88

    Not too long ago there were 7 pages here, now there seem to be only 4 pages, what happened?

    I had bookmarked this link:

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,668 ✭✭✭ Mav11

    There seems to be more posts in each of the pages, so less pages!

  • Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭ corkmans1

    Can I get some recommendations please. 5 windows. Cork city area.

  • Registered Users Posts: 443 ✭✭ costacorta

    I used classic in ovens 2 years ago all new windows and French door and found them very good if that helps ? .

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,252 ✭✭✭ olestoepoke

    My experience with MJ, their windows and doors are great quality in comparison, the guys that install them can be hit or miss, mostly miss. They can be rough and most of them are not qualified to cut turf never mind installations. Beware of the "touch-up" guys, they are scam artists. Ok so here's the scenario, your sliding doors are installed to a decent enough quality, they open and close with ease etc, however, the new doors are scrapped and full of small dents and larger scuffs. You call the company and complain that your new doors are damaged in areas, you are assured that the quality control guy will follow up in a couple of days to take care of it. Sure enough the guy comes within a few days in a smaller MJ van. He fixes any imperfections with what seems like a miracle touch-up paint and replaces any broken or missing parts. When he's done he calls you out and you will be astonished at the transformation, the doors will look immaculate, no scuffs, scrapes or dents and on his way he goes. about a week or two later after a few days rain etc you'll be heading out to your garden and to your horror will discover most of the dents, scuffs and scrapes have miraculously re-appeared, most people will feel like they are too fussy or "moaners" if they call again and will leave well enough alone. Those who do call will be told that it was fixed and those scrapes etc must be new so theres nothing they can do.

  • Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭ corkmans1

    Thanks guys, any ideas of price difference between triple/double glaze. Will give classic and senator a call and get some prices. Should I add 10 or 30%. Anyone have experience with 2020 windows in ballincollig? Or perfect homes windows and doors? Thanks

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  • Registered Users Posts: 812 ✭✭✭ keeffo2005

    Stay well clear if MJ, I asked the apparent quality guy about the thickness of the panes and he said they are all the same, I asked should 1 at least be thicker or thinner for frequency changes and he had no clue what I was on about. I find there triple glazed seems to echo which is weird

    Also the bluffer quality engineer tried to tell me its perfectly normal to force slam a front door, and also told me its perfectly normal to have condensation build up on the internal side of triple glazed windows cos when we breath we let out moisture. I was shocked by his dickhead arrogant and aggressive approach and can see how it probably works on most people.

    Wouldn't ever recommend them.

    On further research if you are getting new windows, after the window ins make sure you lift or replace the internal window sil and fill it with foam, install insulated plaster board around the internal reveals and if you have money install external insulated cladding to the external reveals and install an insulated external sil over the existing (like they do if wrapping a house with external insulation) this properly seals the windows, not like silicone most installers use

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,503 ✭✭✭✭ Strumms

    My folks used them 13 years ago on a new build.. Faultless but their owner knew the builder who is very well regarded so maybe they went quality plus for us... but the windows, doors, frames are all top quality material and the workmanship was clean and faultless..

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 13,619 Mod ✭✭✭✭ whiterebel

    Our estate has them since it was built 20 years ago. If I had my way I'd rip them out and put in decent windows. We changed the Front and back doors a couple of years ago, and there is a massive difference in quality.

    There was a case where the 1st floor Window fell out of its frame, narrowly missing a person walking underneath. MJ kept going on that there was a call out fee to inspect the damage, and kept repeating that line until they were threatened with a solicitor. Not the only one for a window to fall out in the estate.

    They told me that they provide a one year warranty on their windows.......😲

    They finish on the windows is poor, with a lot of scrapes and scratches on, which didn't become apparent until washed. Glass and frames quite badly scratched up. As the estate was being built for another couple of years, we didn't see how bad it was until they were washed the first time. My window cleaner was appalled as we had done the inside as well, and all of a sudden you could see how badly the glass was marked. He was showing me his cleaning equipment to show that there was nothing sharp in it, and that the water was free from debris.

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