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11 December 2001


Bedroom and bathroom sites to be previewed at KBB2002

The company behind some of the UK's most successful home improvement websites is inviting kitchen suppliers to take advantage of a great double offer.

eBuilders, whose Kitchen-Buyers-Guide.com website has had over 30,000 visitors since it was launched in September, offers not only a free listing in its suppliers' directory but also an opportunity to receive ten free leads. These come through the contractor matching service, a popular feature of the website, in which potential customers are invited to contact up to four suppliers for brochures and quotations. And although there is no obligation to continue after the free trial, further leads can be purchased at very attractive rates, depending on volume.

eBuilders, which will be exhibiting at KBB2002 in Hall 19, Stand K46, is also previewing its bathroom and bedroom sites at the exhibition.

"Like our conservatory site, www.conservatoriesonline.com, our kitchen site has quickly become the premier online resource for consumers," said eBuilders' site content manager Aafke Krol. "Suppliers who link up with us will not only help us give browsers the best possible service but also do themselves a favour at the same time."

12 November 2001


Millions of pounds' worth of business generated from eBuilders' sites

Home improvement companies with a presence on the innovative eBuilders group of websites have notched up over 16,000 enquiries over the past year, leading to business worth millions of pounds.

Conservatory websites, including the groundbreaking www.conservatoriesonline.com, have generated nearly 12,000 enquiries. Windows sites, including www.windowstoday.co.uk, have clocked up nearly 4,000 enquiries, while the www.almostimpartialguide.co.uk kitchen buyer's guide, launched in September 2001, is on course for 2000 enquiries by the end of the year.

The phenomenal success of the eBuilders websites is due not only to their user-friendly construction and informative content but equally to the high positions they constantly occupy in the major search engines.

"It's fair to say that companies featured on our websites are finding it a highly effective way of not only publicising their products and services but also pulling in the business," said eBuilders managing director Barry Dunlop.

16 October 2001


Great success forecast for DIY conservatory site

DIY suppliers can take advantage of a free marketing opportunity that will put their names in front of precisely the people who might be interested in buying their products and services.

For the latest website from the hugely successful eBuilders stable is www.diy-conservatories-uk.co.uk which is aimed at DIY-ers who are thinking of adding a conservatory to their homes. And DIY companies can have a free listing on the site and/or sponsor a page at very economical rates.

Barry Dunlop, managing director of eBuilders, anticipates that his latest site will emulate the success of his other construction-related websites which now average 1,400 unique visits a day. These sites include the hugely successful www.conservatoriesonline.com.

Visitors to www.diy-conservatories-uk.co.uk can find out everything they need to know about building a conservatory, starting with the pros and cons of DIY and including not only valuable advice on such topics as conservatory styles, obtaining planning permission, construction, ventilation and glazing options but also links to DIY suppliers and a facility to request DIY brochures.
"Our websites have the content and impact to maintain top search engine positions so that browsers typing in key words like 'DIY' or 'conservatory' will find our site high on the resulting list," said Barry Dunlop.

Manufacturers and suppliers who want to be included on the website should call us on 01603 899910 or use our contact form above (horizontal navigation).

29 June 2001


'Ultimate' web site directory offers complimentary listing

Suppliers of double glazing and replacement windows are being invited to participate - completely free of charge - in an innovative internet marketing initiative.

The latest web site from the phenomenally successful eBuilders stable, www.double-glazing-replacement-windows.co.uk, is an online directory that is expected to become a hot hit with consumers.

The site not only lists local and national suppliers but also offers tips and advice, provides anwers to the ten most frequently-asked questions and has a facility through which potential buyers can request three quotations.

Barry Dunlop, head of eBuilders, expects the web site to emulate the success of his other construction-related sites, including the groundbreaking www.conservatoriesonline.com

"Our editorial review team is putting together what we believe will be largest directory of double-glazing and conservatory supplier links in the UK - possibly the world," said Barry Dunlop, head of eBuilders. "We aim to ensure it becomes the ultimate double-glazing buyer's resource."

13th June 2001


'Awards enable consumers to recognise top companies' says MD

Conservatory suppliers are being urged to demonstrate their commitment to quality products and customer service by entering the Conservatory Installer of the Year category at this year's Glassex Industry Awards.

The award is being sponsored by ConservatoriesOnline (COL), the company behind the innovative portal website, www.conservatoriesonline.com, that has revolutionized the conservatory market worldwide, and a number of related websites.

Barry Dunlop, head of COL, said all professional conservatory suppliers should consider entering.

"We're sponsoring this award as part of our ongoing commitment to promoting excellence within the conservatory industry," he said.

"The Glassex awards are very meaningful and worthwhile accolades. They allow both the industry and, more importantly, consumers to recognise those companies that provide the best in terms of product quality, industry innovation and customer service.

"Winning an award is not only a powerful aid to marketing but also a useful boost for staff motivation and recruitment."

To find out more about the Glassex Industry Awards and ConservatoriesOnline's involvement visit www.conservatoriesonline.com

8th April 2001

New home swimming pool guide on popular website

Any home owner who is considering splashing out on a swimming pool can get the lowdown on swimming pool enclosures by logging on to a website that has become a 'must' for home improvers.

Set up just over a year ago to provide a down-to-earth and user-friendly guide to conservatories and sun rooms, www.conservatoriesonline.com has been expanded to include a comprehensive section on swimming pool enclosures.

Among the information given are tips on what to look out for and what to avoid, when planning permission is needed, an idea of costs and a picture gallery of enclosures.

"More and more people are attracted to the idea of an enclosed pool and it's a viable idea for many homeowners," said Barry Dunlop, managing director of eBuilders which launched the website. "However, there are plenty of pitfalls and many things to take into consideration when choosing an enclsoure. Our swimming pool section aims to offer impartial advice that enables prospective purchasers to do their homework before taking the plunge."

www.conservatoriesonline.com, which has become indispensable to consumers seeking comprehensive information about conservatories, now also includes sections devoted to conservatory gardening tips, blinds, conservatory projects, DIY and an online garden bookstore.

8th April 2001


Re-vamp includes additional 'accessory' sections for expanded service
Home-owners who flock to the nation's favourite conservatory website can now enjoy a range of additional services, thanks to a first-anniversary makeover.

The user-friendly www.conservatoriesonline.com, which became an immediate hit with people seeking independent information and advice about conservatories, has already set new standards in internet shopping.

Now, in finest 'makeover' tradition, the site has been re-vamped and a number of new sections - covering conservatory gardening tips, blinds, price guide, conservatory projects and an online garden bookstore - have been added.

"The trend towards 'outdoor living' is gaining momentum, as is the trend for consumers to shop with their fingers," said Barry Dunlop, managing director of eBuilders and the brains behind the website. "And visitors to our site can find out just about all they could ever possibly want to know about conservatories, sunrooms and orangeries."

Apart from containing information about everything from building regulations and difficult sites to roofing options and solar coatings, the site has an extensive picture gallery of conservatory designs and a facility to pose questions to a team of independent experts. Browsers can even request quotations from three local suppliers.

"Our site is not a glorified brochure but a wealth of objective information, presented in a down-to-earth manner, that is designed to arm people with the facts that will help them make a wise purchasing decision," said Mr Dunlop. "The fact that up to 1,000 visitors log on to this site and the associated Buyers Guide site each day confirms that it is filling a real need in the marketplace."

5 October 2000


New website offers comprehensive guide to replacement windows and doors Suppliers of replacement patio doors, porches, French windows and doubleglazing can take advantage of a new marketing opportunity that will put their names in front of the very people who are interested in their products and services.

Home improvement website specialist eBuilders, the company which set a new trend in internet shopping with the groundbreaking www.conservatoriesonline.com, has launched www.windowstoday.co.uk - as its name implies, a website devoted to the windows-related sector.

Barry Dunlop, who heads up eBuilders, is offering suppliers the opportunity to be part of his retail revolution by having their products and services featured on the website. Companies can opt for a free listing on the site or have a hyperlink to their own site for as little as £49. If they don't have a website, eBuilders can design and host a site for as little as £100 for a home page.

"We want to bring the internet and its benefits to the UK home improvement industry," said Mr Dunlop. "Our sites are much, much more than online brochures - they are designed to inform, educate and sell."

The website not only gives help with finding a supplier, choosing a product and selecting a builder but also offers practical tips, a style gallery and masses of practical information. There is also an option for requesting three no-obligation quotes online.

"Our sites have the content and impact to maintain top search engine positions so that browsers typing in key words like 'replacement windows' will find our site high on the resulting list," said Mr Dunlop. "We're confident that www.windowstoday.co.uk will be as useful and popular with consumers as our conservatory site - which notches up more than 500 visits a day - has proved to be."

Manufacturers and suppliers who want to be included on the website should call Barry Dunlop on 01903 856679 or email him at info@ebuilders.co.uk

30 August 2000


Record internet usage reported by key directory sites

Sales leads are soaring for conservatory companies promoting themselves through specialist internet directories. As more customers use the net for making buying decisions, the industry's premier web marketing facility reports record online activity.

The dominant position of conservatoriesonline.com as the most popular online route to a conservatory supplier is bringing record lead generation for the companies registered with its directories. 

The site and its associated buyer's guide almostimpartialguide.co.uk consistently appear in the top positions of the major Internet search engines in response to searches for "conservatories". It currently holds 'top ten' positions in all 14 leading world-wide search engines.

Barry Dunlop, managing director of eBuilders, the company behind conservatoriesonline.com and its sister sites, said: "Maintaining such a strong position in the search engines is obviously important to our task of attracting potential buyers to the suppliers listed in our directories."

"It's working extremely well, with large numbers of good quality sales leads being generated every week. It means that a listing on our directories is by far the most powerful method of internet marketing, and it also reflects huge growth in the use of the internet for buying conservatories and related products."

conservatoriesonline.com, launched just six months ago, is attracting up to 600 visitors a day. The average visitor stays for just under 10 minutes, although one clocked up an impressive three hours. Mr Dunlop said: "It's proving a major business generator for suppliers, and we are still seeking reputable companies in some areas to ensure comprehensive coverage for customers."

A trade listing on almostimpartialguide.co.uk is free, and on conservatoriesonline.com costs £49 a year plus VAT.

This month (September) eBuilders launches a sister site windowstoday.co.uk, which is predicted to do for the replacement window industry what the original site has done for the conservatory industry - produce a retail revolution.

24 May 2000


Internet buying soars through innovative website

As gardening and home improvements reach record levels of popularity, a web site making it easy to buy conservatories is becoming a major e-commerce success and setting a new trend in internet shopping.

Conservatories Online, at www.conservatoriesonline.com, was created by UK-based eBuilders to make life easier for people to shop around in the highly competitive conservatory market. The website provides comprehensive information about conservatory designs, regulations and local suppliers, and will automatically obtain three local competitive quotes for potential buyers.

Conservatory companies, quick to see its huge potential for boosting sales, have joined the site to make it a huge resource of contacts and information throughout the UK and USA. 

UK residents from Scotland to the West Country have used the website to buy their conservatories, and in the US a major conservatory retailer won business worth almost $100,000 through the website in the first two months.

Barry Dunlop, managing director of eBuilders, said: "The success of the website confirms that this is a great way to choose and buy conservatories. The site provides an excellent service for potential buyers - supplying local competitive quotes which the customer can consider in comfort and without any pressure."

Conservatoriesonline includes an extensive picture gallery of conservatory designs and a huge amount of independent information about conservatories and sunrooms, enabling people to get expert guidance and ideas with maximum convenience.

The website includes a comprehensive 'buyer's guide' and an easy-to-use quotation form as well as advice on how to rate suppliers. There is even a facility to send questions to a team of independent experts.

"When we launched the site some people doubted whether there would be much interest," said Mr Dunlop. "They said conservatories just weren't the sort of product people would want to buy through the Internet."

"But this is really just a highly convenient information source and a great way of obtaining competitive quotes from local suppliers." 

"It's a great combination of the new and the traditional - using the power of internet technology to help the buyer choose, but keeping the personal relationship and individual customer service once the selection is made."

The site is at http://www.conservatoriesonline.com. More details are available from Barry Dunlop on 01903 856679 or e-mail info@ebuilders.co.uk

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