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Thank you all for your input. You are right, my insurer had a list of approved repairers in the area. I have chosen one of them (checked as much as I could about their work). If I've gone with one not on the list, it would have been 250 extra. As my excess is already massive, and I do not know at this moment if I'll get that money back- I have chosen to go with insurers bodyshop to keep the cost down (Rainbow in Farnborough). I got assurances from them that only OEM parts will be used (it will be in writing), and will get 5 year warranty on their work. Considering I only got 3 and half years of warranty left from Renault, I think this is OK. The new door will be sprayed and blended in and decals put on. They will also put in new window regulator, as the old one might be bent. It all sounds OK to me. Let me know what you think...
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Let me know what you think...
That all sounds above board to me Mel. If they are using OEM parts, then I don't think there's much to be gained by spending another 250 to go somewhere else that you don't know any more about. It'll be a straightforward repair that shouldn't involve cutting into the car, so basically any bodyshop worthy of the name should be able to do a decent job.

I'm not getting any red flags for Rainbow Farnborough; they seem to get good reviews, this for example. Replacing the window regulator shows they've thought through the implications of the accident.
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Update:

Finally resolved, other party at fault. Great result and I should have my car back from the repairers this week. Long wait, but decals need to be put on by specialist, so I'm happy to wait. Thanks for all your help!
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