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    • lambo28
    • By lambo28 13th Apr 17, 4:59 PM
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    Double glazing window estimate prices
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    • 13th Apr 17, 4:59 PM
    Double glazing window estimate prices 13th Apr 17 at 4:59 PM
    Dear All

    My son has just bought his first house and is looking to have all windows and doors replaced (currently wood ones have rotten through).

    The specifications are:

    Lounge - 1800x1350
    Lounge (side) - 600x1350
    Kitchen - 1200x1050
    Bathroom - 1200x600
    Master bedroom - 1200x1200
    Master bedroom (side) 600x1200
    Bedroom 2 - 1200x1200
    Bedroom 3 - 900x1200 (requires floating mullion)
    Front door - 900x2100
    French door - 1500x2100

    All frames are rosewood on the outside and white inside.
    Composite front door - 2 glazed and 2 panels. Bathroom and front door Cotswold glazing.

    I should be grateful if you would provide a estimate of the costs of the supply and fitting for the above windows and doors. The location is in the south east of the country.

    Thank you in advance.
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    • lambo28
    • By lambo28 13th Apr 17, 5:00 PM
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    • 13th Apr 17, 5:00 PM
    Moderators, please remove thread as I have posted in the wrong forum. Thank you.
    • Stevie Palimo
    • By Stevie Palimo 13th Apr 17, 5:01 PM
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    • 13th Apr 17, 5:01 PM
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    • 13th Apr 17, 5:01 PM
    What is the quote on the above specifications as I presume you did not measure and list all of that yourself.
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 13th Apr 17, 6:57 PM
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    • 13th Apr 17, 6:57 PM
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    Finger in the air ballpark...anywhere from at lleast £6k to £8k, depending on your door and window configuration. It's not just about size but the number of opening casements and panels too. You may also need toughened glazing for some of them depending on their height from the floor.

    Try justvaluedoors.co.uk as a starting point. You'll probably better off with a local firm but it should give you an idea. I based my estimate on an average price of £500 a window fitted, £1k for the french doors and £1k for the front door. The french doors might be a bit more, the front door a bit less but it depends on the manufacturer and style.

    I'm probably underestimating here. For example, justvaluedoors.co.uk is about £600 for a 1200x1200 window with no openers, just a plain window. But you should be able to negotiate for a big order with a local supplier.
    Last edited by TheCyclingProgrammer; 13-04-2017 at 7:04 PM.
    • lambo28
    • By lambo28 14th Apr 17, 11:19 PM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 11:19 PM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 11:19 PM
    Thank you for the above information. The measurements were roughly taken by me as they might be a slightly off. He's getting quotes this weekend so keep you posted.
    • lambo28
    • By lambo28 15th Apr 17, 3:37 PM
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    • 15th Apr 17, 3:37 PM
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    • 15th Apr 17, 3:37 PM
    Dear All

    So I have the following quote from local glazing shops with the specifications mentioned in my first post. I have highlighted the differences below.

    Installer 1 £4901 - all the specs in the first post but liniar Upvc and composite door (wood and foam filled).
    Installer 2 £4950 -all the specs in the first post but triple glazing.
    Installer 3 £5760 - all the specs in the first post but a solidor

    How are the quotes looking?

    Thank you
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 15th Apr 17, 3:45 PM
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    • 15th Apr 17, 3:45 PM
    Do your quotes also include FENSA certificates? If not, you will need to ge Building Control to inspect, and this will incur a fee.
    • lambo28
    • By lambo28 15th Apr 17, 4:06 PM
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    • 15th Apr 17, 4:06 PM
    Do your quotes also include FENSA certificates? If not, you will need to ge Building Control to inspect, and this will incur a fee.
    Originally posted by Annie1960
    Thanks. They all include a FENSA certification and 10 guarantee.
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 15th Apr 17, 9:24 PM
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    • 15th Apr 17, 9:24 PM
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    • 15th Apr 17, 9:24 PM
    Quotes seem ok to me, triple glazing probably not worth the extra, who manufactures the composite doors?
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 15th Apr 17, 9:51 PM
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    Thanks. They all include a FENSA certification and 10 guarantee.
    Originally posted by lambo28
    Read the guarantee, it will only be 10 years on the profiles, nothing on the mastic & something in between on everything else.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
    • lambo28
    • By lambo28 15th Apr 17, 11:16 PM
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    Quotes seem ok to me, triple glazing probably not worth the extra, who manufactures the composite doors?
    Originally posted by TheCyclingProgrammer
    Thank you.

    Installer 1 - Door Smart
    Installer 2 - county collection, Phoenix doors
    Installer 3 - Solidor
    • lambo28
    • By lambo28 18th Apr 17, 1:14 PM
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    Apologies, just another question. I can't seem to find any reviews on Swiftframes - does anyone have any experience of swiftframes? Thanks.

    Are there any particular manufactures I should use/avoid? Thank you.
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