New external french door and window cost

Hi All

I am getting a single upvc window and external upvc french doors replaced on my property which are being brought in by my builder.
I have 2 questions regarding this.

Firstly. My builder has advised against buying the window and external door from the big chains such as wickes and rather to buy a spectus door and window as its much better quality. Would you agree with this.

Secondly. He has quoted me £450 for the French doors and £300 for the windows (just cost of window/door not fitting). Does this seem to be correct as I can't see spectus publish their prices anywhere online.

Approx size for window opening is 32inches x 60 inches. Top half of window will open outwards.

Door will be 4ft French door fully glazed, standard height

I appreciate it's hard to give accurate price without full detail. I'm just trying to see if it's in the correct ballpark and or if I'm being taken for a ride. Both door and window are going to be basic. Nothing fancy

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  • your builder is about right on both counts . You can get cheaper if you shopped around but 450 for a small French door inc glass is about spot on for spectus and 300 is possibly slightly overpriced but not by much . unless your sizes are exact with off the shelf it wont look as good as a properly measured and installed one .
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    Zuber wrote: »
    Hi All

    I am getting a single upvc window and external upvc french doors replaced on my property which are being brought in by my builder.
    I have 2 questions regarding this.

    Firstly. My builder has advised against buying the window and external door from the big chains such as wickes and rather to buy a spectus door and window as its much better quality. Would you agree with this.

    Secondly. He has quoted me £450 for the French doors and £300 for the windows (just cost of window/door not fitting). Does this seem to be correct as I can't see spectus publish their prices anywhere online.

    Approx size for window opening is 32inches x 60 inches. Top half of window will open outwards.

    Door will be 4ft French door fully glazed, standard height

    I appreciate it's hard to give accurate price without full detail. I'm just trying to see if it's in the correct ballpark and or if I'm being taken for a ride. Both door and window are going to be basic. Nothing fancy

    Do you mind letting me know how much the installation would cost? I'm looking into how much to replace double doors at the back. Think they are French doors
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  • We recently had a 4ft french door install in our kitchen.
    We had 3 quotes for the supply and install of the door.

    First £895
    Second £795
    Third £1200

    We went for the first quote £895 mainly because we got the best vibe from him. He was professional, honest and gave us all details on the glass etc used.

    We are very happy with the door and the install.

    We are in the North East if that makes a difference.
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