Double Glazing

Hi, I'm looking at replacing all my windows to UPVC double glazing.

I've looked on other forums which have suggested to stay away from big companies like anglican etc. I have only had one quote back so far from a local company, but they have quoted £3222 to replace 3 medium windows, 1 small window and a single patio door with a side panel - does that seems a little excessive?
Other local companies are not happy to just quote and want to take my details for a booking, which I am no where near ready for. Just looking for quotes so I know what I'm needing to save..

I've seen some people say it's cheaper to organise yourself - buy the windows direct and employ a builder to install etc - does anyone have any advice on this?
I don't want to spend a great deal - without compromising quality - as I know I'll be moving from this house within a year, but the windows are currently the originals from 1989 so it needs doing.
I was hoping to spend less than £2,000

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    Lauren5454 wrote: »
    I've seen some people say it's cheaper to organise yourself - buy the windows direct and employ a builder to install etc - does anyone have any advice on this?

    Certainly look at the cost of supply only windows. Do bear in mind that depending on the size and height from the floor, the glass may need to be toughened (the patio door will certainly need to be). If you were to go the "source your own & get a builder to fit", you would be responsible for any errors in measuring and also have to get the work signed off by building control.

    Check your local yellow pages for small, independent fitters and get quotes from them - You may well find the prices are just as competitive compared to any supply & builder fitting quotes with the added advantage that they would supply FENSA (or equivalent) paperwork.
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