Conservatory - between 2 quotes

I'm hoping someone may be able to offer some advice. I'm looking to replace an old decrepit conservatory and have had a couple of quotes that I'm happy with but not sure how to choose between the two. Both companies have good reviews online, quotes are similar prices and I got on with both people who visited. I don't know enough to understand if there's any difference in quality of materials which is where I'm hoping for some help.

Both quotes include a survey, project management, waste disposal and an Active Blue glass roof. They both use the existing concrete base with no additional electrics/plumbing and provide 10 years insurance. 

Quote 1
Gutters and downpipes and associated lead work

White windows with 2no opening lights and French Door with glazed side panels manufactured from ‘lead free’ Pvc-u fully welded profiles.
‘ A’ Rated 4mm Low Iron x 20 Argon Gas filled cavity with Swiss V spacer bar x 4 Planitherm Total units are fitted as standard.
Critical locations are glazed with toughened glass in accordance with current Building Regulations. Security multi-point shoot-bolt locking, key locking handles and friction hinges are all included as standard features.

Quote 2
Registration of the new glazing with the relevant local authority
This company attached a CAD drawing (which I've attempted to post here). They also attached an 'eco energy plus' brochure which lists an 'A' rated low E glass with Argon gas filled cavity, a 6 chamber system, and an 'ERA' locking system for, I assume, both the windows and doors. The eco energy plus brochure is the only information I have from this company regarding quality of materials but it does look quite good.

My initial feelings are that quote 2 might be better, or am I falling for the addition of a drawing and a glossy brochure? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.


  • ratrace
    ratrace Posts: 1,009 Forumite
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    Hi, you need to add the quoted price to see if you are paying too much or too less
    Quote 1 = £*****
    Quote 2 = £****
    People are caught up in an egotistic artificial rat race to display a false image to society. We want the biggest house, fanciest car, and we don't mind paying the sky high mortgage to put up that show. We sacrifice our biggest assets our health and time, We feel happy when we see people look up to us and see how successful we are”

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  • Thanks for the reply, both very similar prices, quote 1 £5750, quote 2 £5980
  • greenface2
    greenface2 Posts: 471 Forumite
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    What are the profiles being used . good ones like rehau . kommerling . veka . & average ones like spectus . system 70 . eurocell . Seem very similar  quotes and good choice to go with active glass , you could play one against the other and try for extras .
  • greenface2
    greenface2 Posts: 471 Forumite
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    also under 6k isn't a bad price without seeing the sizes but its not big going off the look of the French door (about 2200 x 1800)
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