Replacement double glazed windows

Hi, have had a quote today, but struggling to find online comparisons.

Windows will be casement, standard white handles, all plain and flat.

1 window 1730 wide, 1300 height
1 window 1730 x 1000
3 bedroom windows 1150 x 1160
Bathroom 1140 x 980
1 window 600 x 980

All except the last will have 2 openings, one of which is a fanlight, the last window is a single opening. I have also been advised that the 3 bedroom Windows need to be fire escape compliant.

The property is in the home counties. The price given was 6100 including vat and disposal of the existing windows.

Any guidance appreciated or if anyone knows of an online calculator that can give a ballpark figure without having to input personal details.

Thanks

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  • A lot depends on what is coming out and how much work involved to make good (if needed ) 6k seems steep . Get a few locals not nationals around for a free chat and honest quote . I'm not interested we live too far apart but that's a £3k ish job 
  • Too expensive
  • Carrot007
    Carrot007 Posts: 4,534 Forumite
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    juliee19 said:
    Hi, have had a quote today, but struggling to find online comparisons.

    Windows will be casement, standard white handles, all plain and flat.

    1 window 1730 wide, 1300 height
    1 window 1730 x 1000
    3 bedroom windows 1150 x 1160
    Bathroom 1140 x 980
    1 window 600 x 980

    All except the last will have 2 openings, one of which is a fanlight, the last window is a single opening. I have also been advised that the 3 bedroom Windows need to be fire escape compliant.

    The property is in the home counties. The price given was 6100 including vat and disposal of the existing windows.

    Any guidance appreciated or if anyone knows of an online calculator that can give a ballpark figure without having to input personal details.

    Thanks

    Sounds expensive. But you left out where you are and who quoted you which are massive factors.

    Fire escape complient just means a different opening and quite frankly a better one that should be on all opening windows. I doubt it costs any different. Some people however do not like windows you can jump out of which is why they probably mentioned it. They should not be charging extra. Such windows are easier to clean also.

    (As an asside. White handles ICK. Though all handles are fairly cheap unless very odd and remember to get offset ones for the sake of your fingers!).

  • Thank you all.

    Brick property with existing double glazing that is 25 years old. It was cheap and very draughty at the closings now. No scaffolding needed. Quoted by a local independent with a good reputation for workmanship and leaving good.

    I have to wait a week for another quote, but he didn't seem that keen. Another wants to quote from photos, which doesn't give me the opportunity to ask questions or view the quality. I know I am not an expert, but with the quote I have the units are much more solid and robust looking than the existing units.

    Thanks again.
  • Slinky
    Slinky Posts: 9,973 Forumite
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    We've just had 6 windows replaced 5 of which are large 2 to 2.4 meters wide, as it's an 1960s house. £3235+VAT. All had a mixture of casement and fanlights, and 3 of them are foiled in grey on the outside.  We're in Suffolk.
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  • juliee19 said:
    Thank you all.

    Brick property with existing double glazing that is 25 years old. It was cheap and very draughty at the closings now. No scaffolding needed. Quoted by a local independent with a good reputation for workmanship and leaving good.

    I have to wait a week for another quote, but he didn't seem that keen. Another wants to quote from photos, which doesn't give me the opportunity to ask questions or view the quality. I know I am not an expert, but with the quote I have the units are much more solid and robust looking than the existing units.

    Thanks again.
    Overpriced . You are doing the right way . ask questions . Learn from the answers the first person gives and ask the next one . Don't get too blinded by the spec . Its about 50% of the quality along with the right size and care and quality of the fitters . Most frames are decent now , they have to be to pass the ratings A or A+ with plani glass and warm edge spacer . Ive never used scaffold on a 2 storey domestic property to fit windows . Not required 
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