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    • bloke91
    • By bloke91 23rd Jun 19, 8:40 PM
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    Double Glazing Replacement Quote
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    • 23rd Jun 19, 8:40 PM
    Double Glazing Replacement Quote 23rd Jun 19 at 8:40 PM
    Hi

    I recently had a local company provide a quote to replace my windows and a couple of doors. They use Liniar as the window manufacture.

    It came to £9778 and they are apparently providing a discount and it should be £16255. Not convinced about the £16225 think that's a sales technique but there was no pressure selling though, they are advising 40% discount at there showroom.

    Do you think this is a reasonable price?

    10 Windows white UPVC and widow sill boards replaced.
    1 bay window that is 4 window panels wide.
    1 Composite door
    1 UPVC door.
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 24th Jun 19, 7:25 AM
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    • 24th Jun 19, 7:25 AM
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    • 24th Jun 19, 7:25 AM
    Why not just get a number of quotations, using local firms as far as possible?

    That's what we did for our replacement windows and, later, for a conservatory.
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    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 24th Jun 19, 8:00 AM
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    • 24th Jun 19, 8:00 AM
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    • 24th Jun 19, 8:00 AM
    As above get 3 more like for like quotations and work references if possible.

    You will soon know if you are getting ripped off or in the right ball park.
    • John.Wright
    • By John.Wright 25th Jun 19, 1:43 PM
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    • 25th Jun 19, 1:43 PM
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    • 25th Jun 19, 1:43 PM
    I've looked at the homeowner guides on this website and they've come in handy. They seem to be some kind of compare the market which also offer "funding" might be worth trying them out as a benchmark. Here's the link https://www.doubleglazingfunding.co.uk/
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 25th Jun 19, 2:24 PM
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    • #5
    • 25th Jun 19, 2:24 PM
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    • 25th Jun 19, 2:24 PM
    "Funding" for replacement windows is a load of bølløcks. It is just a sales pitch starting off with massively overinflated prices and then "discounted" to make look like you are getting a bargain.

    Had a bunch of charlatans from a company up north (Eco Frames) who initially cold called claiming to do a "free energy survey". This turned in to a sales pitch for uPVC windows with the carrot of "funding". Initial quote was for some £14,000 and with "funding" would come down to £7,000 - I would need to pay a £250 non-refundable deposit to see if I qualified for "funding".

    The whole sales pitch screams scam, scam, and con.

    A local company has quoted me £5,000 for the same job without any hard sell, bogus claims of funding or any other bullshıt.
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    • madlyn
    • By madlyn 26th Jun 19, 12:49 PM
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    • 26th Jun 19, 12:49 PM
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    • 26th Jun 19, 12:49 PM
    Find local tradesmen and get 3/4 quotes, steer clear of the big national companies, don't you ever watch Watchdog? they are all well know for their sales patter and B/S.
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