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Sarkmeister

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1,251 posts

98 months

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Afternoon

We are looking to replace the only non sash window in our house and have just had a quote. The window is approx 1m wide and 2m high. The quote has come in at £1580 + VAT fitted (spiral springs).

Is this reasonable? It's just that it's over twice what I was expecting.....

We were also quote about £1200 for uPVC, but I think we prefer matching the other wood windows in the house.

I'm trying to get other quotes but wanted to check if I am fooling myself.

Cheers

CSJXX

288 posts

72 months

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We paid roughly £750 for similar sized sash window on springs. Not sure of fitting cost as we paid for 18 windows to be fitted at the same time.

Windows from www.allanbrothers.co.uk

Very good quality and comes with all the guarantees you want.


Rosscow

1,695 posts

43 months

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Sarkmeister said:
Afternoon

We are looking to replace the only non sash window in our house and have just had a quote. The window is approx 1m wide and 2m high. The quote has come in at £1580 + VAT fitted (spiral springs).

Is this reasonable? It's just that it's over twice what I was expecting.....

We were also quote about £1200 for uPVC, but I think we prefer matching the other wood windows in the house.

I'm trying to get other quotes but wanted to check if I am fooling myself.

Cheers
All depends on style. Does it have glazing bars? How many panes of glass? Double or single glazed? Hardwood or softwood?

There are a lot of variables smile

Sarkmeister

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Rosscow said:
All depends on style. Does it have glazing bars? How many panes of glass? Double or single glazed? Hardwood or softwood?

There are a lot of variables smile
Both top and bottom sections are split into three parts vertically. Single glazed (unless double isn't much more). Dunno about the wood.

To be honest I don't know much about windows. We'll be moving end of next year so not fussed about having all the bells and whistles just want all the windows to match.


Ken Sington

3,748 posts

118 months

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A bit on the high side, but not that far off. Just had a quote for a double glazed sash window for a grand. Custom made joinery is pricey!
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1JEB

254 posts

98 months

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Saturday 13th October 2012 quote quote all
We're about to start a house renovation and have been getting quotes for around 20 sash windows. There appear to be some subtle differences with respect to the mechanism which affect the cost. Also, soft wood windows come in cheaper than hard wood but obviously aren't as resilient. If you don't take care of them we were warned that soft wood might need attention after 5 years.

We're looking at similar sized soft wood for 800 and hardwood for 1200.

skintemma

400 posts

22 months

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Try Howarth. They're softwood but have paint guarantees for ten years, window guarantees for 30. I've just put in an order - think the sash ones from memory were about £650 each. There are restrictions on styles, etc - they're limited. But they work for us!

CSJXX

288 posts

72 months

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You could try mock sash windows, look very similar while closed and cheaper. We tried to go for these but planning wouldn't allow!

bigandclever

6,972 posts

118 months

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Do you need to replace, or refurb? We had some crazily expensive quotes for replacement. In the end, the worst ones were refurbed by http://www.ventrolla.co.uk/ for about a third of the quote to replace. Where appropriate, frame replaced, re-glazed, new cord, weight, fittings and so on, plus their draught-proofing thing worked out at about £500 per window. Quite pleased to be fair.

amirzed

1,018 posts

56 months

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try this guy www.nejoinery.co.uk, a few of my friends have used him for sash windows...

Sarkmeister

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Cheers for all the help.

The window installed at the moment isnt a sash, so we can't go with refurb sadly.

I'll have a look at Howarth. Might sound bad , but I don't mind getting softwood, as I'll not be here for more than 18 months or so.

skintemma

400 posts

22 months

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Even my builder, who's a bit of a stickler, was staggered by the quality of the Howarth windows. He couldn't believe the prices for what you get. I saved about £10K on the windows for our project!
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