The first question everyone asks when they decide to have new windows is “How much will it cost me?” The problem with that question is it can be far more complicated than people realise. Let’s try and break things down a little. Here are some initial things to keep in mind:

  • uPVC is the cheapest double glazing window frame.
  • Wooden frames are typically the most expensive option.
  • uPVC double glazing costs are around 30% less than wood and 50% less than aluminium.
  • The most popular window styles are uPVC casement, sash, tilt turn and dual turn.
  • The Casement style is generally the cheapest option.
  • Triple glazing is typically around 30% more expensive.

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Every property is different and therefore it is difficult to provide an upfront cost for your double glazing installation. Some of the factors that need to be considered when calculating the price of your new windows will be:

  • The number of windows you need.
  • The type of window.
  • The size of the windows.
  • The amount of work needed to fit them.
  • Extras – decorative glass, colours, handles and the type of material.

Other factors which contribute to your overall double glazing costs include supplementary add-ons such as bespoke colour options, heightened security options or the installation of cat flaps in matching uPVC doors.

With all this in mind choosing the right company is vital, as this is a serious investment. So, how do you go about choosing the right one for you?

  • Firstly, ask friends and family for any recommendations. If they are happy with the service they received and price quoted, the chances are that you will be too.
  • You should request several quotes for your double-glazing, so that you can compare and contrast to see if they differ widely and why this might be.
  • Make sure you understand all the costs involved, including what is standard and what are optional extras.
  • Ask the company you’re thinking of using for an address to visit so that you can see their handiwork and assess it for yourself.
  • Choose a company recommended by others and with good customer feedback. This is a good indication that the company will be happy to resolve any issues that may arise with the installation.

There are different window types that suit (or in some cases are required for) different homes.The price to double glaze period buildings for example will vary considerably, and can be quite expensive. Casement windows are the standard in double glazing these days and will generally suit most properties, from rustic cottages to modern new builds and will be cheap in comparison to sash windows or tilt and turn. They are also widely used in conservatories and porches and can be used to create a range of stunning bay windows.

Your new double glazed windows will be energy efficient helping you to make savings on your heating bills as well as being more effective at noise reduction and having added security.

What should be included in your double glazing costs?

  • A full Technical Survey to check measurements and ensure building regulations are met.
  • The product itself, window, door or conservatory.
  • Wide choice of different window, door or conservatory styles and designs.
  • The measurements / sizes of the product you require.
  • The uPVC frame colour.
  • The energy efficiency rating for windows (either A, B or C WER).
  • Security features such as standard or high security locking systems.
  • Glass (either standard, toughened or obscured).
  • Handles (in various colour options such as white, gold, chrome or black).
  • The external cill for your new window or door.
  • Full installation including all colour matched trims, fixings, silicones and sealants.
  • Registration with an industry body such as FENSA or Certass and relevant certification.
  • Full after care service.
  • The removal and disposal of your old windows, doors or conservatory.

So what now?

As you can see there is a lot to be considered before you can even begin to know how much double glazed windows will cost you. The best place to start getting some real figures is the quote process. Amber offers a free no obligation quote valid for 12 months. Yes, we will need to come and measure up and have a chat. This is so we can get the information needed and more importantly it’s all so that we can get it right for you.

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