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May 25, 2022
Replacing your existing windows with double-glazed uPVC windows will not only refresh the look of your home, it will reduce the amount of energy you use, keep your home cool in the summer & warm in the winter, and it could even push up the value of your home.
uPVC windows are the most popular type of replacement window here in the UK but with so many different types of uPVC window to choose from and with so many installers out there, how do you know what’s right for you and what you’ll need to budget for the job?
Every property and every homeowner is different but we’ve listed below the most commonly-occurring types of work that installers fit together with guide prices:
|Type of Home||Type of Window||Made From||Number of Windows||Estimated Installation Price|
|2-bed terraced house||Casement||uPVC||5||£2,050|
|2-bed terraced house||Sash||uPVC||5||£3,950|
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How are uPVC Window Costs Calculated?
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Another option is to buy the uPVC window yourself and ask an installer to put them in. This may be a false economy though unless you’re very well connected in the building trade. It’s always best to compare uPVC window prices.
An installer may buy hundreds of thousands of uPVC windows from their preferred suppliers every year. Most uPVC window manufacturers, in common with other sectors of the economy, will reward the companies that buy most from them with significant discounts on the wholesale price.
You may find it difficult to persuade a manufacturer to sell you their new uPVC windows for any less than retail price, let alone discounted against wholesale price. That’s why, in our opinion, it’s better to get an installer not only to purchase the windows from you but fit them too. After all, they can’t pass on any discount they’ve received from their manufacturer to you if it was you who bought the uPVC windows in the first place, not them.
Most of the time, you won’t need any planning permission for your new uPVC windows. And did you know that, if you’re a landlord wanting to replace windows in one of your properties with uPVC windows, this is one of the few home improvements you can make where you can deduct the cost from your annual profits to reduce your tax bills?
You may need planning permission if you live a in listed building, the home being upgraded to uPVC windows is in an area of conservation, or your home is subject to a directive called Article 4. Please note too that if you live in a leasehold flat, you may need the permission of the freehold to make these alterations.
Because uPVC windows are so customisable to your own needs and wants, there are many different things in your quote that can affect how much you’ll end up paying. The key to getting the best deal to fit within your budget is to talk to the person giving you a quote so they can run through the options with you.
Type of glass used
Type of window
|Window Type||Height||Width||Quotes ranged from-to|
|uPVC casement||500mm||500mm||£240 - £400|
|uPVC casement||600mm||900mm||£260 - £420|
|uPVC casement||1,000mm||1,000mm||£330 - £430|
|uPVC casement||1,200mm||1,200mm||£365 -£470|
|uPVC sash||500mm||500mm||£450 - £640|
|uPVC sash||600mm||900mm||£490 - £780|
|uPVC sash||1,000mm||1,000mm||£630 - £830|
|uPVC sash||1,200mm||1,200mm||£740 - £950|
|uPVC tilt & turn||600mm||900mm||£390 - £580|
|uPVC tilt & turn||800mm||800mm||£410 - £600|
|uPVC tilt & turn||1,000mm||1,000mm||£480 - £640|
|uPVC tilt & turn||1,200mm||1,200mm||£520 - £700|
|uPVC dual turn||600mm||900mm||£400 - £650|
|uPVC dual turn||800mm||800mm||£440 - £680|
|uPVC dual turn||1,000mm||1,000mm||£520 - £680|
|uPVC dual turn||1,200mm||1,200mm||£540 - £740|
All uPVC windows are given an energy efficiency rating ranging from G (which offers little or no energy efficiency) right up to A+ (offering around £125 a year in savings on utility bills). A good rule of thumb is to shop around (or ask your installer to do so) because you’re not guaranteed to see any noticeable difference by spending more on a window with a certain energy rating than buying one with the same energy rating for a lower price.
It’s much easier for an installer to replace your current windows with uPVC windows on the ground floor rather than any other floor. Let’s look at how this can affect the price:
If you live in a townhouse or your home has 4 stories, installations of uPVC windows on these floors will carry a large premium.
|Window type||Window width||Window height||Ground floor cost||Second floor cost|
Any uPVC window installation company wants to have their fitters booked up in advance for weeks. Why is that? First, because they want to keep them busy because if they’re busy, the company’s making money. Second, by knowing in advance what they’ve got to buy-in from their manufacturers for their customers, they can negotiate a discount (and this increases the profit on a job).
It’s always going to be cheaper for you to have the whole house done in one go than it is to do it over two or three stages.
When choosing your installer, you should be looking for different types of guarantee. 10 year guarantees on uPVC hardware (think frame, sashes, handles, and so on) should be standard. You should look for the same length guarantee on your uPVC window’s sealing.
The workmanship (what the fitters do) ideally should be ten years too but many reputable fitters offer five.
Make sure your installer offers you an insurance-backed guarantee so that, if, for whatever reason, the company installing the windows in your home should cease trading, that another company will carry out repairs and offer replacements at no charge.
When you’ve got your quote for uPVC windows for your home, make sure that you’re satisfied that the potential installer has done a full and complete technical survey. If you’re not sure, ask him or her to provide you with it.
You’ll need to make sure as well that your quote includes the removal and legal disposal of your old windows. The quote should be fixed and it should show that the final price includes materials, labour, and VAT. On townhouses and homes with four floors or more, your installer will probably need to use scaffolding – if it’s not on there, ask why. If they say it’s not needed, ask them to write and sign a note saying that, if scaffolding is needed, that you will not be charged for it.
We would recommend that, for peace of mind, you select either a FENSA or CERTASS installer. FENSA and CERTASS are independent quality-standard bodies which impose a minimum set of standards on partner installers to protect the consumer. One of these is that a job must be done to such a high quality that a FENSA or CERTASS installer is qualified and trusted enough to certify the jobs he or she is working on as compliant with all building regulations and standards.
Getting new uPVC windows for your home is a big decision. It pays to do your research and it pays to speak with three or four qualified, certified installers with a track record.
With so many manufacturers and installers of uPVC windows, it is important that you choose a reputable company. Well, we have a nationwide panel of businesses that have been closely vetted so you can be assured their products and workmanship will be to an exacting standard. So, for a number of no-obligation, free quotes get in touch with us today and we will put you in touch with a number of companies in your locality.
Double glazing is not easy to break, so you know that your home will be secure. The argon gas within the double glazed window panes works as shock absorbers, which means your double glazing is difficult break.
Double glazing makes your home more energy efficient by keeping in the warm air and keeping cold air out. Your home will also stay cooler in the summer. Double glazing insulates from outside noise too.
Double glazing is a significant upgrade to single glazed windows. Triple glazing may be worthwhile if you live on a very busy road or under a flight path. But double glazing offers many benefits for all homes.
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