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How to Find A Good Double Glazing Cost Estimate ?

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Searching for Double Glazing Prices Online

How to Find A Good Double Glazing Cost Estimate Given the vast resource which is the World Wide Web or internet, it is not unreasonable to assume that most homeowners who are thinking about replacing their windows, doors or adding a conservatory would get on the web to do an online search for prices and quotations. This is clearly a good idea to begin with, but the quotations or advertised installation costs that are on the websites may not actually reflect the final fully fitted price for doing the work on your property.

There could be a number of reasons for the difference in costs, but a common factor is that when the property is surveyed & measured by the installers there may be work needed that the homeowner either did not know about or consider when gathering the initial online price at outset, such as follows.

  • For Sash Windows, especially where they are being replaced with casement windows, there will be a considerable amount of “making good” around the internal window reveals because the frames of casement are far slimmer than Sash – this could also mean extra work on the outer wall as a result. Maybe even the surrounding walls themselves are not in good condition to receive the new frames.
  • Location could also be a factor in pricing. For example, it’s well known that the cost of living in London is much higher than in other parts of the UK and therefore it could be natural to expect a London based installer to charge more for exactly the same amount of work than an installer based in an area where the cost of doing business is lower.

This is why homeowners should always get a written quote based on a survey of their own property because once you have the surveyor on site, he or she will be able to take accurate measurements, identify any likely issues and even discuss at length your personal requirements, such as confirming the type of glass, colours, openers or even other extras like leaded or patterned glass.

John Francis James
John has been around the building industry since he was a child. With a degree in civil engineering, John is a highly valued contributor to our website.