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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:22 am 
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Hi All

Essentially aluminium or uvpc? I appreciate cost difference but have had contradictory advice as to which is best.

The latest builder quoting on our extension says he will only fit uvpc as he (his joiner) has less call backs and there's more adjustment.

I don't feel comfortable with that. I'm not a big fan of uvpc and would rather go with aluminium. Can't help but feel, if they are installed correctly, they will be more stable.

Am I better off paying a supplier to fit and ensure there's a good garauntee?

Thoughts?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:58 pm 
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The upvc ones are crap. We fitted a set with 4 bifolds and closing door 3 months ago and we’ve been back 3 times adjusting them. They have loads of movement and are a lot cheaper for a reason.
We’ve fitted 3 sets of(much costlier) aluminium ones and haven’t had one call back,they are far superior.
We’ve also fitted 2 sets of timber bi folds with no call backs.

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When we had our extension built everyone recommended against upvc, wood being slightly better and aluminium the best.We went for origin 3 pane 3metre wide ones in the end.Biggest problem was coming up with a blind solution but two roller blinds work well.Only 8 months in but no problems yet.


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Can only add that some friends of our had a set of Aluminium ones "4 panel" fitted in their new build, they got it from a local supplier and the builder fitted them. However they had problems with the doors, then of course the supplier blamed the builder, and the builder blamed the supplier, this went on for months, so I would advice that whoever sells them to you, also fits them. Nos


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. Thank you all. You have reaffirmed my feelings - aluminium and supplier also fits.

I was impressed by origin doors and they have a good garauntee but window/roof light prices could be more competitive. Has anyone had these installed?

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As it happens I had "Velux" windows on the first new build and are on the replacement, two things to bare in mind, can you reach them to open and close them? and can you do the same for a blind?, You can get an extension handle to open them, but is a bit tricky and the window wants to self close, I think you can get a kit to stiffen the hinge up, closing them is bit more tricky as you are pushing against the "Bar". You can get interior and inbuilt blinds, electric if you want. If its a single storey extension you may want to think about security, again laminated glass is available, all the "Velux" I have had and are having are standard glass with electric external shutters, so you have way of keeping direct sunlight out and the burglars, the only addition in the second new build is that we have gone for the electric powered opening version as well, for the reasons given above, IMHO its better to have one less window, and have just one electric version, but it your choice. Nos


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We had origin bifolds and also a single back door all in grey.One thing I would like but couldn't get was locking knob on inside and key outside, it had to be one or the other.The main problem we had was the builder was quicker than the doors, he specified a hole size he would build but the suppliers needed a hole built before they would send their surveyor to measure up.Of coarse there was then the wait to get the doors built (5 week wait), builder was expecting to be in and out in 5 weeks.All ended up ok in the end though.Three pane bifolds and single door came to about £5k, probably the most expensive part of the build.
We also have three velux windows fitted but normally don't open them up just the bifolds, I did knock up a stick with a coat hook on the end which I can easily open them with.No blinds on ours but can easily be fitted.


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The doors have to be fitted bang on level and plumb as well or you’ll have no end of problems down the line. You can get away with single doors and French doors being fitted a little out of level/plumb but not with bifolds.

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