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 Post subject: Upvc windows
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:32 pm 
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Hi, assuming there's a few guys on here that fit Windows :) could someone tell me if £2k is a reasonable price to fit 3x standard casement upvc windows with the following measurements :

121 1/4" x 61 1/4"

61 1/8" x 61 1/4"

73 1/8" x 61 1/4"

Had hoped to not go over £1500 but my current Windows have all blown and are externally beaded so need an upgrade! I'm in West Wales too.

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 Post subject: Re: Upvc windows
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Seeing as you could buy these three windowa from Dunster House for a total of £1220.00

https://windowsanddoors.co.uk/upvc-windows

A cost of fitting at £ £780 would seem excessive.

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davyp1 wrote:
Seeing as you could buy these three windowa from Dunster House for a total of £1220.00

https://windowsanddoors.co.uk/upvc-windows

A cost of fitting at £ £780 would seem excessive.

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Thanks for that, I've had 3x quotes for small independent firms and this is the cheapest, highest £2600. Can anyone fit Windows lol

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mole81 wrote:
davyp1 wrote:
Seeing as you could buy these three windowa from Dunster House for a total of £1220.00

https://windowsanddoors.co.uk/upvc-windows

A cost of fitting at £ £780 would seem excessive.

Davyp1
Thanks for that, I've had 3x quotes for small independent firms and this is the cheapest, highest £2600. Can anyone fit Windows lol

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I hesitate to say yes to the above question. But I will say that someone with basic DIY Skills and tools following certain rules and principles could do it!
Basic Rules
1) Measuring the existing opening. Check the opening height and width, then deduct 10mm from each one (Go through this exercise twice!)
2) Your Cills will come separate. Invert the window and fix the cill using a screw length which will pass through the cill and penetrate mid way into the box section of the window. Or order a fixing pack for each window.
3) When fixing the window in place, you must ensure the cill is level and jambs (sides) are plumb. Then check window is square by measuring from corner to corner.
4) Glazing up is next. Instructions will be given for packing up etc. Each unit is held in place by four fixing beads. it is usual to fit these in pairs - side/side and top/bottom. These are fixed by holding each in place and starting at the corner striking along its length with a Nylon headed hammer. The bead just clicks in place. This phase can be very difficult to master!

Those are basics, I will gladly add more should you decide to proceed.
May I suggest that you obtain some "Fix only" quotes.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:05 am 
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davyp1 wrote:
mole81 wrote:
davyp1 wrote:
Seeing as you could buy these three windowa from Dunster House for a total of £1220.00

https://windowsanddoors.co.uk/upvc-windows

A cost of fitting at £ £780 would seem excessive.

Davyp1
Thanks for that, I've had 3x quotes for small independent firms and this is the cheapest, highest £2600. Can anyone fit Windows lol

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I hesitate to say yes to the above question. But I will say that someone with basic DIY Skills and tools following certain rules and principles could do it!
Basic Rules
1) Measuring the existing opening. Check the opening height and width, then deduct 10mm from each one (Go through this exercise twice!)
2) Your Cills will come separate. Invert the window and fix the cill using a screw length which will pass through the cill and penetrate mid way into the box section of the window. Or order a fixing pack for each window.
3) When fixing the window in place, you must ensure the cill is level and jambs (sides) are plumb. Then check window is square by measuring from corner to corner.
4) Glazing up is next. Instructions will be given for packing up etc. Each unit is held in place by four fixing beads. it is usual to fit these in pairs - side/side and top/bottom. These are fixed by holding each in place and starting at the corner striking along its length with a Nylon headed hammer. The bead just clicks in place. This phase can be very difficult to master!

Those are basics, I will gladly add more should you decide to proceed.
May I suggest that you obtain some "Fix only" quotes.

Davyp1
Thank you that's really useful. If they are like for like swaps, would we need building regs?

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Davyp1[/quote]Thank you that's really useful. If they are like for like swaps, would we need building regs?

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Window fitters are usually able to issue a certificate of compliance.
As you would be 'self fitting' you may need an inspection from the Building Inspector.
Best to check with your local Planning Office who will clarify.

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 Post subject: Re: Upvc windows
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In the window trade you’d get these windows for under a grand. You’d be looking at around 1500 supply and fit but it depends on the internal finish as well. Hardwood cills,ingoes and facings/arcs fairly hike the price up over a crappy pvc plate. Or if you’ve to pay a plasterer to redo ingoes/reveals then the price goes up as well.

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