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Don’t get overcharged on Double Glazing

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Double glazing is one of the most popular insulation measures in the UK. But despite this, a survey from consumer watchdog Which? showed 40% of people found good double glazing advice hard to come by.

Double glazing is extremely popular for a number of reasons. Double glazed units will reduce your energy bills, keep your home warmer, cut condensation, limit noise pollution and slash carbon emissions.

But many avoid replacing their windows because a quarter of those polled by Which? didn’t have any idea how much double glazing would cost them. To counter this substantial problem, Which? have conducted a price guide, taking into account 15 registered double glazing companies.

Of course, each property is different so costs will differ from home to home, but the idea is to provide a rough guide for the consumer.

The tables below show the price expected for a rage of double glazing jobs in the UK. The information has been sourced entirely from Which?

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What is included in the double glazing quote?

When Which? conducted their research concerning double glazing companies, 15 different traders were asked to provide the information. For each price listed above, the average cost received is shown.

So what is included in the quote? The quote is a final cost, including any discounts that were applicable. It covers the installation of white uPVC frames with B-rated glass. All materials, labour and removal of old units are included, as well as VAT and incidentals.

How much would extras cost?

Of course, uPVC frames aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. And that’s one of the benefits of replacement windows; there is the opportunity to have something a little different.

Some of the more popular alternatives to uPVC frames are listed below; with a rough idea of how much extra you’d expect to be paying out:

  • Wood effect coloured uPVC frames: On average 15-20% more than normal uPVC
  • Aluminium window frames: On average between 30% and 50% more expensive
  • A-rated glass: Estimated as 10% more expensive than B-rated panes

 

Facts & Figures You’ll Love To Share

  • Replacing your inefficient windows with double glazing will help you save up to £200 a year on expensive household bills.
  • Installing double glazing is an environmentally friendly option, slashing carbon by 680kg annually.
  • As well as a monetary saving, double glazing will cut condensation and reduce noise pollution.
  • Switching your old windows will boost your property’s EPC rating and make your home a more attractive buy in the market.
  • For homes in Conservation Areas, consider secondary glazing to make energy savings when double glazing isn’t permitted.

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