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    Plastic Windows.

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    A sales person from a window company is coming round tonight to price up and quote for some new windows to be fitted.

    Has anyone had any windows done recently? What kind of price range would I be looking at for 6 windows with normal openings?

    I know it is a "how long is a piece of string" question but just a general ball park figure.

    The deal was advertised as subsidised but as you look into it in detail there is a possible 200 reduction for the scrappage payments
    of the old windows

    So how much for 6 normal average sized plastic windows? 4K, 6K, 10K.......... More??

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    Rob

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    Wait until next year, they will all be fighting for the business, rather than plucking lottery numbers out of the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesp View Post
    Wait until next year, they will all be fighting for the business, rather than plucking lottery numbers out of the air.
    We don't intend to do anything yet, it was on the back of an advert for subsidised windows and it then all revolved around that.

    What is happening next year for them to fight for business other than the world society collapsing?

    Rob

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    World society is already collapsing - it will probably mean raw materials costs going up though. PVCu windows are not really very expensive (https://www.everblocksystems.co.uk/p...rd-upvc-window) however you are paying for the measuring and bespoke fabrication and fitting and the sales person's commission. It is often the case that local builders can access the cheaper products and so cost less than specialist window companies which rely on direct sales techniques rather than need driven purchases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taz View Post
    We don't intend to do anything yet, it was on the back of an advert for subsidised windows and it then all revolved around that.

    What is happening next year for them to fight for business other than the world society collapsing?

    Rob

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    Building trades are currently busy as hell, charge what they want territory; after the winter, a lot of spare cash will have gone.

    The cash trades will be fighting for what they can mop up to pay their bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesp View Post
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    The cash trades will be fighting for what they can mop up to pay their bills.
    Ahh.. the "black economy"....
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    Quote Originally Posted by taz View Post
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    A sales person from a window company is coming round tonight to price up and quote for some new windows to be fitted.

    Has anyone had any windows done recently? What kind of price range would I be looking at for 6 windows with normal openings?

    I know it is a "how long is a piece of string" question but just a general ball park figure.

    The deal was advertised as subsidised but as you look into it in detail there is a possible 200 reduction for the scrappage payments
    of the old windows

    So how much for 6 normal average sized plastic windows? 4K, 6K, 10K.......... More??

    Regards
    Rob

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    Can you find a window fitter with a weekend to spare? https://www.justdoorsuk.com/diy-windows.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    World society is already collapsing - it will probably mean raw materials costs going up though. PVCu windows are not really very expensive (https://www.everblocksystems.co.uk/p...rd-upvc-window) however you are paying for the measuring and bespoke fabrication and fitting and the sales person's commission. It is often the case that local builders can access the cheaper products and so cost less than specialist window companies which rely on direct sales techniques rather than need driven purchases.
    As you say a lot of people simply look at the national firms (think Everest, CR Smith, Anglian etc) and don't consider the small builders who don't have the same % uplift for national office/sales/distribution. Getting quotes from a few local builders will probably save a good amount and give less hassle (no heavy handed sales normally).

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    I replaced all our windows 20 years ago. Measured them up myself and bought them from a small business who were FENSA registered. My son and I fitted them ourselves.

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    I changed a couple of small upvc windows in my porch about 5 years ago, measured and fit myself, total cost 80 quid and took me half a day 😀


 
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