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the white rabbit 27-10-07 10:12 AM

Re: double glazing

Originally Posted by BigApe (Post 1324132)

Never mind :lol:

Stig 27-10-07 10:15 AM

Re: double glazing
:smt102 OK. :lol:

stewie 27-10-07 10:15 AM

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We got 3 quotes , one from safestyle, one from coldseal and one from a local firm. To do our entire house safestyle 7200, magically dropped to half that when I questioned his figures, coldseal 7000, amazingly dropped to 3500 as long as I spoke to his sales manager ? and the local firm ? 2100 all in and they did a cracking job as well. The tosser from coldseal was nearly crying when we told him we werent interested and kept on saying he would lose his job, then refused to leave, I pointed out he had a choice, door or window, he chose the door.Get at 3 least quotes kwak and make sure you pin em down to exactly what you want mate.Good luck with it

kwak zzr 27-10-07 10:15 AM

Re: double glazing
leamore windows it is then -

this is our most local decent company, i'll get a quote from them.

Stig 27-10-07 10:17 AM

Re: double glazing
A written one of course. :wink:

the white rabbit 27-10-07 10:23 AM

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Here's the power of unrecommendation.

Our local company Brittania Windows supplied units that had bad wash marks on the inside of the units. Its fairly common apparently, but was especially bad and noticeable as at the back my windows look out onto greenery so there's a lot of contrast.
After a long unresolved dispute I ended up replacing the glass units at my own expense, and these ones were spotless (thats when I should have sued them, after I knew they could be prefect...anyway).

This is going back 12 years or so, maybe more.

My neighbour last year nearly took a deal from them and then cancelled after speaking to me. Brittania Windows rang her to ask why, actually to ask if it was 'because of the people at 83'. Long memories :lol:

So there you go. Oh an **** you, Brittania Windows :lol:

hovis 27-10-07 10:29 AM

Re: double glazing

Originally Posted by Dr Rich (Post 1324144)
I ended up replacing the glass units at my own expense, :lol:

how much did that cost? per unit

the white rabbit 27-10-07 10:31 AM

Re: double glazing

Originally Posted by hovis (Post 1324151)
how much did that cost? per unit

I was about 800 out of pocket. I only did the ones where the marks showedbecause of the dark hedge background. It ended up about the same as the good firm quoted, and who I should have gone with.
You can get the units from Wickes etc if they are standard sizes.

Frank 27-10-07 10:52 AM

Re: double glazing
why not ask a local joiner to give you a price.
one guy to measure price order fit etc.
or do what I did.measure them yourself and fit your own .

phil24_7 29-10-07 01:42 AM

Re: double glazing
We've got a builder who's mates with my dad, he doesn't reduce the price much but he ALWAYS does a good job. He can source the windows etc and just charges us cost. The last time we used him my mate actually worked for a door/window company so I got 1 custom made to my mum's exact wishes for cheaper that a standard unit off the builder. :-D

It's not what you know but who you know so always go off recommendations. Smaller companies/builders work off word of mouth or recommendations rather that advertising so they try to do a good job everytime.

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