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Replacing the windows in the garage

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Replacing the windows in the garage

I would like to use UPVC - no maintenance - but single glazed
Overall size 1.8m x 0.9m with an opening section at one side
Given the difficulty of finding a supplier (most seem to only offer double glazed) is there likely to be any real difference in the price
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Re: Replacing the windows in the garage

I Doubt it but your problem with the double glazed unit. Is that sooner or later the seal will go and condensation will build up between the panes.
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Re: Replacing the windows in the garage

That actually isn't a problem as the standard 10 year guarantee will probably outlast me
Less pessimistically - who cares if the unit seal does fail and even if it did would anyone notice given the general state of cleanliness (more accurately lack of) would you even notice
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Re: Replacing the windows in the garage

I am sure you will be around for more than another 10 years  Wink
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Re: Replacing the windows in the garage

I would think that supply and demand would play a big part in the pricing.
Double glazed window units will be in much greater demand than single glazed ones and therefore I would think the prices would be at least comparable if not cheaper for double glazing.
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Re: Replacing the windows in the garage

About 2 years back I bought a new double glazed PVC window (1150 x 1000) from Wickes, for our bathroom, off the shelf for c. £130!
Perhaps they could fix you up.
Can't remember seeing single glazed for a while now!  Huh
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Re: Replacing the windows in the garage

Have you tried your local glazier?
I wouldn't have thought you'd be looking at more than £200.
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Re: Replacing the windows in the garage

I will certainly be trawling round but not until the autumn as my better half wouldn't want anybody trampling over her flower bed until things have died back
It certainly looks as though double glazed ones will be cheap enough that I don't need to bother with single glazed
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Re: Replacing the windows in the garage

Even B&Q.....http://www.diy.com/nav/build/windows-fixtures/pvcu-windows/standard_windows?fl=1
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Re: Replacing the windows in the garage

Our local UPVC company made me all of my windows for 25% of the price quoted by a supply and fit company. Took me and a windows fitter three days to do around 14 windows and 2 doors and saved a fortune.
Double glazed will be as cheap (if not cheaper) than single glazed on UPVC as they have a fixed width between the frame and trim which has been designed for two panes and a spacer bar.
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Re: Replacing the windows in the garage

My brother replaced his end pair of windows and door on his garage recently.
He could only find double glazed ones.