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BS: Double Glazing Sheffield UK

GUEST,Dazbo 05 Oct 06 - 07:21 AM
Gervase 05 Oct 06 - 09:12 AM
GUEST,Dazbo 05 Oct 06 - 09:34 AM
Gervase 05 Oct 06 - 09:43 AM
Grab 05 Oct 06 - 01:17 PM
GUEST,Bruce Baillie 06 Oct 06 - 09:41 AM
Gervase 06 Oct 06 - 11:18 AM
brid widder 06 Oct 06 - 07:06 PM
Folkiedave 07 Oct 06 - 03:37 AM
GUEST,Bruce Baillie 07 Oct 06 - 03:38 PM

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Subject: BS: Double Glazing Sheffield UK
From: GUEST,Dazbo
Date: 05 Oct 06 - 07:21 AM

I've decided that I really must get double glazing installed in my house and wondered if any Mudcatters in the area have had some fitted recently and if so, which company they used and what they thought of them.

Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Double Glazing Sheffield UK
From: Gervase
Date: 05 Oct 06 - 09:12 AM

I don't know what sort of house you've got, but try to steer clear of uPVC if you live anywhere built before the Thirties, as it looks absolutely hideous.
As well as being an act of aesthetic vandalism, it's also environmentally very unfriendly.

Unfortunately the goverment has made it a requirement to use either a Fensa registered company or obtain building regs when replacing windows - which has given the uPVC window trade great service whilst undermining thousands of jobbing joiners who have been making and installing timber windows for centuries.

However I suggest you find a good local joiner with a small workshop, making bespoke frames, complying with all the new Part L and Part F regs, and which will meet your individual requirements and not ruin the look of your house. if you have trouble locating one, ring your local planning department and ask to talk to the conservation officer. S/he should point you in the right direction.

What sort of single-glazed windows do you have currently?


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Subject: RE: BS: Double Glazing Sheffield UK
From: GUEST,Dazbo
Date: 05 Oct 06 - 09:34 AM

Hi Gervase,

Hadn't thought of going that route. My house is 1930s+ and the white upvc looks quite good on other houses on the estate. The windows have been replaced before (20 years ago perhaps) but only single glazed which seems a strange decision to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Double Glazing Sheffield UK
From: Gervase
Date: 05 Oct 06 - 09:43 AM

In which case uPVC, though environmentally less friendly than wood, wouldn't look too bad, and would certainly be a bit cheaper.
It's always nice to support local trades wherever possible, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Double Glazing Sheffield UK
From: Grab
Date: 05 Oct 06 - 01:17 PM

Hmm - saw the thread title and thought maybe they were glazing over the whole of Sheffield to keep the noise in. Ah well... ;-)

If you're on more of a budget and your existing windows are OK, consider secondary glazing instead. It's actually better than double-glazing for sound insulation, and it's a damn sight cheaper too. It doesn't look as good though.

I get "Which?" and all the country-wide window-fitting franchises have had bad write-ups. Local places always seem to come out better for service/quality, and usually for cost too. I could let you know who did ours, but they're in Cambridgeshire so unlikely to be much use to you.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: BS: Double Glazing Sheffield UK
From: GUEST,Bruce Baillie
Date: 06 Oct 06 - 09:41 AM

...aesthetic vandalism? a sentence like that could only come from someone with a name like Gervase!


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Subject: RE: BS: Double Glazing Sheffield UK
From: Gervase
Date: 06 Oct 06 - 11:18 AM

Ooh, I dunno - I could think of a Ptolemy and a Lucinda who would echo it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Double Glazing Sheffield UK
From: brid widder
Date: 06 Oct 06 - 07:06 PM

I live in Hull and recently had my house double glazed by Amazon... I don't know if they go as far as Sheffield... but they are Yorkshire based... they offered an excellent service and I believe very good value... my three bedroom house with a bay window & back & front doors cost £3000.


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Subject: RE: BS: Double Glazing Sheffield UK
From: Folkiedave
Date: 07 Oct 06 - 03:37 AM

Try Yorkshire Windows for a quote - they usually have someone in Morrisons in Hillsborough.

I found them good if a little expensive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Double Glazing Sheffield UK
From: GUEST,Bruce Baillie
Date: 07 Oct 06 - 03:38 PM

...well done Gervase, nice bit of verbal parrying to my earlier comment! credit where its due!


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