Average Price For New Windows
In the United Kingdom double glazing costs can vary between £150 to £600 or in some cases more, this is of course per window, which is why quotes of £2,000 and up is not uncommon within the industry.
There are many factors to consider which will affect the overall cost of double glazing. Materials, design, window size and other variables can add to the price of double glazing.
When replacing windows, the cost can vary from company to company as generally, they have their own prices. So it’s best to research companies for the best price as one small business could quote you £4,000 whereas a commercial brand could quote you £2,000 and vice versa. So it’s best to research and shop around for the best price.
How Much Does It Cost To Double Glaze A House?
It makes sense for companies to lower the cost of double glazing a house as you will be buying more products from that company, rather than buying individual windows. Whilst it’s difficult to say the exact price on how much it would cost to double glaze a house, the table below gives a good indication of estimates to use a base for finding the right quote. If the quote is higher than these prices, you know that you’re potentially being quoted too much, if it’s within the price or below average, then you might be getting a good deal or a deal that is somewhat accurate by industry standards.
Whilst we’ve already considered the costs in terms of the overall style and design of the window, there are other costs to be considered from a customer perspective, different houses, the size of the house and the number of windows all play important factors into the cost of double glazing.
Overall, uPVC windows are generally the cheapest option with windows and doors costing around 30% – 50% less than wood or aluminium alternatives.
How Much Do Double Glazing Units Cost?
Double glazed units are used to repair existing double glazed windows as you might only have a small problem that a double glazed unit could fix. Anything bigger and you might want to consider replacement windows.
The prices of which may vary. This is simply due to the fact that each company will have their own prices on double glazed units. It’s best in this case to do some research to find the best suitable quote rather than going ahead with one quote. By researching around, you may save yourself money by using another company and find a more suitable company to you and your project.
How Much Do Replacement Windows Cost?
For something such as a standard single double glazed replacement window, you may be expected to pay between £200 – £500. This is quite vague due to the amount of options there are.
Specification, style, size and other variables will increase the price for replacement windows and sometimes, you have to accept these price increases because of the style of your other windows.
If you have Georgian bars for all your other windows in your property, then you more than likely need to include Georgian bars in your new windows so they don’t look out of place.
Most manufacturers offer a 10 year guarantee on all their double glazed units as generally, this is the lifespan of units.
You may need to replace failing units in the meantime or if a quick and cheap double glazing fix is what you’re after, whilst this may fix the issues, long term you may run into more problems. Instead, look at comparing quotes for repair costs and replacement costs.
In retrospect, you may find you can afford to make these changes rather than a short term quick fix, such as a double glazed unit. It’s best to research and look around – with a budget in mind – to see if replacement windows is affordable to you.