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Double glazing advice
« on: 07 April 2015, 19:45:42 »
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Hi mate. I was hoping for some advice on my double glazing as you mentioned that you used to be a window fitter in another thread (I have quoted what you said above)

What has happened is that 3 of my windows double glazing units have blown and as a result there is condensation in the inside of the units.

I can't contact the company who installed them as they went bust a few years ago and when I approach double glazing companies asking for a quote to replace the glazing units they all say that they don't offer double glazing unit replacements and I would need to have all new window frames which is silly as there is nothing wrong with the uPVC frames !

I mistakenly rang up Anglian windows the other days and I had a job to get off the phone as on the other end of the line was a high pressure salesman pressurising me into agreeing to a surveyor coming round my house this week !

Does anyone know of a company that just replaces double glazing without the requirement to replace the window frames ?

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Re: Double glazing advice
« Reply #1 on: 07 April 2015, 20:42:48 »
I used to do it as I used to be a window fitter
Hi mate. I was hoping for some advice on my double glazing as you mentioned that you used to be a window fitter in another thread (I have quoted what you said above)

What has happened is that 3 of my windows double glazing units have blown and as a result there is condensation in the inside of the units.

I can't contact the company who installed them as they went bust a few years ago and when I approach double glazing companies asking for a quote to replace the glazing units they all say that they don't offer double glazing unit replacements and I would need to have all new window frames which is silly as there is nothing wrong with the uPVC frames !

I mistakenly rang up Anglian windows the other days and I had a job to get off the phone as on the other end of the line was a high pressure salesman pressurising me into agreeing to a surveyor coming round my house this week !

Does anyone know of a company that just replaces double glazing without the requirement to replace the window frames ?

Cheers
lots of places will make you the units to replace the failed ones,look for misted double glazed unit replacement
http://www.cloudy2clearwindows.co.uk/

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Re: Double glazing advice
« Reply #2 on: 08 April 2015, 08:23:19 »
What aload of rubbish I've never heard of that before all window companies would change them unless they are Cowboys and just trying to rip you off

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Re: Double glazing advice
« Reply #3 on: 08 April 2015, 08:30:02 »
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Re: Double glazing advice
« Reply #4 on: 08 April 2015, 08:33:24 »
These have got a good score on check a trade

http://www.doubleglazingrepairscardiff.co.uk

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Re: Double glazing advice
« Reply #5 on: 08 April 2015, 16:58:23 »
Thanks for the links folks, bookmarked.

Thomas, I did ring up Anglian and Everest and they did say that it wouldn't be worth their time replacing just the glazing units.

I even rang up a local window company and they said the same  ???

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Re: Double glazing advice
« Reply #6 on: 08 April 2015, 17:17:41 »
Yea Everest an Anglian would say that, but most smaller companies would do it

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« Reply #7 on: 08 April 2015, 18:18:34 »
Yea Everest an Anglian would say that, but most smaller companies would do it
we have a couple of local firms who supply the "local window fitters" with their double glazed units,they are pretty easy to replace yourself if you can find somebody local who makes them,plenty of info on the web as to how to remove/replace the units

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Re: Double glazing advice
« Reply #8 on: 08 April 2015, 19:04:30 »
Are they internally glazed

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Re: Double glazing advice
« Reply #9 on: 08 April 2015, 19:19:48 »
There's a local firm based near me called Steamy Windows (very apt) that specialise in replacing units, but they only cover the North West of England.

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Re: Double glazing advice
« Reply #10 on: 12 April 2015, 00:26:38 »
Hi Curly..

from my post about  4 months back  about locking my self out of my house at 2 am on the coldest night of  2014 , wearing only jeans and shirt , I was forced by impending hypothermia  to brick a double glazed window  , it was about 32x36 inch , a local glazing guy  replaced it for around  45 ,  and showed me how to pop out the glass unit ,( old style external type  alloy frame, ) 
just saying as a price guide , and living in the London area  ,
it took him 2 visits to measure and fit, so I thought the price fair enough

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Re: Double glazing advice
« Reply #11 on: 13 April 2015, 18:07:03 »
Hi Curly..

from my post about  4 months back  about locking my self out of my house at 2 am on the coldest night of  2014 , wearing only jeans and shirt , I was forced by impending hypothermia  to brick a double glazed window  , it was about 32x36 inch , a local glazing guy  replaced it for around  45 ,  and showed me how to pop out the glass unit ,( old style external type  alloy frame, ) 
just saying as a price guide , and living in the London area  ,
it took him 2 visits to measure and fit, so I thought the price fair enough
Thanks for the feedback roco  ;)

I have had a quote for 3 windows namely 56"x36", and 2 window panes 26"x26" and the price he quoted was 295 which I thought wasn't too expensive as it includes fitting.

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Re: Double glazing advice
« Reply #12 on: 13 April 2015, 18:44:27 »
3 windows and 2 panes for 295 are you sure that's right

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Re: Double glazing advice
« Reply #13 on: 14 April 2015, 21:48:45 »
3 windows and 2 panes for 295 are you sure that's right
Sorry I mislead you  :-[

I mean it is 3 windows that are affected but 3 panes of glass as I mentioned before, one pane of glass in each window.

The 56"x36" pane is for my living room window and the 2 26"x26" panes are for my main bedroom, one pane in each window as the main bedroom has 2 small windows the same size.

I hope that clarifies things !

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Re: Double glazing advice
« Reply #14 on: 14 April 2015, 23:09:28 »
Ahhhh now that makes it expensive but then I don't know if it's toughened. But those smaller panes are less then 20 each

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Re: Double glazing advice
« Reply #15 on: 15 April 2015, 03:56:46 »
Ahhhh now that makes it expensive but then I don't know if it's toughened. But those smaller panes are less then 20 each
Surely they can't be as cheap as that after all we are talking about double glazing units !

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Re: Double glazing advice
« Reply #16 on: 15 April 2015, 07:22:36 »
Honestly for one of those small units 28mm thickness low E would be less then 20

If your windows are internally glazed I could fit one of those small units in less then 2 mins (probably less then 1 min but wouldn't want to rush) it's just taking out 4 beads that keep the glass in take old unit out, put new one in then tap beads back in

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Re: Double glazing advice
« Reply #17 on: 16 April 2015, 20:30:18 »
Honestly for one of those small units 28mm thickness low E would be less then 20

If your windows are internally glazed I could fit one of those small units in less then 2 mins (probably less then 1 min but wouldn't want to rush) it's just taking out 4 beads that keep the glass in take old unit out, put new one in then tap beads back in
Crikey that means that double glazing companies must make a mint of money as I can remember having my house double glazed, 7 windows and 2 doors and it cost me around 8000 and that was over 10 years ago !

In reply to your earlier question the 2 small bedroom window units would be toughened glass as they are first floor overlooking a busy road !

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Re: Double glazing advice
« Reply #18 on: 16 April 2015, 23:32:40 »
It only needs to be toughened if the glass line is less then 800mm from the floor. So measure from your carpet to where the glass starts

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Re: Double glazing advice
« Reply #19 on: 16 April 2015, 23:33:46 »
The frames cost quite a lot the glass isn't so bad

 

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