Price of sash windows

(16 Posts)
Liska Sat 28-May-16 17:49:16

DH and I are arguing about windows! We have lovely 30s sash windows that we were planning to renovate. Quote for whole house including large bay is £6K. Problem is that we also have lead paint on the windows, which I'm assuming we'll have to get stripped before renovation, and with that and paying for painting afterwards, DH has decided it will be cheapest to get new double glazed sash windows instead. He reckons that the cost, per window, fitted, is about £500. Has anyone got recent experience of either (or both) that might help before we start dealing with window companies?? We're in the South East, unfortunately...

Squashybanana Sat 28-May-16 17:51:00

I paid 1k for a high quality accoia wood mock sash. Quite large though.

Liska Sat 28-May-16 17:55:19

That's about what I was thinking, Squashy. We've got a double window and a big sash, and some singles. I think he's being optimistic.

PigletJohn Sat 28-May-16 17:56:04

do you mean vertical sliding sash?

Liska Sat 28-May-16 18:02:04

Yes vertical sliding.

JillyTheDependableBoot Sat 28-May-16 18:11:53

We're having new sash Windows installed on Friday. Single glazed, costing £5k in total for 4 windows. Double glazed would have cost slightly more.

PigletJohn Sat 28-May-16 18:35:44

you can get them ready-made in standard sizes from the joinery companies, or sized to order. I don't know what it would cost including fitting. A small local joinery could make them to order, perhaps in better timber, but I don't know how you'd deal with energy-saving compliance.

I notice that the nation window companies mostly selling plastic have a big markup over cost. Perhaps they have a lot of expenses.

MrsFlorrick Sat 28-May-16 20:31:02

Your DH is being massively enthusiastic. Unless he is planning to fit them himself and the windows are quite small.

You'd be able to get UPVC DG sash for that price (almost). Timber sashes will be quite a bit more.

Handling a major renovation on behalf of a client at the mo. Client wanted DH sashes. Had 4 quotes. It's for 7 Windows all the same size at 900mm wide X 1600mm high. Cheapest was £6,500 highest was £8,250. (Cheapest was softwood and most exp was hardwood cills with accoya).

Had quotes for DG UPVC sashes as above and range is £2750 to £4100.

One note to add is that all the bottom panes are toughened due to distance between floor and underside of window being less than 800mm. The above is for London and inc fitting and ironmongery.

Luckyfuckyducky Sat 28-May-16 20:39:26

Depends on the size and material. Smallish ie 1200 X 900 in white upvc wood grain would be about 500 ish per window fitted. Timber near on 1k. Bigger sizes like 1700 X 1200 might be 800 in upvc but 2k in timber.

If you have smooth white upvc, they are considerably cheaper, or you can go high spec upvc from master frame and they are just shy of timber prices.

I'd have doubled glazed all day long over a refurb. Such a difference. Pm me if you want any more details. Ive over hauled a house gradually and have some expensive some off eBay smile

Liska Sat 28-May-16 20:41:22

Thanks, all. I have to admit that I'd pretty much told DH he was delusional. He wants upvc, but with a decent aesthetic that matches the house. Our windows are not quite that height, Florick, but much much wider. I feel better about not jumping to conclusions.

Liska Sat 28-May-16 20:42:43

Cross posted, Ducky! Thanks - may well be in touch (but when I'm not full of wine!)

Luckyfuckyducky Sat 28-May-16 20:57:51

Aesthetically the master frame ones are the best for upvc. They have an extra you can buy which is a click frame over the sides that makes them look more like sash. Try tilt and turn for cleaning, have lovely catches etc. They are cheaper than timber and no maintenance.

Cheap but equally not bad looking you can get white wood grain from quickslide or their resellers. About a third cheaper than master frame.

I'm south east too so feel free to pm me

Littlefish Sat 28-May-16 21:21:06

We paid about 1k per sash window (double glazed, wood) about 5 years ago.

concertplayer Sun 29-May-16 16:40:51

totally agree about tilt and turn but only for high up/difficult to reach
windows .
I think you might have to get planning permission now for some changes
Not sure Anyone know?

Chloe1984 Sun 29-May-16 19:57:51

Upvc will decrease the value of the house if you came to sell, you'd be better off just leaving the current ones in rather than thinking of getting upvc

Luckyfuckyducky Sun 29-May-16 20:55:05

I'd usually agree Chloe, but the ones we have were mistaken for timber by 2 decorators when I got quotes for painting a room, they included the sashes....

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