Timber windows - south east
A1b2c3d4e5f6g7 · 06/03/2023 03:05
Anyone have any recommendations for a company to provide timber windows in the south east, and a rough idea of price? I've contacted lots and they're either astronomically expensive ( £3k per small casement window) or aren't getting back to me with a price.
Sillyheadoooooo · 06/03/2023 07:31
Our house is just outside of Oxford and quite large so a lot of windows - £65k was the best price we got 🥴 that was in Oct 2021 so when wood was cheaper then too.
Went for Timberlook windows in the end as our house isn’t listed so we could and the lack of having them painted every few years was a bonus. I would have loved wooden cottage windows but it just wasn’t to be for us….
Sillyheadoooooo · 06/03/2023 07:33
And to be fair the timberlook windows do look really smart and lovely and are so much warmer than the rotting wooden windows we inherited from the previous owner
Furries · 06/03/2023 13:19
I used this company for a stable-style door in the kitchen. The quality is great, 8 years later and still looks as good as new. However, they aren’t cheap.
Due to a few life changes, I didn’t have the funds to use them for new windows at the front. I ended up using a local joiner to make them. They’ve been in 4 years and am still pleased with them. Might be worth trying that route?
CorsicaDreaming · 06/03/2023 16:03
We used a local joiner and one small fully working timber sash cost £1314.
Darrell Ward Joinery in Burgess Hill. Bespoke window. Very pleased with it - and his workmanship and professionalism were great.
I'm very pleased we only needed one window though! We had to match existing to satisfy conservation planning requirements.
A1b2c3d4e5f6g7 · 08/03/2023 01:39
I looked at Timber Windows, beautiful, but wow SO expensive!
The local joiner sounds good, I have contacted a couple but they haven't got back to me yet... Thanks @CorsicaDreaming for the recommendation
CorsicaDreaming · 08/03/2023 08:00
@A1b2c3d4e5f6g7 - if you are within striking distance of Burgess Hill, I would definitely contact him. I have been dealing with quite a number of trades recently, and he stands out as one that came to see me, quickly gave me a quote, did the job exactly as and when he said he would, and it is a great job.
We then had a local builder to actually fit it.
CorsicaDreaming · 08/03/2023 08:02
PS - but we needed a builder because there wasn't a window where it was fitted originally, it was just a wall. If it is removing and replacing like for like, I'm not sure if he might do it all, or he may be able to recommend somebody else who will.
roses2 · 08/03/2023 08:10
Where in South East? I'm also getting quotes for sash windows and have found two companies who seem reasonably priced. One I've used before for a single window and the other was recommended by my work colleague. Both are in Essex and they cover 50 mile radius.
JamBiscuitBun · 08/03/2023 08:10
@Sillyheadoooooo Can you tell us how the hinges look for these windows? They're totally concealed which looks much nicer.
JamBiscuitBun · 08/03/2023 08:15
@Sillyheadoooooo Also, can I be cheeky and ask you to tell us what one window cost?
A1b2c3d4e5f6g7 · 08/03/2023 08:50
@roses2 I should be in catchment area for Essex, would you mind sharing the details? Thanks so much!
roses2 · 08/03/2023 10:03
Here you go:
This company were recommended by my work colleague and my DH went to their shop last week. They were by far the cheapest quote we got by a few £k. We haven't placed an order yet but plan to do so this month. They also appear on Which Trusted Trader and have lots and lots of great reviews.
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A1b2c3d4e5f6g7 · 18/03/2023 15:57
Just to update, local joiners have quoted me £1400+VAT for a casement window, and £5.7k+VAT per bay.
I did contact the recommendations also and waiting for those quotes to come in...
I also found Polish Interior and I think theirs will be about 1/3 cheaper but I am waiting on the formal quote
Saschka · 18/03/2023 17:59
Based in Dartford. We We used them for our big sash windows, including the surround. Were about £1k per window 5 years ago.
Incredibly professional and tidy, turned up when they said they would, windows are beautiful.
QueenofFox · 18/03/2023 18:05
For those (East) London based I’d recommend Wagtails windows. We were priced £65k for new windows for our Victorian terrace/sash windows and instead reconditioned and draught proofed them with Wagtail for about £5k for the whole house. They are as good as new, the savings in heating has been crazy as well as the difference in sound proofing. I honestly don’t think new windows would be any better. Some of the windows were really in a bad way too. Much better for the environment as well to not just chuck out a load of windows.
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