What things are charged as extra’s and increase the cost of double glazing?
You will often see a prices on the internet for double glazing, but in most cases, this will be just a “ball park” figure. So are sellers not telling you about all the costs on purpose?
Well, the simple answer is no, they are not trying to hide anything. It’s just very difficult to give an accurate price for a “supply & fit” job without visiting the site of the work and carrying out a survey.
However, you can get accurate double glazing prices online from a seller if you are looking for a supply only window of a specific size & specification. Because there is no labour involved – it’s simply buying the window.
So, What things are charged as extra’s?
Here is a list of some of the items that are often charged as extra costs on a basic window.
- Colours for UPVC windows.
- Colours for Aluminium windows.
- Wood-grain effects.
- Trickle vents.
- Non standard cills.
- Low-e or solar glass.
- Toughened glass.
- Laminated Glass
- Leaded glass.
- Patterned or frosted glass.
- Gas filled sealed units.
- Georgian bars.
The biggest “hidden cost’ is always going to be the labour. The time, effort & manpower to install double glazing is different for every job. Labour costs can also vary by geographical region and from company to company.
Typically central London prices are higher than elsewhere in the country.
You may also have a property which is Listed, in a conservation area, or an area of outstanding natural beauty. In situations like that, you will also need to go through the process of getting permission from the local authority – this can take time & money.
The best thing you can do is get several quotes and compare them to see who’s offering the best deal. Go here for Double Glazing Cost 2020 – Latest Windows Prices