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      01-27-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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Double Glazing windows review

Just wondering if anyone has any info / experience in the field.

I'm about order some windows for my house, have 3 twin pane windows, two triple pane windows and one little window to replace.

Got two quotes one for£2100 and £2000, question is which to go for,

One supplier is using Rehau windows and the other Duraflex.

Just wondering if anyone knows which is better brand to go for, prices being so close its case of choosing best product

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Rehau are very good.

What profile are they quoting for?
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Just wondering if anyone has any info / experience in the field.

I'm about order some windows for my house, have 3 twin pane windows, two triple pane windows and one little window to replace.

Got two quotes one for£2100 and £2000, question is which to go for,

One supplier is using Rehau windows and the other Duraflex.

Just wondering if anyone knows which is better brand to go for, prices being so close its case of choosing best product

thanks
thats have of the battle its a good fitter that makes it the best job, ask to see some of his work
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the rehau people is a local firm they do loads of various products use dedicated fitters and when they did my facias and sofits it was a great job.

When you mention profile which one is best from rehau

I;ve noticed on the website they do 4 different window systems for example the Tritec is A rated which sounds good and I recon its what they use as I cant see them using the 70mm ones.

I wonder if that would make any difference
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thats have of the battle its a good fitter that makes it the best job, ask to see some of his work
Fully agree, with prices so close, it is down to the quality of the fitting.
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I would go for the rehau without a doubt in my mind. Then you need to pray for good fitters.
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Thanks that was my initial thought,

If fitters are anything like the facias fitters they shoulddo a top job well will find out soon enough
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Avoid "Big Double Glazing World" if possible.
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I have used Rehau and its a good profile. The glass has to be Pilkington K I think. As has been said its all down to the fitters.

I have a house that I replaced the windows last year and as its 1932 I went for white aluminium instead. Look a lot better, slimmer frames etc maybe 20% more expensive but suit the house better than huge plastic frames on small apertures.
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Thanks for that will check the glass
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Right found out which system it is its REHAU-Tritec 60 mm Window System
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Right found out which system it is its REHAU-Tritec 60 mm Window System
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Our local people use Rehau and the quality is pretty good - as people have said its just down to the individual fitters and how much care they take....
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Avoid "Big Double Glazing World" if possible.
Make sure the company you use is FENSA registered as all replacement windows (unless like for like) are subject to local building control approval.

The registered companies can self acredit and they must send details of the installation to the local authority to put on file. The costs are part of their overheads and will be built into the price.

Companies or DIY installations must apply for seperate building control approval and pay a fee which can differ with authorities. In Northumberland it used to be £56 but I think it's around £120 now since amalgamation of authorities. The inspector will check the work and issue a certificate which is needed if you sell the house.

And yes - the glass must be low emissivity type ( Pilkington K ) approved glazing and all doors and any windows above certain size or at low level have to be toughened.
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These guys are Fensa so theydo the lot so no problems there
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