Windowgate – The Latest…

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my experience in getting quotes to replace the windows in our house. I left the post at the point where we were waiting to hear from company three with their quote, having had an outrageous one from company one (£17,600), and a better (but still crazy) one from company two.

Our current windows

Our current windows – lovely leaded!!

Thankfully company number three came up trumps and the quote for fitting new windows throughout our entire house came to the relatively ‘cheap’ price of £11,800. I was absolutely over the moon, especially since I knew that I’d have been willing to pay for the right job but the fact they were cheapest too was an added bonus.

Even then we don’t have enough finance to cover it at this point and so we’ve come to an agreement that we’ll do the front of the house first and look at the back later. The living room is where we spend most of our time and where we feel the cold most of all so we can’t wait to start work. They’ll complete the living room, bedroom two which is directly above it and bedroom four which is now our home office.

It will make a huge difference to the appearance of the house too as when the windows were first double-glazed, they simply put new panes into the original wooden frames so from the outside it looks very much like an unfinished job. We also get the window sill in bedroom two replaced