Window pane quote for front door, never bought glass before.
Original 70 of year old stain glass has had its day it’s had glass tape holding it together the last 5 years or so.
We’ve decided to change the glass pane and the 2 fan lights along with side window.
For reference it’s exactly like this/ it’s an original Wimpy home from the 1930s I don’t live on this road, the area is dotted with them, all have something different in some way.
We’ve been quoted £540
Laminated safety glass non see through (like sandblasted look)
Door 90cm x 70cm
Side window 99cm x 45cm
2 x fan light these would be clear glass.
It’s a local years old window shop he quoted £540 inc fitting.
I’m happy to pay if this is about right. I’ve no idea. The shop is local been there years, going to another shop involves a drive etc.
It’s a London quote !
We looked into having the stain glass repaired,decided a more modern look is needed.Posted 2 months ago
Can’t help with the quote but nearly 3/4 million quid for an end terrace, blimey!Posted 2 months ago
It’d be a shame to replace stained glass with plain.
Speak with a stained glass designer and get something exciting.
£540 fitted sounds fair to me. if I remember correctly we paid ~£250 for a plain window pane to replaced in an old window frame. It was only about £1,000 to have the whole thing replaced a few years later with a nice upvc sash.Posted 2 months ago
Just this week I paid £21 for a double glazed unit, 4mm plain glass (2 pieces, of course) 840mm x 420mm. Fitted it myselfPosted 2 months ago
You can buy obscured plastic film, we used that in the bathroom, easy to use
Have a look at the regs, you might be able to save on the fanlights that don’t need to be laminated.Posted 2 months ago
Also, compare toughened glass prices to laminated https://www.leadbitterglass.co.uk/learning/safety-glass-regulations/
Had a few quotes for repairing the original stain glass, would just like a change for now.Posted 2 months ago
We have other stain glass in the house so not overly concerned about the front door.
Pretty sure he mentioned toughened glass.Posted 2 months ago
£200 for 1.7×1.7m of toughened, eco double glazed panel glass in Sheffield last month. Now I’ve seen how easy it is, I’d be tempted to replace the other misted units myself.Posted 2 months ago
“Window pane quote for front door, never bought glass before.”
I read this in the singing voice of Morrissey.
Thinking up next lines nowsPosted 2 months ago
Can’t help with the quote but nearly 3/4 million quid for an end terrace, blimey!
^^That! And it’s in need of ‘improvement’! 😳Posted 2 months ago
I looked at that and thought it was a very keen price, though VAT isn’t specified. I then realised you seem to be talking about just the glass being replaced in the existing frames. I think it’s steep. There are a load of places to buy glass online now, and it’s not super expensive. If a good joiner is going to spend hours/days? repairing tired frames and redecorating to a good standard, I can see how the price gets there.
To contrast, if you took the lot out and put in upvc, a random website suggests a supply cost for the whole lot, new door, one side window, two fan lights above, obscure glass in all, toughened where necessary,is about £720.
How about’welcone’ for a quote, I know it’s obvious but you can’t go wrong with the classics….Posted 2 months ago
We just paid £400 for a complete new bathroom window and frame – fully fitted. Double glazed, toughened glass.
I glass units for our front door were under £100 IIRC (was maybe 15 years ago).Posted 2 months ago
If you do decide to go the stained glass route, an old mate of mine, Gar, does stained glass and is very good.Posted 1 month ago
His company is called Lye Spectrum Design .
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