I'm in the market for new windows in my trerraced 1960's house, so I'm
researching the companies. At the moment the market seems to look a
bit like this. But in your experiences, who do you rate for the best
value for money? What do you consider to BE value for money?
You can get shit B&Q/other shed or trade doors; reground PVCu, fading
/ discolouring / bad fitting almost guaranteed. Then you have the
hassle of fitting them yourself or spending more money on a fitter and
the disposal of old product which suddenly makes them not so cheap as
was at first thought. They won't be very burglar proof as they'll be
the type that can have panels removed by pulling out the black
You can get local companies buying from places that make PVCu doors at
county level. Not much better quality, often using "trade" frames.
These sort of companies go out of business very often and are rarely
around to honour warranties. *Some* are, of course. Usually black
You get the big nationals like Everest or Anglian. They make their
own stuff, but I have NEVER heard a good word about them after they
have had their stuff fitted. If you like them, speak up here. I
currently have Anglian in this house. It was here when I moved in.
Never again. They're 8 years old, the hinges and locks are corroded
and they expect me to lubricate all moving parts every three months to
make the guarantee valid. (sell these to an 80 year old and expect
Then there's the Rolls Royce of double glazing, Zenith Staybright.
You'll pay more, but it seems the best quality. Individually made
items using virgin PVCu, ACPO approved, 10 year warranty with no
exclusions. But ferkin expensive! Anyone got Zenith stuff in? Like or
no like? Value for the money?
I look forward to the argum... debate! :)
- posted 12 years ago