How to get an accurate replacement windows or doors quotation without having a salesman round

Regardless of whether it is because of the Coronavirus, or simply you just don’t want a sales person on your premises, it is still possible to get a really accurate quotation for replacement windows, replacement doors or replacement fascias and soffits etc. You just need a tape measure, camera phone, pen and paper!

With the Coronavirus causing many folk concerns, there is still a way to get a genuinely accurate quote for the home improvements you’d like to do at some stage, you simply have to provide the various double glazing installers you are approaching for prices with sufficient information, that should you then decide to proceed, you won’t get any nasty surprises price increases wise after the surveyors been round to measure, as and when you decide to proceed.
To enable installers to price accurately for all the materials, products, trims and labour required, all you need to do is taken a picture of each window or door in question (inside and outside), measure the height and the width, then pass this information onto each company, along with the specification of what you are looking for, namely type of framing material (e.g. aluminium, composite, UPVC or timber), the type of glass you’d like (i.e. float, toughened or obscure or a mixture), the colour of the window frames, the colour of each door in and out, and any changes to the ways the existing windows are designed.
External doors tend to have deep external sills, so the only way to get an accurate quote for any door (to ensure the price you get quoted will cover the cost of the door should you order it) is to measure the aperture externally from the top of the aperture to the very bottom of the cill. In terms of the width, this is simply brick to brick or render to render. If you submit the measurement of the door from the inside this will be too short, and the price after survey will be a lot higher, so its best to know the true cost my giving as accurate as possible dimensions. In terms of door furniture, you will need to advise if you want a letterbox or not, a spy hole or not, a knocker or not, and if any other door furniture is required or not like chains, long push handles, numerals or additional security features. 
Although the same applies to windows, not all windows have external cills (although most do), it is obviously not safe to lean out of a window that is of 1st floor height and above. Instead measure simply brick to brick or render to render, adding on 35mm to the overall height to ensure the external cill is costed for and the window is the correct size quote wise. In tiled bathroom, shower room or toilet in addition add 10mm to both the overall height and the overall width, as the aperture the replacement goes it will be wider than the tiled width you can measure internally.
Likewise with replacement Roofline, all you need to do is measure the length of each elevation of the property you’d like any replacement cladding, gutters, downpipes, fascias or soffits. You do this by simply placing the tape measure on the ground and ensure you also allow of the overhung of the gutters by adding on say 500m per end, as on most properties these jut out.
To enable companies to know whether any access equipment will be legally required or not to ensure all parties adhere to the Health & Safety Regulations, it is important you also send in a photo showing each elevation of the property in question on which you are thinking of having work done. Do this from about 10m to 20m away so each potential installer can see the whole of the property and the immediate ground surrounding it.
Another way of doing this is to take a picture of each elevation, print these off, and mark onto this picture the dimensions in terms of the height, width and lengths of each existing product you’d like a replacement supply and fit quote for. In terms of Hazlemere Window Company Ltd, you then simply email along with the property’s address, you name and a contact number, just in case they have any questions about your requirements, as if you are making plans, it is best to get a professional free no obligation quote that is completely accurate, that covers all of your needs.


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