Cost of sash windows? Help please.
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April 16, 2007 at 8:39 pm #709328Dublin47Participant
Can anyone please give me an idea of how much sash windows cost to buy and install? Specifically the sliding single sash window and I would need 3 of them for a typical period red brick house in the Liberties area of Dublin 8.
Also what is the cost difference between buying proper wooden sash windows as described above versus the PVC sash windows? We really want to get authentic wooden ones (the PVC idea repulses me) but we aren’t paying for this (help from relatives) and are being pushed toward the PVC version.
Here is a shot of the house as it is now with the current windows…
April 16, 2007 at 8:59 pm #788789AnonymousInactive
I think most of the people that contribute here re windows would not be in the business as such, but you might be lucky.
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April 16, 2007 at 9:01 pm #788790AnonymousInactive
the current ones look like they are in good nick, do they really need replacing? I also have to look into getting wooden sash windows for my parents property, which will be eligible for grants, you have to put in wood or you wouldnt be eligible for grant aid of any kind, the wooden windows will work out at roughly 3 times the price of pvc and we need roughly 40!
April 16, 2007 at 9:17 pm #788791AnonymousInactive
Are one-over-ones original to your house Lollyflashpants? Given the windows in your pictures, and the character of this type of c.1900 house across the Liberties. Arched Georgian revival six-over-sixes with horns seem to be the most common type of window for this house. Open to correcton on that, and of course so many people have replaced their windows round here that I suppose it makes little difference what sash design you go for.
From what I’ve heard, PVC sash windows are quite expensive, especially relative to standard PVC frames, though as stira mentions timber is still probably dearer. Of course one option is to suggest to a neighbour that is also considering replacement to go in on the same job – an independent joiner is much more likely to discount a bulk contract than a PVC supplier.
April 17, 2007 at 1:24 am #788792AnonymousInactive
Thanks for some feedback. I personally like the windows that are there now but my boyfriend hates them and wants proper sash windows. Also the current windows are single glazed so that helps his argument to replace them. :rolleyes:
I am not sure what the original windows were but there are no 6 over 6 that I have seen in the area that I can remember. They all seem to be the sliding single sash or the usual awful PVC jobs?
April 17, 2007 at 1:41 am #788793AnonymousInactive
Well you tell me – you live there! 😀
It’s possible they were two-over-two originally either. Have a look around and there should be one or two originals left nearby. If there’s none left on the street, you could go out the back and have a nosey round there; originals often survive to the rear of houses. With decent measurements, any competent joiner can make up accurate double-glazed reproductions. Just make sure they know their stuff about glass – it tends not to be some joiners’ strong point. Make sure they use source decent quality units with good u-values.
That’s all assuming you want decent reproductions of course, though the other half does seem to want a good job done 😉
April 17, 2007 at 10:26 am #788794AnonymousInactive
Hi Lolly Flash Pants – great name btw! We supply and manufacture traditional box sash windows drop me a private message and will get in contact with you. We currently do work in Munster only but we can give a you guide price anyway.
April 18, 2007 at 8:36 am #788795AnonymousInactive
Try these guys http://www.youghalglass.ie They do timber sliding sash windows at a reasonable cost, the overall depth of the window frames are generally quiet deep thought at approximately 195mm.
As for long therm value for money well that might be another story.
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