So you’ve got a few quotes. You got a price you liked, from a local company with a good reputation. It’s time for installation. What happens now?

Double Glazing on The Web knows all there is to know about double glazing installation. Our team have spent years working within the double glazing industry and have built a wealth of knowledge on all things double glazing. Let us fill you in on what to expect with our double glazing installation guide.

Window Installation
You’ve chosen the colour, the handle colour and you’ve decided to go with A-rated windows with maximum security locking systems. The next step, installation.

When the fitters arrive, they will first make sure they have safe access to the window. Don’t worry about moving heavy furniture; they will move what they have to and carefully prepare the working area for a clean and tidy installation.

You’d be surprised at what fitters have to work around from day to day, so you don’t have to worry. After they’ve checked access is OK, they will lay down their dust sheet.

All good double glazing installers will have a dust sheet, however it is a good idea for you to check before they start that there is one laid down.

If you’re having a sash window, for example, years of dust builds up in the sash box. This dust goes everywhere. If they don’t have a sheet, either ask if they can get one or give them your own if you have one from previous decorating or DIY improvements. You don’t want your furniture or floor covered in dust.

Removal of Old Windows
Assuming you are having the whole window replaced, they will double check the measurements of the new frame, then all being well; take the old one out.

The new frame is inserted into the aperture and bolted into the concrete. The fitters will check with a spirit level that everything is even, then they will move on to fit the glass sealed units.

Once the window frame is firmly installed into the brickwork, the installer will carefully place the glass sealed unit into the aperture and then proceed to gently fit the beads to enclose the glass in the frame.

They may use wedges to ensure a snug fit between the glass and internal uPVC frame however the surveyor would have ensured the glass was ordered perfectly to the size of the window.

Ensuring The Perfect Finish
Once the window has been installed, the fitter will silicone and trim from the inside and outside to give the window a perfect finish. They will use colour matched trims and sealants so that it is not noticeable where the window meets the brickwork.

It is often worth checking over the perimeter of the window installation to ensure that there are no visible gaps in sealant and the finish is as immaculate as you would expect.

Time To Tidy Up
Once the installation is complete, the installers should take away their tools, tidy the working area and often hoover the floors to leave your home as spick and span as when they first arrived. Be sure to check the working area before they leave to ensure it is left in a clean and tidy state.

If there are any moving parts or special features they will test them and show you how they work. Finally, with a smile they’ll be off into the sunset.

Window Installation Timescale
All our suppliers have many years of experience of supplying and installing high quality uPVC double glazing. They will endeavour to fit your new windows, doors or conservatory as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Your local double glazing supplier will keep you informed of timescales and will always book an installation date that is convenient for you.

Whilst turnaround times may vary depending on specific product requirements or unforeseen circumstances, the information provided below is a good rule of thumb for installation timescales.

Tilt and Turn Windows
Installation within 10-14 days

Bay Windows
Installation within 10-14 days

Sliding Sash Windows
Installation within 21-28 days. Sliding sash windows are a more technical product and therefore take longer to manufacture than other styles of uPVC windows.

Curved Frames
Installation within 21-28 days dependent on specification

Note: If you require bespoke glass please contact your supplier for specific lead times.

uPVC Door Installations
After searching through the many uPVC door styles and securing a fantastic price, you have finally found the perfect new door for your home. You may find yourself asking however, just how long will it take to install my door?

Home improvements can be time consuming – interrupting your day to day schedule. So here at Double Glazing on the Web, we understand that arranging an installation date to best suit you is essential.

Our local suppliers will be able to appoint an installation date which is convenient for you, so that you can experience as little disruption to your schedule as possible.

The length of your uPVC door installation process will be influenced by the products you have chosen to be fitted.

The following information shows the average timescales of uPVC doors, but these of course are subject to manufacturing times and installation schedules. It is always best to check timescales with your double glazing supplier before placing an order with them.

Door Installation Timescale
uPVC Panel Doors
A survey is scheduled within 48hrs of your agreement and are subsequently installed within 10 – 14 days.

Residential Doors
A survey is scheduled within 48hrs of your agreement and are subsequently installed within 10 – 14 days.

French Doors
A survey is scheduled within 48hrs of your agreement and are subsequently installed within 10 – 14 days.

Composite Doors
A survey is booked within 48hrs and installation takes 14 – 21 days. Due to the complex manufacturing process, Composite Doors take slightly longer to supply however installation is a quick & simple.

Sliding Patio Doors
A survey will be booked within 48hrs and your doors installed within 14 – 21 days.

Bi-Fold Doors
A survey is scheduled within 48hrs and your doors can be supplied and installed within just 6 – 8 weeks.

Accredited Double Glazing Installers
Double Glazing on the Web operate a network of local installers across the UK. All the companies that we deal with are fully accredited by an industry governing body such as FENSA or CERTASS.

This means wherever you are in the country, when you choose Double Glazing on the Web you will be dealt with by a trusted local company who will provide an expert and professional service.

Frequently Asked Double Glazing Questions

Frequently Asked Double Glazing Questions

Can Double Glazed Doors be Fitted with a Pet Flap?

Depending on the style of door, a pet flap can be fitted as an extra service. The only exception is when glass panels feature on the lower half of the door.

How Much Do Doors Cost?

Your double glazed door cost will depend on specifications such as style, size, locks, glazing and door furniture. Double Glazing on The Web gives you the opportunity to create your very own unique door quote online. Start your free door quote today.

What Does UPVC Stand For?

UPVC is an abbreviation for unplasticised polyvinyl chloride which is used in window frames.

Do UPVC Windows Need Trickle Vents?

Trickle vents are not a requirement, however they do offer additional ventilation without the need for opening your windows so can be a valued add on.

How Long Will It Take To Install My Casement Window?

Because every job is different, it is best your talk to your double glazing installer who will be able to give you an exact timescale.

Which Bi-folding Door Configuration is Best?

When choosing the arrangement of your bi-folding doors you need to consider the size and layout of your room. Outfolding bi-fold doors will take up less internal space when completely folded back and a left of right folding will be dependent on space available in your room.

How Long Does It Take To Install Bi-Fold Doors?

If a survey is scheduled within 48hrs then your bi-fold doors can be supplied and installed within just 6 – 8 weeks.

How Secure Are Bi-Folding Doors?

Bi-folding doors are extremely secure and are built with a high security locks as standard. Each of our double glazing installers will offer their own range of locking systems with additional upgrade options for all security conscious homeowners.

Are There Other UPVC Casement Window Styles?

Other UPVC casement window styles include the French casement window which is a more traditional take on the standard casement style.

Will I Have A Choice of Casement Window Locks?

A high security lock will be fitted as standard with your new casement window but your double glazing installer will also offer a choice of security upgrades.

What Are Flush Casement Windows?

Flush casement windows are where the unit sits flush to the frame, creating a super sleek look.

Are There Different UPVC Casement Window Sizes?

UPVC casement windows come in a wide range of sizes to suit your property. You can specify your casement window size in our window cost calculator to get a unique window price!

Can I Choose My Casement Window Handles?

Your double glazing installer will offer you a choice casement window handles and casement window hardware options so you can achieve the perfect look.

What is a Casement Window?

A casement window is attached to its frame by one or more hinges. A casement window is hinged at the side allowing them to open extremely wide. These windows can double up as emergency exits and are perfect for hard to reach places within the home, with many home owners installing these windows behind their kitchen sinks.

Where Can I Get A Tilt and Turn Windows Price?

You can get a tilt and turn windows price using our window cost calculator which will give you a free and unique quote within a matter of minutes.

How Does The Tilt and Turn Window Mechanism Work?

The tilt and turn window can be ‘tilted’ inwards due to its unique turning action which allows the window to be easily accessed from both inside and out. All it takes is a swift turn of the handle.

How Much Do French casement windows cost?

The cost of French casement windows will vary depending on installer but you can get an average casement windows cost using our free online quoting engine

How do UPVC Sash Windows Work?

UPVC vertical sliding sash windows are built to either slide vertically downwards or upwards. This opening function makes the UPVC sash window much easier to use compared to traditional wooden windows where the only choice is double hung and single hand.

Are UPVC Sash Windows Easy To Use?

UPVC sash windows are very easy to use. Their spiral balance mechanism allows for smooth operation so you can open and close your windows with ease. UPVC sash windows are also incredibly low maintenance and require very little cleaning.

Why Should I Choose a UPVC Sash Window?

UPVC sash windows are incredibly attractive and make a stunning addition to any property and are relatively low maintenance thank to their UPVC design. You can enjoy a traditional aesthetic for many years to come thanks to their long standing properties.

Replacement Sash Windows In A Conservation Area

If your home is a listed property or within a conservation area then you will need to seek planning permission.

Are UPVC Doors Easy To Maintain?

UPVC doors are extremely easy to maintain and will never require re-painting or varnishing. Neither will a UPVC door rot or warp!

What Are Composite Doors Made Of?

Composite doors are made of a combination of high performing materials which is why they are so strong and incredibly long lasting. The composite door is made from: reinforced UPVC, fibreglass skin, high density foam and a water resistant composite materials.

Do Composite Doors Fade?

Composite doors feature a tough and durable skin where colour runs throughout rather than a simple surface coating. This means a composite door is not likely to wear or fade like the majority of painted doors. A composite door is very long lasting which also reduces the amount of maintenance required to keep it looking in top condition.

Do Composite Doors Need Painting?

Composite doors do not require re-painting. These low maintenance doors feature a water resistant GRP, coloured skin which keeps a pristine appearance year after year.

Do Composite Doors Warp?

A composite door will not warp like wood and won't require regular painting.

Can I Get Composite Side Panels?

Composite doors are available with matching composite side panels, your installer will offer you a choice of colours and glazing.

Is Every Composite Door Different?

There are different qualities to every composite door and they will vary between manufacturers depending on materials used. At Double Glazing on The Web we only put you in touch with the highest quality suppliers and installers.

What Do Stable Doors Look Like?

These country style doors offer charming aesthetics and are a stylish alternative to standard back doors, stable doors a great choice for any kind of property. This door is split in two halves which open independently from one another as well as function as a whole. Whether you are after a traditional stable door or more contemporary design with modern glazing, your double glazing installer will be able to offer you a wide range of options for your property.

Are UPVC Stable Doors Made To Measure?

Your UPVC stable door will be made to measure and tailored to your specifications given to your double glazing installer.

How Much Do UPVC French Doors Cost?

UPVC French door prices will depend on your personal requirements and specifications such as size, style and glazing. To get an average French doors cost use our door cost calculator for a free online quote.

Are UPVC Patio Doors Secure?

UPVC patio doors can be fitted with a choice of high security locks to make them extra secure. You can also choose from a range of glazing styles to further enhance the strength of your patio doors.

Do I Need Planning Permission For Patio Doors?

You may require planning permission for double glazed patio doors if you have a listed building or happen to live within a conservation area. Visit the V for more information.

How Do Sliding Patio Doors Work?

UPVC sliding doors operate on a smooth, easy glide system which allows for effortless transition. They are attached to metal or vinyl tracks which are fitted to the top and bottom frames and plastic rollers are added to ease the movement.

How Do Slide and Swing Doors Operate?

A multi-pane door with individual panes slides on a single track with no loss of space. Panes are able to operate individually with no visible hinges or hardware. The slide and swing door can open up spaces between rooms or between home and garden or even conservatory.

Bay or Bow Window?

Simply put, it really depends! Bay windows offer often much welcome and useful extra storage space to the frontage of homes. On the other hand, bow windows provide a curved shape alternative in terms of look compared to bay windows. They are both beautiful options and can add much character and charm to the right property.

Can Bay Windows Look Modern?

Bay windows can easily be either modern or traditional depending on the combination of glass and / or coloured uPVC profiles now available. Subsequently, its easy for these windows to seamlessly blend in with contemporary or old properties.

Can Double Glazed Windows Reduce My Heating Bills?

When you install double glazing in your home or commercial property, it is likely that the extra heat retention will lessen the need to use central heating systems. In turn, this could mean you see a drop in heating bills. If you are concerned about your energy bills, it is easy to compare business energy or home energy online.

What Makes Flush Sash Windows Different?

Flush sash casement windows are specifically designed to imitate the appearance of traditional wooden timber windows by appearing to have the same sashes that finish 'flush' with the outside face of the window.

Should I replace my old sash windows?

Sash windows are a key feature for many traditional period buildings. Sash windows were traditionally built using timber, which is fairly high maintenance and has a tendency toward rotting and warping. Over time, these windows can become draughty and insecure. uPVC sash windows are a great way to experience the benefits of modern double glazing, without sacrificing the aesthetic of your home. uPVC sash windows will not rot or warp and require little maintenance. They are also thermally efficient, which means that your home will not require as much heating.

How much does sash window restoration cost?

The cost of sash window restoration will depend on the survey result. Standard draught proofed sash windows (without sill replacement) usually starts at about £500 per window. The time taken will also depend on the survey result.

Can I install double glazing into my original sash windows?

This will depend upon what type of window you have. Replacing existing moving sashes with new, double glazed replicas might to be possible.

How much does it cost to replace a sash window?

The cost of replacing a sash window will depend on many factors including: style, size, material and glazing. A wooden sash window will cost significantly more than a uPVC sash window. A wooden sash window can cost up to £1000. Wooden windows are more expensive to manufacture so expect to pay that bit more. uPVC sash windows can be designed to mimic wood and are much cheaper in price. The starting price for a standard uPVC sash window is on average £525.

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