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messageAny recommendations for timber double glazed sash windows?
Posted by KateFord March 11, 06:48PM

Hi there,

I'm looking to replace some of my single pane Victorian sash windows as they are beyond repair and unsafe now I have a new baby.

Has anyone got good recommendations for companies that supply really attractive Victorian-style timber windows and fit them really well? *I know it may sound obvious about fitting, but you'd be surprised at how some workpeople can put them in badly and not properly fill the gaps - or they are incorrectly measured meaning the pane can crack.

Any help and pics would really be beneficial. If anyone wants to PM that would be super.

Thanks.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was march 13, 11:14am by KateFord.

messageRe: Recommendations for timber double glazed sash windows
Posted by KateFord March 13, 11:12AM

Last call for recommendations!

messageRe: Recommendations for timber double glazed sash windows
Posted by Sue March 13, 12:28PM

I'm about to PM you!

messageRe: Recommendations for timber double glazed sash windows
Posted by KateFord March 13, 09:03PM

Thanks so much Sue - you are star! x

messageRe: Any recommendations for timber double glazed sash windows?
Posted by alice March 14, 09:59AM

Rafael Gabriel excellent quality timber double glazed windows. Fitting was not a rush job everything perfect. And the price excellent value for money.

messageRe: Any recommendations for timber double glazed sash windows?
Posted by overcaffeinated March 16, 08:42AM

We used Sundial (Steve - 07966 493641) to refurbish and retrofit with slimline double glazing for most of our windows, and replace a couple with new ones. He and his team were brilliant and the windows look amazing. Highly highly recommend. Happy to send pics if you PM me your number, or for you to pop over and see them in person (were in Peckham Rye).

messageRe: Recommendations for timber double glazed sash windows
Posted by KateFord March 18, 02:18PM

Hi Sue,

tried PMing you but it says your mail storage box is full!

messageRe: Any recommendations for timber double glazed sash windows?
Posted by KateFord March 18, 02:31PM

Thanks overcaffeinated for the recommendation - looks like they just do refurbs though and I need completely new windows. Difficult to tell though as their site is under construction. [www.sundialps.co.uk]

Have been in touch with Paul at SJB Sash Windows Specialist Ltd and visited their work and think I'll go with them tbh as they also have the best price from four others I've tried and the people I visited only had good things to say about them. [sjbsashwindows.co.uk]

messageRe: Any recommendations for timber double glazed sash windows?
Posted by Sue March 18, 09:42PM

KateFord Wrote:
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>
> Have been in touch with Paul at SJB Sash Windows
> Specialist Ltd and visited their work and think
> I'll go with them tbh as they also have the best
> price from four others I've tried and the people I
> visited only had good things to say about them.
> [sjbsashwindows.co.uk]



I was extremely impressed by this firm, and will probably be going with them as well.

messageRe: Any recommendations for timber double glazed sash windows?
Posted by KateFord March 19, 11:51AM

Sue - please delete your inbox messages as I've been trying to message you. x

messageRe: Any recommendations for timber double glazed sash windows?
Posted by costeve March 19, 02:02PM

Very impressive ! What's wrong using a local joinery ? are not local joiners really crafty as well?? Do you think you will better off using them? Just cause the locals possibly don't have that fancy websites? will you be aloud to see how they make your windows? i can see people are so tick here, they like an "expansive" brochure and a fancy website. When doing any joinery works what you need is someone with crafts, the rest its all an illusion! good luck!

messageRe: Any recommendations for timber double glazed sash windows?
Posted by KateFord March 19, 03:44PM

costeve Wrote:
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> Very impressive ! What's wrong using a local
> joinery ? are not local joiners really crafty as
> well?? Do you think you will better off using
> them? Just cause the locals possibly don't have
> that fancy websites? will you be aloud to see how
> they make your windows? i can see people are so
> tick here, they like an "expansive" brochure and a
> fancy website. When doing any joinery works what
> you need is someone with crafts, the rest its all
> an illusion! good luck!

Hi costeve. I'm not sure why your post appears so aggressive. I wasn't criticising Sundial's website - I just simply stated that I couldn't tell exactly what services they offered as it was still under construction. So as a result can't view a gallery of work or testimonials or anything else that may help when making an informed decision. Regarding the company I have chosen to use, they are impressive because of the examples I have visited in person and the professionalism of their agents - btw they are based in Carshalton. Also the quotes I got from local joiners were more than double (and in one case triple) SJB's quotes.

I would add that you probably meant "because" or "cos" rather than "cause", "allowed" rather than "aloud" and "expensive" rather than "expansive".

Also not sure if where you stated 'people like me are so "tick", you actually meant that people like me are so "thick"? ;)



Edited 6 time(s). Last edit was march 26, 02:47pm by KateFord.

messageRe: Any recommendations for timber double glazed sash windows?
Posted by KateFord March 26, 02:26PM

Regarding Sundial - as I couldn't tell what services they offered because their site is under construction, an agent contacted me to confirm that they do not in fact replace new windows (see below). I only contacted them in the interests of fairness regarding Costeve's earlier comments. After six quotes and two refusals I have found the quote provided by Paul at SJB Sash Windows to be the most competitive, also he has impressed me the most with his professionalism and knowledge (he is always contactable and courteous plus was a craftsman and fitter prior to doing house visits).

"Thanks for your enquiry and interest in our company. Unfortunately, this is not the type of work we do. We refurbish and restore mainly Victorian windows, rather than replace. Thanks again - Steve Carter. ".

Thanks all.

messageRe: Any recommendations for timber double glazed sash windows?
Posted by alice March 26, 02:30PM

Anyone posting up prices. Mine were 1500 each

messageRe: Any recommendations for timber double glazed sash windows?
Posted by KateFord March 26, 02:46PM

Depends on sizes but mine are roughly 170cm height x 90cm width/150cm height x 90cm width and approx 1600/1500 each inc Vat in Accoya wood with sprayed white finish, double glazed with white spacers, traditional weights, security locks and Angel ventlocks inc. satin chrome hardware and fitting of architrave and nosing board + making good.

messageRe: Any recommendations for timber double glazed sash windows?
Posted by alice March 26, 02:59PM

Sounds similar there are people out there charging nearly double that. What impressed me about Raphael was the time taken to fit the windows and make good afterwards so its perfect. And I suppose the way they cared for the house covering the stairs and everywhere and hoovering just lovely

messageRe: Any recommendations for timber double glazed sash windows?
Posted by Sue March 26, 10:30PM

KateFord Wrote:
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> Sue - please delete your inbox messages as I've
> been trying to message you. x


Sorry, I hadn't been following this thread, I've deleted some now x

messageRe: Any recommendations for timber double glazed sash windows?
Posted by anneat April 04, 12:28PM

Could you give me Rafael's contact details please? Thanks Anneat


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