Georgian uPVC windows, composite doors and aluminium bifolds.

On many of the new build developments we install into, Georgian uPVC windows are often specified. This development was no different.

Georgian uPVC windows essentially refers to the fact that uPVC windows can come with a Georgian bar or insert inside the glass to create a more traditional look whilst not breaking the bank. The other option is the astragal bar, which is the bar that is on the outside of the glass. This is even more effective and as expected, more expensive. This article neatly explains the difference.

This new build development in East Peckham, Kent came from a very good commercial customer of ours, for whom we have done work all over Kent. Our projects page shows a fair handful of some of the supply and installation contracts we have carried out for them. The job arrived with us as drawings clearly showing the horizontal Georgian bars across the windows. Our first question was whether they wanted astragal bars (bars outside the glass) or Georgian inserts/bars (inside the glazed unit). Unsure as to how it would affect the budget for the whole development, we were asked to quote for both options. So we did this and as the astragal bar option added up to significantly more across the development, they made the decision to go with Georgian uPVC windows with bars/inserts.

We then needed to price up for the bifolding doors that were specified for the rear of the properties. As we quite bluntly say to all of our customers, uPVC bifolding doors are not really that great. They have fat frames and move around too much and need adjusting too much for our liking. They may be slightly cheaper but we don’t think they represent good value for money for our customers. We much prefer aluminium bifolding doors so this is what we suggest to all of our customers. This house building customer was no different.

The customer duly placed the order for the Georgian uPVC windows, black composite doors and aluminium bifolds and notified us when they were ready for the survey, which we carried out and around 4 weeks later, everything was successfully installed.


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