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Topic # 192012 24-Feb-2016 09:38
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Hey everyone

 

I am looking at getting the windows changed at my home. We are looking at getting new metal frames and possibly double glazing some of the larger windows in the house. Does anyone have any recommendations for which companies to get quotes from? 

 

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  Reply # 1498334 24-Feb-2016 09:49
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Thermalframe / Homerit for PVC are worth considering. I have one window and two doors in PVC, I'm redoing the rest of my house using ThermalFrame in April. They have a two month lead time because they're so busy. Aluminium isn't used in really cold countries, they're all PVC.





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  Reply # 1498335 24-Feb-2016 09:52
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timmmay:

 

Thermalframe / Homerit for PVC are worth considering. I have one window and two doors in PVC, I'm redoing the rest of my house using ThermalFrame in April. They have a two month lead time because they're so busy. Aluminium isn't used in really cold countries, they're all PVC.

 

 

 

 

Oh ok thanks for that - they all look metallic so assumed they must be. I guessed wrong. I got the contact of a company from Whangarei who seem decent.

 

 

 

I should note, I am based in Auckland.


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  Reply # 1498341 24-Feb-2016 10:07
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Homerit is in Auckland. PVC looks like plastic. Some people say it doesn't last as long as aluminium, which may be true, but it's been shown to be durable in NZ. Like I said I'm doing my whole house in it, and AFAIK it's the primary choice for windows in the UK, much of Europe, and Scandinavian.





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  Reply # 1498342 24-Feb-2016 10:15
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timmmay:

 

Thermalframe / Homerit for PVC are worth considering. I have one window and two doors in PVC, I'm redoing the rest of my house using ThermalFrame in April. They have a two month lead time because they're so busy. Aluminium isn't used in really cold countries, they're all PVC.

 

 

 

 

I'm interested in this too, would you mind sharing a little more about your experience with PVC? We had PVC windows in a London flat and they were great (the tilt and turn ones - awesome idea). But I've always worried about plastic in NZ's harsh-UV environment. Any worries about durability?


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My experience is only a few years. You'd be better off Googling it. Couple of relevant pages here and here. Maybe more here from Branz, homerit have one series Branz approved.





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If you're replacing the windows it is worth having them all double glazed. 

 

There are many past threads on this forum on the subject of windows which you should read.

 

Warmwindows is an alternative to Homerit for uPVC in Auckland.

 

 


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  Reply # 1529581 10-Apr-2016 17:28
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We did 1/2 the house in Thermaframe uPVC last year - thanks party to recs here. It's amazing stuff - we are in a high wind zone and pretty much in the splash zone when the NW is up  being beach front. The different in sound  is incrediible and no more crying windows! 





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  Reply # 1529616 10-Apr-2016 18:56
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I'm having ThermalFrame windows put in the rest of my house soon. They have a bit of a queue, around 3 months, they're apparently very busy. Because they're so busy service suffers a little, mostly response times.





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