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  #2511206 24-Jun-2020 08:17
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Mine from Homerit was 7 weeks from the time of order to completed installation.





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  #2511223 24-Jun-2020 08:58
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Wheelbarrow01:

 

I'm in Christchurch and have used both Fisher Aluminium and Hagley Aluminium on various renovations. I found the service from both companies to be excellent and both very price competitive.

 

I agree with previous post - you won't get windows quoted, manufactured and installed within 2 months. 3 to 4 is probably a more realistic estimate.

 

 

 

 

well I see around 4 months will take this to be done....i think I will dedicate this winter to get some estimates and hope that before next winter I will have the double glazing done. 😢

 

thanks for the suggestions.


 
 
 
 




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  #2511234 24-Jun-2020 09:15
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Dynamic:

 

Mine from Homerit was 7 weeks from the time of order to completed installation.

 

 

thanks I will contact them soon.... 😀




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  #2512513 25-Jun-2020 20:54
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what type of double glazing do you recommend for the following rooms?

 

The options available are, Classic Double Glazing, Low E Plus, Low E Max, Low E xcel

 

Bedroom

 

Bathroom

 

Toilet.

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

 


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  #2512526 25-Jun-2020 21:52
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That picture seems somewhat misleading. From memory the thermal performance gain of paying to add features (Low E etc) is relatively moderate. Thermal spacer is somewhat important, I didn't know they still did without that, maybe because I've only looked at PVC recently.


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  #2512543 25-Jun-2020 22:58
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I used NK windows for PVC replacements. They did a brilliant job. It was a while ago, 6+ years. If you are looking at double glazing existing frames see if Peters glazing is still operating. He is a Irish guy who always had good prices and did a good job.

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  #2514170 28-Jun-2020 23:04
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samgdan:

 

what type of double glazing do you recommend for the following rooms?

 

The options available are, Classic Double Glazing, Low E Plus, Low E Max, Low E xcel

 

Bedroom

 

Bathroom

 

Toilet.

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

 

Low E glass reduces heat transfer both ways. For heat loss old single glazing is U6.25, normal double glazing glass with argon fill, 16mm air gap and a thermal spacer should be at about U2.5 while the Low E XCel product is U1.1 (lower is better). Beyond the glass the frame is an influence.

 

 

 

 

 

Good low e glass should make a noticeable difference to a house. I don't see any point in getting a lower grade product like the Low E Max as it will let in less natural light and retain less heat. Metroglass also has an Xtreme product that retains a little more warmth and lets in less heat which is useful for rooms that overheat from direct sunlight in summer but don't receive much direct sunlight in winter. XCel and Xtreme should come with a thermal spacer as standard which is important for thermally broken aluminium.

 

 

 

Aluminium with a thermal break versus uPVC, both with good low e, is unlikely to give noticeably different room temperatures. Nulook and Fairview thermal break aluminium products are available with multipoint locking like uPVC usually is.

 

 

 

timmmay: I think most joinery companies don't really want to deal with the public. They're more work than builders and more discerning of faults.


 
 
 
 


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  #2522464 13-Jul-2020 19:51
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samgdan:

 

what type of double glazing do you recommend for the following rooms?

 

The options available are, Classic Double Glazing, Low E Plus, Low E Max, Low E xcel

 

 

I had my bathroom, laundry, and toilet windows double glazed last year and went with Low E Xcel - it did not cost much extra and the specs show quite a jump in heat retention over the Low E Max. Now when we have a frost the ice is on the outside of the laundry window instead of the inside! You would have similar conditions in Chch so if it's within your budget I would recommend going for the Xcel. The glass is also meant to be clearer which will probably be nicer in the bedroom.




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  #2523755 15-Jul-2020 20:47
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Arcturi:

 

samgdan:

 

what type of double glazing do you recommend for the following rooms?

 

The options available are, Classic Double Glazing, Low E Plus, Low E Max, Low E xcel

 

 

I had my bathroom, laundry, and toilet windows double glazed last year and went with Low E Xcel - it did not cost much extra and the specs show quite a jump in heat retention over the Low E Max. Now when we have a frost the ice is on the outside of the laundry window instead of the inside! You would have similar conditions in Chch so if it's within your budget I would recommend going for the Xcel. The glass is also meant to be clearer which will probably be nicer in the bedroom.

 

 

ok i will be getting install all around low-e + argon gas and tinted. estimate is around the first week of october, better doing earlier than rushing for the next winter.  😄


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  #2524419 16-Jul-2020 21:49
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Why tinted? Green, grey or bronze?




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  #2524423 16-Jul-2020 21:54
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bfginger:

Why tinted? Green, grey or bronze?

why not?

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  #2524449 16-Jul-2020 23:02
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I got darkened glass in my office window, behind my PC monitor. It makes little difference. Mirrored might have been better but costs more.

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  #2524486 17-Jul-2020 06:45
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samgdan:
bfginger:

 

Why tinted? Green, grey or bronze?

 

why not?

 

with that comment im guessing you have no reason for tinting




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  #2524515 17-Jul-2020 08:50
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Simply a bit of "privacy" during the day. At night to i know it makes no difference

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  #2524517 17-Jul-2020 08:53
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If you want privacy go for mirrored rather than tinted. You can see through tinted just as easily as normal, just lets a little less light through.


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