How Much Do Windows Cost? Replacement Window Prices 2020

Replacement Window Prices

Installing double glazing with uPVC frames throughout an average 3 bedroom house could cost between £3,000 to £5,000. However, to get the best window prices it is important to compare at least two quotes to be sure you’re getting a competitive price. A very good tactic is to consider quotes from both a leading installer like Everest, Anglian or Safestyle against a local, independent window fitter.

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Which are the cheapest window frames?

uPVC Window Prices

Aluminium Window Prices

Timber Window Prices

Which is the cheapest style of window?

How to measure your windows

Double Glazing vs Secondary Glazing Prices

Comparing window quotes and prices

How much does it cost to replace windows?

Finding window prices for a window replacement can be a difficult business. There are so many factors that can affect the price of the materials and labour involved that it’s almost impossible for a window installer to estimate without visiting your home. Having said that, we’ve done some research around the average cost of window replacements in today’s market to help you to at least make a start on a budget.

This table shows the average cost per double-glazed window depending on the type of frame material you choose and the size of the window. It is important to note that these price ranges are provided to given an indication of price and actual window installation quotes may vary.

Window Frame 600 x 900mm 900 x 1200mm 1200 x 1200mm
uPVC £250-£400 £400-£600 £650-£900
Aluminium £550-£700 £650-£800 £750-£1,000
Timber £850-£1,000 £1,200-£1,400 £1,350-£1,500

Installing double glazing with uPVC frames throughout an average 3 bedroom house could cost between £3,000 to £5,000, but it’s not a question anyone can answer definitively without visiting your home and considering the style, size and type of windows you’re looking for. Triple glazing will add around 30% to the cost and opting for aluminium or timber frames will be more expensive again adding between 30-50% to the price.

uPVC window frames are generally the lowest cost option. Composite window frames (a combination of timber and aluminium or steel) are often the most expensive type of frame to install.

In terms of style, casement style windows are usually the lowest cost option. Dual turn windows are often the most expensive to install.

Any extra security features you would like will add to the price and the cost of installation will vary depending on which window fitters you speak to. This is why we recommend comparing multiple quotes from at least 2 or 3 companies so you can find out see where the best value for money is. Get free window quotes from local and national installers now.

Which are the cheapest window frames?

The material you choose for your window frames will have a significant impact on the cost. We’ve put together some average prices for the supply and installation of windows by material to give you an indication of the difference in price you are looking at.

uPVC window Prices

uPVC Window Prices

uPVC windows are generally the lowest cost option but this doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not the right choice for your home. High-quality uPVC frames are easy to maintain with an occasional wipe down being all that’s needed to keep them looking their best. However, poor quality uPVC can warp over time so the absolute cheapest you can find may not be the best long term investment for your home.

Here are the average costs* for the supply and installation of uPVC framed double glazing.

Size of Window (mm) Price per uPVC Casement Window – Ground floor Price per uPVC Casement Window – Second floor
600 x 900 £250 – £350 £300 – £400
900 x 1200 £400 – £550 £450 – £600
1200 x 1200 £650 – £750 £800 – £900

Aluminium Window Prices

Aluminium frames are more expensive than uPVC but will provide your home with long lasting, durable and sleek looking windows. They offer more thermal efficiency than uPVC, have slimmer frames and require less maintenance than timber. Aluminium frames can also be supplied in a range of colours so they remain consistent with the look and style of your home.

Here are the average costs* for the supply and installation of aluminium framed double glazing.

Size of Window (mm) Price per Aluminium Casement Window – Ground floor Price per Aluminium Casement Window – Second floor
600 x 900 £550 – £600 £600 – £700
900 x 1200 £650 – £750 £700 – £800
1200 x 1200 £750 – £850 £900 – £1,000

uPVC windows

 


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Timber Window Prices

Timber frames are the most costly option but can add real value to your home, especially if you are conscious about the overall aesthetics. They provide a classic and elegant finish and are perfect if your home is if a particular period. Timber frames are available in either hardwood or softwood and in a range of finishes. It’s worth remembering that, in addition to their higher cost, they also require more ongoing maintenance than uPVC or aluminium.

Here are the average costs* for the supply and installation of timber framed double glazing.

Size of Window (mm) Price per Timber Casement Window – Ground floor Price per Timber Casement Window – Second floor
600 x 900 £850 – £950 £900 – £1,000
900 x 1200 £1,200 – £1,300 £1,300 – £1,400
1200 x 1200 £1,350 – £1,450 £1,400 – £1,500

Timber Window Prices

*Please note that these figures are based on average costs for standard installations and are intended as a guide price only.

Which is the cheapest style of window?

The price of your windows will also depend on the style that you choose. Here are the average costs for a range of window styles in white uPVC frames with double glazing to give you a point of comparison to start from.

Casement Windows Prices

Casement windows are one the most commonly found on homes because they offer a great deal of versatility. They can be fixed or can open from either the top , side or bottom and are available in sizes, materials and finishes to suit almost any purpose.

Size of Window (mm) Style Price per window (not including installation)
500 x 500 Fixed £150 – £200
1000 x 1000 Fixed £200 – £250
1200 x 1200 Fixed £250 – £300
500 x 500 1 Opener £250 – £300
1000 x 1000 1 Opener £275 – £325
1200 x 1200 1 Opener £350 – £400
500 x 500 French £450 – £500
1000 x 1000 French £500 – £550
1200 x 1200 French £525 – £575

Casement Window Prices

 


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Sash Window Prices

Sash windows are most commonly found on Georgian and Victorian homes and add a really distinctive, traditional look for your property. They are essentially panes of glass which open either horizontally or vertically and are typically fitted with timber frames.

Size of Window (mm) Price per window (not including installation)
500 x 500 £550 – £625
1000 x 1000 £650 – £725
1200 x 1200 £750 – £850

Sash Window Prices

 


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Tilt & Turn Window Prices

Tilt & Turn windows are a more modern solution as, unlike other types, they open inwards into the room so it’s easier to maintain them and ventilation is improved. The tilting feature also means that you have a great deal of flexibility when it comes to how widely you open them which is perfect for homes where safety of children is a concern.

Size of Window (mm) Price per window (not including installation)
800 x 800 £450 – £500
1000 x 1000 £500 – £550
1200 x 1200 £550 – £600

Tilt and Turn Window Prices

 


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Bay Window Prices

A bay window protrudes out from the flat wall of a home and creates a bay area within the room. Today this type of window can be found in homes of all kinds and includes various design options such as box windows, circle bay windows, bow windows and oriel windows.

Size of Window (mm) Style Price per window (not including installation)
2400 x 1200 3 section £1,000 – £1,200
3000 x 1200 3 section £1,200 – £1,300
3000 x 1500 3 section £1,300 – £1,400
3000 x 1200 4 section £1,500 – £1,600
3600 x 1200 4 section £1,600 – £1,700
3600 x 1500 4 section £1,700 – £1,800
3600 x 1200 5 section £1,900 – £2,200
4000 x 1200 5 section £2,000 – £2,300
4000 x 1500 5 section £2,100 – £2,400

Bay Window prices

 


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Bow Window Prices

Bow windows are a type of bay window that curves and adds a rounded aesthetic to the exterior of your home. curved bay windows, creating a rounded appearance on the outside of the home. A bow window is a great option is maximising light in your home is a priority.

Size of Window (mm) Style Price per window (not including installation)
2400 x 1200 3 section £1,100 – £1,200
3000 x 1200 3 section £1,200 – £1,300
3000 x 1500 3 section £1,300 – £1,400
3000 x 1200 4 section £1,500 – £1,600
3600 x 1200 4 section £1,600 – £1,700
3600 x 1500 4 section £1,700 – £1,800
3600 x 1200 5 section £1,900 – £2,100
4000 x 1200 5 section £2,000 – £2,200
4000 x 1500 5 section £2,100 – £2,300

Bow Window prices

 


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How to measure your windows

Measuring your new windows

When taking the measurements for your new windows remember to do so in millimetres (mm). Where possible you will need to measure the aperture or brickwork opening on the outside of your property. Any windows above the ground floor will cost more to replace as the window fitter will need to use scaffolding to access them. It’s possible that a company may offer a discount if you need more than 5 windows so if you’re having a total overhaul remember to ask the question!

Not sure how to measure your windows correctly? Take a look at our step by step guide to measuring your old windows for replacement.


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Double Glazing vs Secondary Glazing

Double glazing prices sit at around £350 – £600 per window. However, double glazing prices will vary from installation to installation and will depend on:

  • Size of the window
  • Frame material
  • Style
  • Type of glass
  • Rates charged by the installer – compare quotes to find the most competitive price

Thanks to being an effective insulator that will help to keep your home warmer and reduce outdoor noise, double glazing is well worth the investment. The Energy Saving Trust found that typical gas heated homes across England, Scotland and Wales could be saving up to £160 a year – just by having double glazing installed.

If the cost of double glazing isn’t a realistic option for you, secondary glazing could be the next best option for you. This involves adding a second pane of glass to single glazing which is fitted on the inside of the window. It’s a cheaper choice and will reduce the heat loss and noise pollution associated with single glazing, but it’s not as effective as double glazing.

Comparing window quotes and prices

Before you begin inviting tradespeople or salespeople into your home it’s a very good idea to do your own research. Take a look around at the options on the market, ask friends and family for recommendations and possibly even neighbours with similar homes if they’ve had new windows installed recently. This will give you a great foundation so that you can give them a clear steer from the start as to what you’re looking for in terms of frame materials and style of windows.

To provide accurate quotes for your new windows the sales representative or tradesperson will need to visit your home. Don’t let any trader pressure you to agree to a quote based on ‘today only prices’. A reputable company will provide their best quote and leave you to consider it. They should also be registered with FENSA or the GGF.

What should a quote for new windows include?

When getting quotes for your new windows, the total price quoted by each installer should include:

  • A full survey of your home
  • The window frames & external cill
  • Evidence of energy efficiency rating
  • Any security features
  • Glass panes (standard, toughened, obscured)
  • Handles
  • All installation / labour costs
  • Trims, fixings, silicones and sealants
  • Registration with industry body such as FENSA or Certass and relevant certification
  • Removal and disposal of your old windows

We advise you get as many quotes as you can but it’s really important that you compare more than a single quote to be sure you’re getting a competitive price. A very good tactic is to consider quotes from both a leading installer like Everest, Anglian or Safestyle against a local, independent window fitter. Remember to compare a like for like service so you can see the difference in window prices and ask specific questions.

Tell us what you need by completing our short enquiry form and we can provide you with competitive quotes from up to 3 reputable window fitters. There’s no obligation to use any of the quotes you receive.


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