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UPVC Windows Installation Cost Guide

uPVC windows offer many benefits (un-plasticized polyvinyl chloride) and they are quickly becoming the first choice when it comes to double glazing windows. UPVC can transform your property, offer security level and also help save energy.

upvc windows installation cost

Although many often complain that white uPVC windows are cheap and tacky-looking, there are actually numerous benefits to having them installed on your property. Not only are they particularly inexpensive, but uPVC windows are:

  • Durable and long-lasting, requiring very little maintenance for over ten to fifteen years.
  • Extremely weatherproof, even in the worst thunderstorms we experience in the UK.
  • Easy to clean – just a damp cloth or sponge can wipe away all dirt and smears.
  • Soundproof – especially with double or triple glazing.
  • Secure and easy to lock, guaranteeing you and your family’s safety.

How to estimate uPVC windows cost

Well, figuring out an exact, final bill for the cost of uPVC windows can be tricky, because it ultimately depends on a number of different factors, such as:

  • The number of windows you need replacing or refitting on your property.
  • The size and measurements of these windows (height x length).
  • The number of openings you require per frame.
  • The types of glass panels you want (double or triple glazing, low-E, UV resilient, etc).
  • The colour, style and finish of your chosen uPVC material.

Why choose uPCV Windows?

uPVC windows are energy efficient

Perhaps the best thing about uPVC windows is that they are truly energy efficient. For instance, since this type of window offer good insulation, there is minimum heat loss. In fact, the energy efficiency of uPVC windows far exceeds that offered by aluminium, steel or wooden windows.

uPVC windows need really low maintenance

When it comes to maintenance, uPVC windows are long-lasting durable, and hence do not require a lot of maintenance for upto fifteen years. UPVC can save you a great deal of time as they are extremely easy to maintain. Issues like rusting, rotting, fading or flaking are non-existent with uPVC windows. Any other type of window requires repainting every 5 years and you will need to take truly good care of. But by installing uPVC windows, all you need to clean them using a wet cloth or wet sponge.

uPVC windows offer good security

UPVC are very secure and can be easily locked, which in turn a person’s family’s safety. They are manufactured using robust solid materials, the question of forced entry into your home is addressed totally well with such windows in place. You may find that majority of the uPVC windows are not burglar-proof, but even then, uPVC windows just come second right after aluminium windows, which are considered the best option when it comes to security.

uPVC windows are affordable

When you want to replace all of your windows at once, or you are building a brand new house and you need to install a new set of windows, UPVC windows are considered an affordable option, as they are cheaper than aluminum or wooden windows.  

Wide range of colours and styles

Perhaps the only disadvantage of using uPVC windows is the limited choice of colours and designs at the moment. In the past you used to find them only in very few colours and plastic like look but with the growing market, the range of colours and styles is constantly increasing.

Coming to the cost of UPVC windows,  despite their affordability, figuring out the cost is a tad bit difficult, as it depends on a number of factors, which includes the likes of the total number of windows that need to be refitted or replaced in a single property, the size or measurement of the windows, the kind of glass panels being used, whether they are UV resilient or with double or triple glazing and whether they are ones with low-E and lastly on the style, finish and color of the material used in the UPVC windows.

Average uPVC windows Cost

UPVC window prices change according to the style and size. The average cost of one UPVC window price measuring  60cm x 90cm costs around £250

To help you get an idea of uPVC windows costs we have put together the following table, which lists the average cost of uPVC windows according to the type of window

UPVC Window Guide Prices

uPVC Casement Window Prices (Fixed Window)

Casement Window SizeColourGuide Price
500mm x 500mmWhite£150 – £175
500mm x 500mmWood Grain£175 – £200
1000mm x 500mmWhite£175 – £200
1000mm x 500mmWood Grain£200 – £250
1000mm x 1000mmWhite£200 – £250
1000mm x 1000mmWood Grain£225 – £275
1200mm x 1200mmWhite£225 – £275
1200mm x 1200mmWood Grain£250 – £300

uPVC Casement Window Prices (1 Opener)

Casement Window SizeColourGuide Price
500mm x 500mmWhite£250 – £300
500mm x 500mmWood Grain£300 – £350
1000mm x 500mmWhite£275 – £325
1000mm x 500mmWood Grain£325 – £375
1000mm x 1000mmWhite£300 – £350
1000mm x 1000mmWood Grain£350 – £400
1200mm x 1200mmWhite£350 – £400
1200mm x 1200mmWood Grain>£400 – £450

uPVC Sash Window Prices

Casement Window SizeColourGuide Price
500mm x 500mmWhite£525 – £600
500mm x 500mmWood Grain£625 – £700
1000mm x 500mmWhite£600 – £700
1000mm x 500mmWood Grain£700 – £800
1000mm x 1000mmWhite£625 – £725
1000mm x 1000mmWood Grain£725 – £825
1200mm x 1200mmWhite£725 – £825
1200mm x 1200mmWood Grain£850 – £950

Get uPVC windows installation quotes

These prices and figures are, however, just estimates, and for more accurate and up-to-date information about uPVC windows and door prices you should get in touch with a number of different local tradesmen and national manufacturers. That way you can compare a variety of quotes and find the cheapest option available for your property.

It is also important to make sure your chosen employer is fully qualified – to guarantee liability insurance and your deposit, always make sure they are FENSA registered, as that means they have been fully approved by the glass and glazing federation and your local authority.

As long as you shop around for the best deal and budget carefully, however, there’s no reason why your new uPVC windows shouldn’t be up and ready to use in a matter of weeks – at the half the price of more expensive sash window designs!

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