Is there a real saving buying through a trade supplier and which is the best?
They have depots in Southampton, Worthing, Reading, Camberley, Swindon, Bristol, Gloucester, Newport, West Wales, Stoke, Deeside, Liverpool, Leeds & Sheffield
Seven Day Windows also offer Conservatory Roofs, Composite Doors and bi-fold Doors
Again make windows in a one week they also supply Duraflex as well as Rahau and John fredricks. They also sell Timber / Wooden Windows, Aluminum Windows and Vertical Sliders
They have depots in Andover, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Colchester, Coventry, Croydon, Exeter, Fareham, Gloucester, Hayes, Hoddleston, Kiddermister, Luton, Medway, Northampton, Norwich, Sheffield, Swindon, Uckfield, Weston
Same time scales as above but supply Rahau and Veka
If you are going down this route below is a very simple guide to measuring PVC windows
In recent years there has been an explosion in the amount of small trade depots all over the country. These vaguely fall in to 2 categories, 1) Independently owned, purchasing from a fabricator adding a small margin and selling to small window fitters, builders and the general public 2) Major fabricators using a trade depots as a way or selling more direct windows with larger margins.
There can be a real saving by buying your windows through a trade style depot as they have less overheads and you are often buying them directly from the manufacturer. There are many parts of the country where the local trade counters are supplying the same windows as the high end retailers in the town for a fraction of the price.
Many of these trade counters have approved local suppliers that can also install the windows for you at a reduced rate.
There are a few things to remember however, make sure you understand where toughened glass and fire escapes are needed otherwise any saving you make will be soaked up by remake windows. You may also have to measure the windows yourself this also could be cost if done badly. My suggestion would be speak to the local trade depot and ask them to recommend a fitter that can survey and is used to the product they supply.
The final thing to remember with buying trade windows is you are unlikely to get a FENSA or CERTass certificate so you may been to apply to the council for building regulations.
One final thing, like with most window companies, negotiate, negotiate, negotiate!
Below I have listed the top 3 nation wide local trade suppliers
As the name suggest they manufacture made to measure windows in 7 days. They supply the a very high standard Duraflex 70mm System with shootbolts and “A” rated offering
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