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Grey UPVC Porch Door

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Martin Quinn, 18 Feb 2016.

  1. Martin Quinn

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    Hi, can anyone tell me whether £1900 is about the right price for a porch door with arch fitted?

    The profile is Linear sculptured and the glass is sandblasted a-rated. The upvc is grey on the outside and white on the inside.

    I have been waiting 6 months for this door to be fitted and they have told me as a good will gesture that the door is being fitted at cost. However I am not sure whether a door such as this would be £1900 cost, seems a bit expensive if it is.

    The doors open outwards and the hinges, handles and letter box are all chrome.

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  3. God

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    I can't see anyone fitting a door at cost
     
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    Hard to say as arch's usually cost silly money and grey is not a color I have dealt with yet. The doors alone cost price would be in the £1000 region and I can imagine the arch being in the £500 ballpark.

    It really depends on who there suppliers are and if the whole thing is being made by one specialist factory or if the doors and arch are being made separately.
    I use a small local factory for my windows/doors and they are usually about 15-20% cheaper than most of the big factory's.
    I would then get the arch from a separate company (again small and little known company).

    If they get the whole thing made in one from the major arch specialists then I can well imagine the price being around that mark, Maybe a little cheaper.
     
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    With taking 6 months they may well have cocked up on the quoting, Or measured it wrong, Or had the frame in ready but dropped it lol.

    Any of these things could easily mean they are doing it at a significant loss.
    Impossible to say for sure without working at the company but after 6 months I'm guessing there has been a screw up of some sorts.
     
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    Ok thanks all. I don't honestly think its cost but in getting £1k towards it as part of a green deal so cant really complain. Was just shocked at them trying to make out that £1900 is cost.
     
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    A set of square white French doors fitted is around £900/1200 so a grey door and arched would be a fair bit dearer so it's probably about right
     
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    Whoever is telling you they are A rated with ' sandblasted ' is mistaken, as far as I'm aware... Decorative glass has never been tested for energy ratings, and also a sealed unit by itself is not energy rated , it will be the whole frame....
     
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    Sandblasted is just 4mm or 6mm glass that's been sandblasted so I cannot see how it would change the rating of it by having it blasted
     
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    We were told by Fensa that Energy ratings were only ever done with a standard frame , and clear / low e glass . If you use obscure glass it is no longer energy rated , it is only a u value , the same as putting a trickle vent in and also using any type of Add -on. Decorative glass ( sandblasted /lead/film etc ) were never tested . An inspector would pass a frame with it in as long as it had warm edge spacer, argon and Planitherm. The sandblasting will be detracting from the Diamant , affecting the solar gain, therefore it can not be A rated... It will probably carry the same U value as an A rated window , but , technically , it is not A rated
     
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    Always been told doors can't reach an A Rating, neither can anything with obscure glass in.
    A door with obscure glass is a no no for being A rated, will it make a massive difference to heat loss??? Nope
     
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