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UPVC profile type

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Rafik Ahmed, 13 Mar 2018.

  1. Rafik Ahmed

    Rafik Ahmed

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    Hi
    Could anyone please inform me as to which profile to go for between Veka, Swish or Kommerling???
    What I mean is which one is the better quality in terms of durable performance, not how long it’ll last. Thanks
     
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    Most if not all profiles are pretty much all the same nowadays and the only real difference is the look or the moulding, performance wise then all much of a muchness, it's more about the fitting - that is more important, there's a lot of fitters and service engineers on this section and we all say the same, a poor window fitted well is better than a top spec window that's been fitted poorly

    It's all in the fitting!
     
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    As Cranks says they are all good profiles (and there any many other good ones too).
    Its all if the fitting, Guarantees and customer service.

    Go with a local trusted firm preferably with a few recommendations from friends and family. Avoid the national company's like the plague.
     
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    I have seen some cheap profiles which have warped and not only the colour changed but it’s peripheral devices had failed, as this particular house had two separate extensions made so all three sections had different profile windows. With the last extension having the most expensive one being the best profile and that after 5 years of service is the best performing one. It was only within two years span that these two extensions were built. Yet the old ones weren’t used as much as the new build being first floor bedroom windows where as the extensions were all ground floor ones. So to conclude the brand of profile does matter and I think the best ones are Rehau, Veka, Kömmerling, Swish etc
     
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    Peripheral devices have nothing to do with the profile(the extruder of the plastic), handles, hinges, locks are made by others and all require periodic maintanence
     
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    The brands are just the PVC. These are made in 6m lengths and sold onto factory's that cut, weld, put it all together and add handles and hinges etc.
    Factory's all use different makes of locks, handles, hinges etc

    I possibly should reword my previous statement to "Its all in the manufacturing, fitting, Guarantees and customer service".

    Although technically Guarantees and customer service already covers that.
    I personally do manufacturers guarantee + 10 years on the fitting.
    Most of my suppliers are 10 years on everything (but there are so many products available now that it can vary) If a sash drops, A unit mists up, A handles breaks etc as long as it hasn't been abused (and has at least been kept clean) I will replace it free of charge for upto 10 years.

    If I turn up and a part is caked in crap that has obviously caused the damage I will charge but thats rare.

    The majority of company's generally do 10 years on the frames, 5 years on the glass, 1 year on fitting and moving parts so like I say its about finding a good fitting company.

    Personally I don't advertise at all (van isn't even sign written) all my work is from word of mouth recommendations.
    Doing the odd repair for free every now and then takes an hour or so of my time but it more than pays for itself in the free advertising I get from them telling their friends

    Company's like me are quite rare nowadays though.
     
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