Replastering etc after window replacement?

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Replastering etc after window replacement?

Postby Seedy » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:23 am

We're just having all our windows replaced with uPVC and the installers seem to doing a good job but are, as expected, leaving a lot of re-rendering in their wake, thanks to nothing in the house being straight. The house is insulated externally and the making good involves replacing the damaged insulation in the window reveals, new steel corners, a bit of plasterboarding and a fair amount of plaster to remake the interior sills.

The guy we've been recommended seems to know his stuff but doesn't seem to be cheap, to put it mildly! I'm sure plenty of people have replaced their windows so can anyone give me an idea of what they paid to get a good job done, please? I'm sure plenty of people have replaced their windows so can anyone give me an idea of what they paid to get a good job done, please?

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Postby ashlar » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:19 am

Six Windows 100 levs + 20 levs Petrol ... Just Labour for two days.

Materials extra
2 x bags of satin gyps
1 x bag terroflex
small bag cement
Sand we have
12 blocks of 5 cm Ytong
1 sheet of 9mm plaster board
6 x angle for window reveals
1mt of 100 sand paper.

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Postby Seedy » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:07 am

Thanks, Ashlar :)

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UPVC windows

Postby Bapps » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:45 am

Hi read your thread there should be no extra costs to you when you receive your quotation.

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Re: UPVC windows

Postby Spiralbg » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:00 am

Bapps wrote:Hi read your thread there should be no extra costs to you when you receive your quotation we supply and fit all types of doors and windows and all our quotes include making good and not leaving foam and beads unfinished you can see our work at www.montrosebg.com any advise is free also


Personally, I prefer someone to give me a breakdown, price for windows, price for delivery, price for labour, price for materials to make good after, price for this, price for that.....
It's easier to just give a total for a job and that is that, but I prefer to see exactly what they are charging me for.

In Bulgaria, plastering the windows etc after installation is usually a totally different job. A Bulgarian company would never think about the plastering once their job is done.

AND as a little piece of advice in general, if it isn't on the quote, it isn't included, no matter how small the job may be.

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Postby Seedy » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:49 pm

Amen to that, Spiro.

The replacement all went well and we got a specialist in to re-render, make up any broken corners and insulation after the windows and kamak sills had gone in.

A very nice job all round and a very reasonable price all told - the plasterer even has a wife who does as good a job as he does! :lol:

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Postby qwerty » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:51 pm

My neighbour changed all their doors and windows to UPV double glazed, re-plastering (And not little patches like in a UK installation but large chunks of wall came adrift) was not included.

They hired a seperate person to patch up and re-plaster the inside.

Another person was then hired to try to patch up better than the first plasterer.

Lastly they gave up and hired yet another person to just stick wallpaper over and hide the entire mess.

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Postby Spiralbg » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:19 pm

Seedy wrote:Amen to that, Spiro.

The replacement all went well and we got a specialist in to re-render, make up any broken corners and insulation after the windows and kamak sills had gone in.

A very nice job all round and a very reasonable price all told - the plasterer even has a wife who does as good a job as he does! :lol:


Kamak sills eh? Sounds rather nice Mr. Seed!
So the house is coming along quite nicely then...? ;)

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Postby Spiralbg » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:20 pm

qwerty wrote:My neighbour changed all their doors and windows to UPV double glazed, re-plastering (And not little patches like in a UK installation but large chunks of wall came adrift) was not included.

They hired a seperate person to patch up and re-plaster the inside.

Another person was then hired to try to patch up better than the first plasterer.

Lastly they gave up and hired yet another person to just stick wallpaper over and hide the entire mess.


Don't tell me, now the paper is peeling and they have decided to tile the whole place? :lol:


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