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Dean Wilkinson Glass

Window fitter / Conservatory installer

I’m a glazier with over 30 years experience With a friendly and reliable service covering all aspects of glazing and repairs

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Reviewed by Peter on 22/3/2020

Dean was outstanding in every respect from 1st to respond, best quote,top quality work and his response time. I have never said this before but Dean was truly amazing, kept all his promise and performed amazing work. We had two double glazed windows that needed the glass replacing and a bathroom window that needed completely replacing. He did all of these perfectly and a couple of extra jobs that he did at no charge. I rate him 10+++ out of 10. Will not hesitate to recommend him. Peter and Wilma.

ENTRYTEC LOCKSMITHS LTD

Window fitter / Conservatory installer

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Choose the highest rated locksmith on Rated People !! EntryTec Locksmiths is a family run business . After years of working with larger companies and seeing the ridiculous prices they charge I decided to go it alone. I am based near Manchester and have clients such as Miller Metcalfe, Whitegates and many others. Not only am I a qualified Locksmith I also specialise in UPVC repairs , handles , hinges, letterboxes etc etc . Please check out my website or read my reviews here on Rated People and on Yell.Com .Feel free to ask any questions at all. If you are locked out I can get you in with no damage. If you are concerned about security in your home , I will happily offer free advise on what is best for you. Our vehicles are sign written and we carry ID. We always call 10 minutes ahead to let you know we are close by. All our work is guaranteed and carried out to the highest standards. For a great service at excellent prices use Entrytec Locksmiths Ltd

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Reviewed by A on 2/4/2020

Excellent service, price & superb job, thank you!!

Pelleglazing

Window fitter / Conservatory installer

All type of glazing and rotten window repair and refurbishment

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Reviewed by Lisa on 3/3/2020

I cannot speak highly enough about Robert Pelle and his team. We had been left with three majorly leaking roof lights in our home at the hands of a less scrupulous installer, but then we found Robert who went above and beyond to fix the problem for us. It was a very difficult job but finally all three sky lights are now water tight and fit for purpose, thanks to him. Robert is a really knowledgeable, helpful and reliable installer who does excellent work and is very pleasant to deal with.

TPD Locks and Glazing LTD

Window fitter / Conservatory installer

Hi there my names Terry and i cover all lock replacements , window and door repairs and new fitting of doors and windows and won’t be beaten on price. I’m usually able to give you a quote over the phone or can arrange a free Callout to discuss the work you need doing. I’m also available for 24 hour Callout emergency’s .

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Reviewed by Wendy on 30/1/2020

Everything OK. What more can I say?

D&S WINDOW SOLUTIONS

Window fitter / Conservatory installer

Hi. We are a small company who supply and install Upvc & aliminium windows, doors, bi-folding doors and roof lights. We also supply a timber looking flush fitted Upvc product in various colours and finishes. We also have a wide range of composite doors .We survey and install all of our own products. We also give a insurance backed guarantee supplied by HomePro for your piece of mind. There's no pushy salesman as you will only deal with ourselves. Once we give you our price , we will wait for your call. We are also Certass registered if you require a building regulations certification. We can also work on a client supplied product on a labour only service if required..

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Reviewed by Amanda on 27/3/2020

Great job _ nice people to deal with _ straightforward pleased with the job.

Pioneer Windows & Joinery

Window fitter / Conservatory installer

Burscough's oldest UPVC window, door and conservatory fitting business. Established 1989. Certass registered and compliant under the Safe Trader Scheme. Not always the cheapest but definitely the best.

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Reviewed by Lisa on 21/3/2020

Excellent job. Worked quickly and efficiently.

Wiffin Windows

Window fitter / Conservatory installer

Local family run double glazing company with years of industry knowledge. We offer honest advice and high quality home improvements at competitive prices. Products include uPVC & aluminium windows, doors, conservatories, patios, bi-folds & much more!

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Reviewed by Alexandra on 24/10/2019

Great service - would recommend to others. Our windows and doors were fitted quickly and they are brilliant quality.

Derby Pride Builders LTD

Window fitter / Conservatory installer

We are a one stop building company.We have been building for over 24years.We provide a full building sevice from electrical and plumbing works ,to plastering or extensions .We carry out all what you would ever need from a small dedicated building company .

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Reviewed by Barry on 2/9/2019

Response to posting was immediate. Quote was quick and reasonable. Work carried out exactly as agreed, quickly and efficiently. Tradesmen friendly and unobtrusive. Good customer service, checked to ensure we were satisfied.

Family run business, with thirty years experience in the industry. We are a friendly and reliable service.

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Reviewed by Joy on 12/2/2020

Excellent service, highly recommended. Extremely professional and did a brilliant job!

Stephen Hemmings

Window fitter / Conservatory installer

Qualified City & Guilds Bricklayer with more than 30 years experience, GPS Fibre glass roofing registered, General Builder/ Handy man. Brickwork, Conservatories/Orangeries, Paving, Plastering, Alterations, Wall/Floor tiling, Roofing, Skylights, Guttering.

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Reviewed by Colin on 9/2/2020

Steve was courteous and efficient in our dealings, I would and probably will recommend him to friends and family when the need arise.

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Window fitters / Conservatory installers - what you need to know

Window fitters and conservatory installers help out with jobs involving windows and doors. They can get rid of your old ones and replace them. Working with different types of windows, they’re skilled at fitting your usual uPVC windows, wooden casement and wooden sash windows. They can also install skylight windows, whether that’s to give you some natural light above your kitchen dining table or to create a design feature that will flood your hallway with light and make it more welcoming to visitors.

What a window fitter or conservatory installer can help with

  • Building a conservatory or orangery.
  • Installing new glazing.
  • Installing a skylight window.
  • Fitting a wooden casement window.
  • Removing old windows and doors.
  • Installing new uPVC windows.
  • Fitting wooden sash windows.
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If your house is too cold and you haven’t thought about your windows in years, you might be losing a lot of heat through them. You can upgrade your glazing to trap the air between panes of glass. It’ll keep more heat inside your home and lower your heating bill at the end of the month.

For those dreaming about spending sunny afternoons reading in a conservatory, a conservatory fitter can help make that a reality. They’ll be able to tell you whether you’re best off building a conservatory or orangery and explain the difference between them so you’re certain that what you’re asking for will meet your expectations.

How does double glazing work?

Double glazing works by trapping air between two panes of glass with the gap being too small for the air to circulate. This creates an insulating barrier between the warm air inside and the cold air outside. There’s less heat lost through the window, keeping the room warmer. Double glazing is also a great sound barrier so you’ll hear less outside noise and passers-by will hear less noise coming from your home.

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Should I build an orangery or conservatory?

Orangeries and conservatories are normally cheaper to build than single-storey extensions. The main difference between them is how the roof’s built and the brickwork. Orangeries tend to have less than 75% of their roofs glazed and solid brick walls. Conservatories normally have over 75% of the roof glazed and 50% of their walls glazed, using more glass. An orangery can cost more than a conservatory to build but the running costs of a conservatory are higher in the winter months because of the amount of glazing that’s used.

Planning permission for window fitting and conservatory installer jobs

Planning permission won’t normally be needed but will be needed for conservatories and orangeries if:

  • The conservatory or orangery is more than 50% of the size of the house (including more than half the width of the house).
  • The build is over 4 metres in height.
  • The build has a veranda, balcony or any other elevated platform.
  • The build has eaves which are higher than 3 metres within 2 metres of a structure boundary.

For a full list of conservatory requirements, head to the Planning Portal.

You won’t need planning permission for roof lights or skylights as long as:

  • They don’t protrude more than 150mm beyond the plane of the roof slope.
  • They’re no higher than the highest part of the roof.
  • They’re obscure-glazed when they’re in side elevation and either non opening or more than 1.7 metres above the floor level.

If you live in a listed building or you’re unsure if the work you’ve planned conforms to the rules above, you should contact your Local Planning Authority before carrying out any work as different rules may apply.

Building regulations for window fitting and conservatory installer jobs

Building regulations will normally apply if you want to build an extension to your home. External windows, doors and skylights are classed as controlled fittings, so if you’re replacing them, they need to meet certain energy efficiency, means of escape and ventilation requirements. You can either make sure the tradesperson’s registered with a Competent Person Scheme like FENSA so they can self-certify the work meets the requirements, or if the tradesperson isn’t registered, you’ll need to ask for approval from an appropriate Building Control Body. Either way, you should ask for a certificate of compliance for the work.

Conservatories and orangeries are exempt from building regulations when:

  • They’re built at ground level and are less than 30 square metres of the floor area.
  • The conservatory is separated from the house by external quality walls, doors or windows.
  • There is an independent heating system with separate temperature and on/off controls.
  • Glazing and fixed electrical installations comply with the relevant building regulations.

You’ll need building regulations if you create a new opening between the conservatory and the house, or if you’re having your glazing replaced. It’s also forbidden to build a conservatory which limits ladder access to windows in roof or loft conversions, especially when the window’s an escape route in the case of a fire.

Insurance for window fitting and conservatory installer work

There’s no legal requirement for window fitters or conservatory installers to have insurance but it’s a good idea for them to have public liability insurance to cover themselves against any potential property damage and personal injury claims.

window fitter installing skylight windowQuestions you should ask a window fitter/conservatory installer

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Are they registered with a Competent Person Scheme like FENSA?
  • What kind of jobs do they tend to do the most? Can they give you references for previous work?
  • Will it be themselves carrying out the work? If not, what experience does the person have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Will they give a guarantee for the work and how long does that last?
  • Will your home be liveable while work’s being carried out? If not, how long will it take?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking window fitters and conservatory installers.   

Window fitting/conservatory installing ideas

We’ve got tips on designing your perfect conservatory, advice from Phil Spencer on kitchen extensions and side-returns and kitchen extension ideas.  Also, find out what extensions don’t require planning permission.

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