Meccarroll wrote:Hi again Rich, and thank you again for your update on pricing.
I still think that the costing need to be refined a bit but you do seem to be moving quickly on it.
Not really sure how you got £51,000 verses £10,000.
Assuming your price is correct for one window:total: £1670
Add in £500 for mistakes, things I didn't think of etc.
4x £2170= £8680 for your four windows that have three sections ( this does not include the bay windows)
The quote you had was £4500 for one window fitted:For a triple sash of approx 2250x1700mm with no muntins, so just 6 panes, in Accoya, with only the middle sash opening, using proper cords and weights not springs, I am looking at £4500 fitted.
That's £18,000 for the four windows all with three sections having six sashes each.
That's £18,000 professionally fitted as opposed to £8680 DIY fitted windows (made and fitted by yourself).
This gives you a saving of around £10,000 on four windows if you make and fit them yourself.
Not a bad saving BUT!!!
I'd now take an in depth look at the cost of machinery, try to consider the tooling as well as this can be more than the cost of the machinery in some cases. You will then have a better impression of how much you may actually save.
It may be worth considering obtaining quotes for the bare windows complete but unprimed and unglazed and you collect (just as an alternative).
Sorry £2170 was for 2 triples! Vs £9500 fitted.
Allowing £2000 for the 2 triples (£1000 each) and £1500 for each bay, we get to £10k DIY + tooling and a machine (which I could if I wanted to recover maybe 50% of afterwards...) Maybe that might get to £15k plus £5k on a machine. I'm still not half way to £51k
I would hope that buying £4k of Accoya might get me a discount! LOL! And 48 DGU's might get me some money off...