I have written this new page out of public demand, because so many people on the Internet keep asking for this specific advice, all more or less with the same question: "what would be your own 'must have shopping list' be for buying new double glazing".
Well, here goes, and I don't expect all double glazing firms will agree with what I have to say, but then it is a free country!
These are my standard specifications for the replacement windows that I supply and fit.
Of course there are other good makes around and I wouldn't deny that, just remember you get what you pay for, and if you want to buy cheaper then go ahead, it's your money, and your home.
Most important: Since April 1st 2002 make CERTAIN that your chosen supplier is FENSA registered, that way you should get a certificate of Building Control compliance after the job is finished, and you should also be offered an independent insurance company backed guarantee. This is almost imperative to avoid big problems if ever you want to sell your property, and to ensure that the quality in all resects meets/exceeds the latest (and high) standards.
Introduction to the Eurocell 'Ultimate 70' casement windows:
Hardware and Fittings
Based in Derbyshire, the company has a 40,000 sq. ft. extrusion and tool-making facility and over 60,000 sq. ft. of warehousing.
A window through the looking glass: