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Friday August 6, 2010 at 3:07pm
UPVC windows are funny awkward things to deliver they can be quiet big in two dimensions but only 70mm wide in the outerframe.Then you have the sealed units a double glazed sealed unit weighs 1 sq/mtr weighs 20kgs which means 15 units could weigh a fair bit.All the upvc windows we manufacture in Coventry are delivered on our own transport however we do use TNT to deliver our UPVC doors see our sister site www.doorexpress.com for a free door quote.As its Friday afternoon I though I'd take a walk down memory lane and write a potted history of window transport at our company through the ages.

When I first started the company back in 1996 (no I did not deliver the windows on a butchers bike on cobbled roads!) we had a Leyland DAF sherpa which Ann(my wife) used to deliver windows in occasionally normally to a firm nr Peterborough she always took our old dog Maddy with her.Ann knew when she was near Peterborough as Maddy would smell out the Pedigree chum factory 20minutes away.

I digress but the van also was a full of old choc bars half eaten porkpies and the like which I ate mainly and Maddy would enjoy scavenging.We then moved on to a 7.5 tonne lorry another leyland but a Roadrunner see more info here if you like old trucks and also old Rovers http://austin-rover.co.uk/index.htm?lcvtrucksf.htm this was a big step up and we could fit nearly a 100 upvc window frames in it.

back in 2004 we purchased 6 iveco flat beds one of which has done nearly 300,000 miles we found these ok as they were fitted with an internal A frame but they would not carry much weight.In 2009 we went back to 7.5 tonne lorries finding them better suited overall to hard commercial work rather than light vans.

When you place your window order with us (thank-you) we will try and deliver your windows within 3 weeks however if you live somewhere remote it may take longer it depends on our transport routing and if you'd like to have a clearer picture as to how long please email our transport manager alan@u-fit.co.uk who will advise you further.

Your more than welcome to collect your order from our factory in Coventry but please measure your vehicle before you set off unlike the four Guys who turned up in a Nissan Micra! to collect 8 windows.You might wish to consider hiring a van from a local firm to collect your windows ? it could work out cheaper than our transport costs. We are open for window Collections at our Coventry factory as follows

Mon-Fri 8am- 4pm closed for lunch 1pm -1.30pm You can collect from our Birmingham office 7 days a week but there is a £15 surcharge if you collect from there.(we have to deliver them there) although you will certainly get a cup of tea at the Birmingham office.

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3 Comments

Ken Chikukwa | Monday August 27, 2012 at 6:30pm
I WOULD LIKE TO EXPORT UPVc WINDOWS TO AFRICA WOULD BE KIND TO QUOTE A STANDARD 3BEDROOM HOUSE WITH VARIOUS SIZES, ITS A NEW MARKET I WANT TO TYR. Ken 07908671219....
Conservatories Doncaster | Wednesday November 14, 2012 at 1:14pm
This is good advice, I have been thinking of adding something like this to our site as we get people coming to collect patio doors from us in Nissan Micras! Congrats on all your success u-fit; I once met you at Glass-ex....
patrick mcevoy | Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 9:43pm
I am enquiring to see if you could use a courier service specialising in delivering UPVC window, conservatory's patio's doors, bi folding doors DGU double glazed units, nation wide, ...

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