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Wednesday November 16, 2011 at 7:46am

Recently, I was talking with a friend in the double glazing Industry.He runs a upvc window manufacturing business supplying the trade upvc window markets.His double glazing prices are a fair bit higher than the ones on this site.

He nearly always complains that my company sells upvc windows too cheaply, and that in general cheap upvc windows aren't any good.As I've known him for a good few years I decided to take him to task on this occasion.Firstly lets look at his arguments.

1) German upvc window profiles are 'better' than ones extruded in the UK as they are more expensive to buy and are therefore of higher quality.

Sadly his perception of better quality windows is based purely on the fact,that if something is more expensive to buy it is automatically better.The only way he knows this is from advertising and marketing designed to tell him it is.I offered this reply;

' Look Dave you know those expensive steaks you can buy in the super market the ones advertised on TV by the celebrity chef,with the fancy looking packaging'

'Yeah I know the one's'

'well do you which farm they came from?,or what the cow ate? grass,grain,did it have steroids added to it's water supply'

'what are you saying' quips Dave

' You don't know these things in fact you can't but you blindly accept that because it's the dearest product on the shelf it most surely follow, that it is the best, and anything lower in price is automatically inferior'

On a bit of a roll with the steak versus double glazing prices argument I added

' A local butcher selling locally sourced,grass fed meat is cheaper than the super markets best'

I added ' It stands to reason lower over heads the local butcher has no TV chef to pay,No TV advert,No media marketing campaign,No PR campaign,No expensive packaging,No large transport costs,expensive staff,store etc - Yet the butcher is better!

So there you have it if your looking at double glazing prices, think steak!.No the far bigger picture is that never ever assume a cheap double glazing price means the product is rubbish - Take off the blinkers and realise the bigger picture and don't be a sucker to high double glazing prices!.

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14 Comments

graham | Tuesday November 22, 2011 at 5:14pm
I know where you are coming from.Comparing Double glazing prices with super market steaks was a cracking idea...
crystal | Wednesday November 23, 2011 at 9:04am
I don't need this steak comparison to tell me your units are as good as the Germans!! As long as your double glazing prices stay the best in the market with the high spec I require, I'll keep buying !! - Keep Manufacturing in Britain!! ...
mick frankton | Wednesday November 23, 2011 at 10:41am
we found your companys double glazing prices to be very good value for money....
Dave | Friday February 3, 2012 at 7:45pm
double glazing prices vary massively and yes marketing has a lot to answer for...
clive rupert | Sunday February 12, 2012 at 9:54am
never heard put like that before but yes there is a lot of bulls## talked about with double glazing prices.Like anything shop around...
Sharon Wells | Tuesday February 14, 2012 at 10:29am
wish we'd have found you website eralier had the front of our house done last year,would have saved afortune.Will be getting front down on spring so will be looking for double glazing prices here....
Ted Sanders | Friday February 17, 2012 at 2:48pm
My neighbour has had German Double glazing fitted When I told him the double glazing prices on this site,he is seriously miffed!...
Jame Harris | Saturday March 3, 2012 at 7:13am
Thanks to Jag and all the team at u-fit.The delivery driver was very helpful.Product looks great.And a great price off normal double glazing prices...
Simon | Wednesday March 7, 2012 at 5:47pm
I ordered a replacement window for my elderly father in law. The guide on how to obtain an accurate measurement was excellent and made the job simple. Delivery was swift with constant communication leading right the way up to delivery. The driver who dropped off the item was also very helpful and carried the window from the lorry into the garage which was much appreciated as father in law is in his late 70s. Would definitely recommend,...
pete | Wednesday March 7, 2012 at 10:53pm
What can I say, U-fit beat my nearest quote by nearly 30% so took a chance and ordered, delivered quicker than time stated and exactly same profile, locks etc as my existing upvc but cheaper, would definitely purchase from again if needed....
Rob Smith | Thursday March 8, 2012 at 8:33am
I used to work in the double glazing industry (about 18 years' ago) and I am not kidding when I say these prices are about the same as the best deals I could get then! The windown are well made, good quality hinges and handles, and the profile looks great. I was concerned they might look 'cheap and thin' when fitted so I went to see some of them 'in the flesh' before I bought them - and I have to say they look as good as anything lese on the market - very good product and fantastic price!...
Graham | Wednesday April 18, 2012 at 7:36am
good product and was very happy with price...
Dave | Monday April 23, 2012 at 11:12am
These guys have been great, no bullshit or waffle.others are still bogged down with out the sales team corporate type nonsense...
Steve Houghton | Monday May 7, 2012 at 8:16pm
very happy with online prices.Windows are very good quality.Will be ordering more...

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