FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Best Pice Glazing Services is a trading name of Aspik Ltd London-based Installation and Maintenance Company for aluminium and u PVC systems, we are committed to our customers, giving them a high-class service and support all the time. If you have any questions about your glazing, check out these FAQ’s to be informed. If you have a question that we haven’t covered below, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0333 3111 031 and we’ll be happy to help you.
If you would like to receive a quote from Best Pice Glazing Services or discuss your possible installation further, you can request a free call back or arrange a no-obligation quotation by using the contact forms on our website or by calling us.
- What should I choose for my home – aluminium or uPVC systems?
Aluminium and uPVC systems hold very good thermal and sound insulating qualities, with trickle ventilation and controlled drainage. They are sufficiently strong and stable to standards. The aluminium profiles are constructive healthier and practically eternal. Most often the life of uPVC is less, depending on the conditions and maintenance. As talk about price, aluminium systems are significantly more expensive than uPVC, so if we talk about the relationship price – quality uPVC systems come to the fore. The profiles you choose depend on your home and your personal taste.
- Do you install aluminium and uPVC windows and doors?
Yes, we supply aluminium and uPVC windows and doors. We have a fitting team who can install them. Contact us for more information.
- Are your profiles environmentally friendly?
Yes, our products and activities are environmentally friendly. We fulfil our responsibilities to save energy, promote recycling, reduce wastage and avoid damages to the environment. Aluminium frames are slim and long-lasting, uPVC frames are the most common type, they last a long time. Both can be recycled.
- Do you offer different colours aluminium and uPVC systems?
Yes, all our windows and doors are available in a wide range of colours. Contact us for more information.
- What size do you offer?
For each customer, we do individual project sizes. Besides offering a wide range of doors and windows, each product is manufactured strictly individual and strives to satisfy customer preferences and specifications.
- How do I measure?
We recommend you to measure the structural opening and provide dimensions which include less than 10 mm fitting allowance.
- Do you offer a measuring service for glass products?
If you chose our London based company for your project, we will come and take exact measurements. Contact us for more information.
- Can condensation appear between the two/three panes?
Condensation into the unit is a sign of a default and it must be replaced. If glass packets are produced by the standards you should not have any problems.
- Will I have condensation, moisture and mould inside the room?
Condensation depends on the micro-climate in your home. There are methods you can use to reduce condensation: use glass packets with special low emission glass; install heaters under the window to increase the temperature and move the air around it; lower the humidity in the room. It could be done by installing trickle ventilation and ventilate properly to control fresh airflow.
- Do I need trickle ventilation?
Yes, your property needs a constant supply of fresh airflow. You need mandatory trickle ventilation for replacement windows and for all windows in new builds and extensions according to the current building regulations.
- How do I maintain trickle ventilation?
Periodically wash the trickle ventilation grid to optimise the fresh airflow into the room.
- How do I maintain and clean windows and doors?
We recommend all uPVC units to be washed down every six months with warm, soapy water solution. Hinges and locks (all moving parts) need oil spraying at least every six months.
- Do you use Pilkington glass?
Yes, we use 28 mm Pilkington’s KS (soft coat) double glazing and 36 mm Pilkington’s KS (soft coat) triple glazing. They come with argon gas filling as standard and warm edge spacer bar.
- Do you offer Georgian bars within the glass units?
Yes, we offer internal Georgian bars within the glazing unit and decorative lead. Contact us for more information.
- What is low emission glass?
This type of glass has large absorption and a better reflection of long waves, which are the waves of the heating appliances. Low-emission glass has better thermal insulation properties.
- How do I know which windows are energy efficient?
- What energy rating and U values are your windows?
All our products are A rated as standard. You need to look for the A-G ratings and remember A is the best.
- What are the specifications of double and triple glazing?
Double glazing has two layers of glass with a gap of around 20 mm between them (4-20-4) with argon gas, white spacer bar as standard, low E soft coated. Triple glazing has three layers of glass with 36 mm thickness (4-12-4-12-4) with argon gas, spacer bars as standard, low E soft coated. Triple glazing will provide significantly more noise and heat insulation than double glazing. Both are A rated.
- Do you offer emergency glazing and repair service?
Yes, we offer an emergency service 24/7 for London. Contact us for more information.
- What is between the panes of glass?
All windows come with gas filling like argon, xenon or krypton in the gap between the panes of glass to increase insulation and energy efficiency. Often manufacturers use a blend of air, argon, and krypton to balance cost and performance. Double glazed units have warm spacers set around the inside edges to keep the two panes of glass apart.
- Do the doors come with frames?
Yes, all doors are supplied rehung on the frame ready to install.
- What is the add-on?
Frame extensions are used to make the frame thicker. It is useful to expose more of the door when the walls will be rendered or skimmed dashed. It can also be used to pack out the hinges of the door so that they do not foul the wall. It can be used also for window frames.
- Do you offer composite doors?
Yes, we offer a wide range of composite doors. They are made from more than one material. This reduces the need for maintenance and keeps the door weatherproof. Contact us for more information.
- Do you offer wooden and internal doors?
No, we don’t offer any wooden or internal doors.
- What is the difference between fixed and adjustable hinges?
The fixed hinges are fitted as standard without adjustment to all composite doors. Adjustable hinges can be fitted in all doors quick and easy.
- What level of security do you supply?
Our standard multi-point door locks system meets the standards for residential door security.
High-security ABS cylinders are available if required.
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- Do you offer spare sets of keys or replacement keys?
No, we are not allowed to keep copies of your keys. For safety, you will need to get a new handle or new barrel for your door lock. We can replace them with new ones.
- Do your windows provide child lock for safety?
Yes, we have child locks for our windows depending on your needs.
- What is a split spindle lock?
If your door is with split spindle lock, it will not be released by moving the outside handle. You need always key to open the door from the outside.
- What is a threshold?
The threshold is on top of the sill and it is the height that you have to step over when the door is open. The door seals against the threshold when closed.
- What is a sill?
The sill is the part at the bottom of the door, underneath the threshold, that main purpose is to take rain water away from the brickwork underneath.
- Can you fit pet flaps?
Yes, we can. Cat and dog flaps can be fitted into either uPVC flat panel or into double and tripled glazed units.
- What is the difference between conservatories & orangeries?
Conservatories generally are a complete extension with the same or similar design of the house. They use minimal brickwork and are more about viewing the garden from a room that feels like a part the house. Orangeries could be its own supporting structure elsewhere within a garden. Usually, they have more brickwork, a glass roof and are larger.
- How long does it take to install a conservatory?
This depends on the design of the project. We will discuss and plan timescales with you before starting the project. Contact us for more information.
- Can I use my conservatory all year round?
New conservatories have style and design to meet your requirements and to be used all year round.
- Do you offer supply only?
Yes, we do this for trade and public. Please, upload your drawings and specifications on our email email@example.com. You have to check if measurements and design sent by us are correct. Email confirmation should be done prior the production start. We will not be liable for any mistakes, changes or discrepancies afterwards.
- Do you have special offers?
Yes, we have. Please, check on www.bestpriceglazing.co.uk/other/news-offers.
- How can I place an order?
You can order over the phone, by email or through our website.
- Can I return my order?
Unfortunately not. All products we offer are custom made and we are unable to accept returns.
- Can you estimate an order over the phone?
Yes, we can give you estimate if you provide us with the number of windows required, approximate sizes in mm, style of windows and type of material.
- Can I get a free quotation before I buy?
Yes, we will provide you no-obligation quotation depending on your requirements by email.
- Do I have to pay a deposit when I order?
You will need to pay a deposit when you order. The balance is payable on the day of satisfactory completion.
- How do I pay for an order?
We accept cash, credit cards, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and all debit cards. Once payment has been received, your order will be cleared for processing.
- How much is the delivery charge?
We do free delivery in all London areas.
- Is finance available?
We do not offer any finance as we keep our costs down to be able to offer the best possible prices for our products.
- Are there any benefits if I recommend you to a friend?
If you recommend us to anyone else that needs our London based company, please refer us and we will reward you when the job gets completed.
- How long will my home consultation last?
We will send one of our surveyors to your home to take the measurements and to discuss your needs and options. The consultation time depends on the size of your project.
- How long will it take to supply a double glazed unit?
Please, contact us and we will give you an accurate time frame based on your requirements and needs.
- How soon can you install my product?
After receiving a confirmation of order and cleared deposit, your installation will commence within 2-3 weeks for uPVC and 4-6 weeks for aluminium products. We will contact you prior to the end of the delivery period to organised and agree on an installation date and timescale.
- How long does it take to install windows and doors?
This often depends on the type of the property and how complicated it is (conservatories may take longer). Usually, we send an email with approximately time duration.
- Do I need planning permission or building regulations before installation?
Most window and door installations don’t require planning permission as they are covered by our accreditation’s. Please confirm the details of your project with your local council.
- Will I need scaffolding?
Most installations do not require scaffolding, although for health and safety reasons we may need to suggest scaffolding. We offer this service in the interest of the project, your safety and our fitter’s safety.
- How effective are your windows in terms of soundproofing?
Our standard windows generally meet most soundproofing and acoustic requirements. Triple glazed units are not the best option for that. If you need to increase the effectiveness of your units we can offer you higher range units.
- Do you repair other companies’ products?
Please, contact us to discuss the problem and we will try to help you if we can.
- What guarantee do you offer?
When we supply and fit our products, we offer a 10 years warranty for profiles, 5 years warranty for glass units and 1-year warranty for all hardware.
- Do you dispose of the windows and doors after installation?
Yes, we always dispose of the old windows, glass and any left-over rubbish from your installation.
- Do you have your own installation team for fitting?
Yes, we use our own fully trained and competent fitters for all our installations with over 10 years experience.
- How competitive are your prices compared to others?
We work especially for clients who don’t look for cheap and low-quality uPVC and aluminium products. All our prices are highly competitive on the market if we talk about the relationship price – quality.
- Are you open Sundays?
Our opening hours are: Monday-Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am to 6:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm. You have our support 24/7 for emergency services in London.