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5 Questions to Ask When Getting a Quote (Double Glazing or Otherwise)

At AMB Glazing, we are aware that there are some fantastic and reputable companies out there, it is always worth applying caution when engaging with tradespeople. This is why we have gone through the intense process of becoming a verified Checkatrade member to demonstrate our commitment to providing high quality double glazing repair services to our customers. Even if you are you are looking for repairs to be carried out on your double glazing, a drive way, plumbing services or a whole new re-wire of your house, it's worth asking these five questions before making a decision.

1. Does your price include VAT?

Of course VAT will be charged, but some of our customers have been stung by agreeing to a price wihtout realising VAT was NOT included in the price provided to them. From our perspective, quotes we provide on our double glazing always come with VAT to be added on. We always make this clear with the customer and if the price changes due to additional services required, we will always be up front about additional costs and the need for VAT to be added on.

2. When will the work be complete?

Of course, there are many variables within the construction industry but getting a rough idea will allow you to manage the process better. The most important thing here is establishing that communication is key and a two-way street. Every effort should be made by both parties to communicate timeframes and availability to carry out requested works.

3. How long does the quote last and are you happy for me to get other quotes?

You need to find out how long the quote stands for as prices from suppliers can change at quite a pace. Additionally, you'll probably want other quotes if you haven't already spoken to another tradesperson. If they're not happy for you to shop around, perhaps their prices aren't as competitive as they claim to be. We are always happy for you to try and find the best price and it's always worth coming back to us to see if we can beat any other double glazing repair quote.

4. Do you have any reviews I could read?

Most companies these days have some form of reviews these days, mainly online either on Google or perhaps our favourite review site, This should only be one factor of your decisioning around engaging with a particular tradesperson, but it is an important one, nonetheless.

5. What is the timeframe between agreeing to the work and completion.

This can often vary depending on a tradespersons' supply chain and the scale of the work required. In mosts cases, double glazing repairs should should be completed within 2-3 weeks. Complete renewals of UPVC frames and windows may take longer but we will aim to complete works as quickly as possible that fits with your schedule and ours.

For any further advice on double glazing windows, doors or lock or even building work in general do feel free to get in contact with us for an impartial conversation about your requirements.