Does your bay window need replacing? We look at some of the factors involved and look into bay window replacement cost for your property.
If your bay window has seen better days, then it may be time to get it replaced, but what does a bay window replacement cost? Whether you want a like for like replacement or have decided to try a new design, you will need to be aware of the cost implication before you agree to have any work done.
Let us help you get to grips with the costs included in having a new bay window fitted so that you can look forward to having a fresh new look for your home.
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What Is a Bay Window?
Bay windows are more than just a way to let light into your home. They are a valuable design feature that gives the building character and makes a room feel more spacious and airy. Many properties feature a bay window, and they come in a wide range of styles depending on the age of the property and the design of the house.
Types Of Bay Windows
Before you can decide on what bay window you are going to have installed, you will need to know the type of bay your property has. To help, we have listed all the well-known styles so that you can work out what you need:
Freestanding bay window – these are windows that are essentially casement windows in 3D. This type of bay has the same dimensions as the window itself.
Integral bay window – these types of windows are installed into the house walls. The bay itself tends to extend from floor to ceiling and is a bay-fronted design feature.
Boxed bay window – named this way because they look like a box that protrudes out of the house from flat walls. They are usually rectangular in shape and have three distinct window sides to look out from.
Bowing bay window – this type of window is curved and protrudes from the flat walls of a house. They tend to make use of between four to five window panes to get the right shaped curve in place for usage.
Circle bay window – this design is very similar to a bowing bay but offers a more prominent curve with curved glass that helps to pull in a lot of natural light.
What Is Great About Bay Windows?
A bay window is a beautiful design feature in any property and looks dramatic, especially when the window is dressed to make a feature of the window. In addition to looking great, they provide some practical support that will enhance your home:
- They bring in more light to the room, making it easier to enjoy in all weather conditions.
- They add valuable internal space and make a room feel large.
- They give good vision to the outside of your property and allow you to take in the views as well as see any visitors that arrive at your door.
- They can be sympathetically designed to fit the age of your house and help to create a welcoming look.
- They come in a range of materials, and the frames are generally made from uPVC, timber or aluminium.
- The glass can be designed to fit your personal tastes, including feature panes that are decorative and look beautiful.
What Do I Need To Beware Of With Bay Windows?
There are not many disadvantages to installing a bay window in your home unless you are considering installing one from scratch. If this is the case, then you need to get the plans completed by an expert first and then hire a trustworthy team to bring it to life. We are here to help you work out what you need so please do not hesitate to get in touch for an initial discussion where we can answer any questions you may have.
The other issue that sometimes occurs is when you opt for a cheap replacement to be installed in your property. Choosing a very cheap window may seem like a great idea at the time, but you will not get the wear and tear from it that you will expect and it can lead to more expensive maintenance as the years go by in the form of more upkeep or even roof replacement on the more serious side.
Take the time to get quotes from trusted companies to avoid being conned into buying poor quality windows.
Bay Window Replacement Cost
When costing a new bay window, many different factors need to be considered, and every property is different.
As a rough guide, you can expect to pay anywhere between £2000 and £7500 for a replacement bay window as this is dependent on size, location and the materials you opt to use.
It is important to note that uPVC bay windows will always come in at a lower price than timber ones and they are easy to maintain so that you get the best value for money possible. We have listed the current market prices so that you can use as a rough guide to help you understand what you may need to pay. However, you need to remember that the cost of fitting varies from one supplier to the next, so make sure you discuss this with the firm you choose to quote you for work.
Bay Window Replacement Cost (not including fitting)
- 2.5m x 1.5, three panel uPVC bay: £1000 to £1300
- 3m x 1.5m, three panel uPVC bay: £1500 to £1700
- 4m x 1.5m, three panel uPVC bay: £2100 to £2500
Box Bay Window Replacement Costs (not including fitting)
- 3.5m x 3.5m, five-panel uPVC £1650 to £1900
- 3.5m x 4m, five-panel uPVC £1800 to £2100
- 4m x 4m, five-panel uPVC £1900 to £3000
Where To Get a Quote
If your bay has seen better days and you want to get it replaced then why not let us help? We can give you a no-obligation quote and help you gain an insight into all the aspects of the work that will need to be completed. There is never any pressure to agree to anything, and we are upfront with our costings so that you are never the victim of hidden charges that you were not expecting. Click on the button below to get your online quotation.