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Find window fitters near me

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Drafty windows and doors are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. Energy efficiency has cemented itself as a priority for homeowners across the country and the search has increased for ‘trusted window fitters near me’.

A gleaming set of new windows will not only help to keep your home warmer, but they’ll reduce your energy bills, increase your curb appeal, and have the potential to make a bit of a statement too.

How to find the best window fitters near you

Type your postcode in the search bar below to see a list of our Checkatrade-approved window fitters in your area.

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What do window fitters do?

A window fitter installs windows, doors, conservatories, and glazed curtain walls in homes and businesses.

They will carry out a number of tasks including:

  • The removal of old windows and doors
  • Measuring the space for new windows and doors
  • Installing the glass
  • Sealing the fitted units to make them weatherproof
  • Adding trims or special finishes
  • Removing leftover materials
  • Making good any timber or plaster that’s been damaged during the installation process
  • Issuing a completion certificate to the property owner

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Questions to ask window fitters near you

Generally speaking, windows aren’t something you replace too often.

So when the time comes to undertake this project, it’s helpful to have some guidance on what to ask to help you choose the right firm for the job.

Are you FENSA approved?

Reliable and experienced window fitters will be registered with one of the recognised Competent Person Schemes.

In fact, it’s a legal requirement that window and door replacements comply with building regulations and are registered with the local council.

If your window fitter is registered with a recognised scheme, they will ensure both of these things for you. You’ll also receive a certificate upon completion of the job, which is essential for selling your home.

Ask your window fitter which scheme they are registered with (it’s likely to be FENSA or CERTASS) and ask for their ID number so you can check their credentials.

What insurance do you have?

When you instruct a tradesperson to complete work in your home, it’s important to check they are fully insured.

Accidents can sometimes occur, but your window fitter’s public liability insurance will pay to put things right if they do.

This is why we check that all Checkatrade members have up-to-date public liability insurance.

Do you offer a guarantee or warranty on your work?

Reliable window fitters will offer a warranty alongside their work to cover any repairs that might be needed during the warranty period (usually around 10-15 years).

In addition, the Checkatrade guarantee covers you for up to 12 months, giving you further peace of mind when choosing a Checkatrade member (T&Cs apply).

Did you know, RISA’s Expert Witness Service is available to homeowners to help with fenestration disputes?

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What grade of glass do you use?

Windows and doors are graded for their energy performance by a trusted ratings council called BFRC.

You can easily check the performance of the windows or doors you choose against the BFRC ‘rainbow ratings’ A++ through to E.

For homes, you want to make sure your windows or doors are rated A or above.

Also, ask your window fitter about Pulse Testing as an alternative to mandatory trickle vents. Check out our window fitter hiring guide for more information.

Do I need planning permission for windows and doors near me?

If you live in a conservation area, you may need planning permission before changing your windows.

An experienced window fitter will be able to advise on this.

Can you show me examples of your work?

It’s a big investment, so you want to be sure that the window fitter you choose will deliver outstanding work.

This is especially important if your glazing is forming a key feature of your new renovation, for example.

You can ask to see photos of previous work, or look on review sites to read comments from past customers.

All Checkatrade members have a business profile page on our site where you can easily check both of these things.

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How much does it cost for window installation near me?

Some window fitters will charge an hourly rate, others a day rate, and some will price up work on a ‘per job’ basis.

We recommend asking for 2-4 quotes from different window fitters near you and comparing like-for-like.

  • Be sure to check whether scaffolding is needed and whether this cost has been included in the quote
  • Also check to see whether disposal of waste (i.e. your old windows) is included in the quote
  • Check the quote includes making good any plaster or timber around the new install
  • Finally, ask whether the quote includes FENSA certification

The cost of hiring a window fitter in the UK will vary depending on several factors such as the size of the job, the complexity of the work, the type of windows you opt for, and your location.

As a guide, you can expect to pay between £25 – £35 per hour for window fitters in the UK. Bear in mind, rates in London and the South East tend to be higher than average.

Related content: Read our window fitter cost guide for more comprehensive information.

When could you complete the work?

If you have a specific date in mind – especially if you need a window fitter as part of your home renovation – it’s important to check their availability to avoid delays to your project.

At the same time, confirm how long the work is expected to take to avoid any nasty surprises further down the line.

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How do I find a local, recommended window fitter near me?

With a list of key questions in your back pocket, all that’s left to do is to choose a local window fitter for your job.

If you’re looking for, ‘upvc window fitters near me’, ‘velux window installers near me’, ‘skylight fitters near me’, or any type of window installation specialist, here’s how to find them:

Use a professional directory

FENSA monitor and certify local businesses in the window and door industry, making it a great place to check a window fitter’s credentials.

You can also use trade directories such as Checkatrade to find approved window and door fitters near you.

You’ll only find trades who meet our high standards and pass our quality checks on Checkatrade.

Check online reviews for window fitting near you

The internet makes it very easy to check a tradesperson’s reputation and the quality of their work.

Websites such as Checkatrade display honest and verified reviews from real-life customers.

Ask for recommendations

Local friends and family are a great source of recommendations for trusted window fitters in your area.

Be sure to check any personal recommendations for those who fit windows near you on Checkatrade!

Ready to find a trusted and recommended window fitter near you? Just add your postcode to the box below to start your search.

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