Ep54 – Buying windows in Ireland

Tony Dunne, Managing Director at MBC Project, chats about the ins and outs of buying windows in Ireland today, including:
– Main types of windows available in Ireland: timber, uPVC, aluminium, alu-clad
– Average cost of windows on a self-build today
– Double vs triple glazed, options for quadruple glazing
– What specifications to look out for when choosing windows, certs/standards
– How the process unfolds from choosing the right windows for your project to installation and maintenance
– Material price increases and how it affects window costs
– Window upgrades in renovations
– Watchpoints for both new builds and energy upgrades, from choosing windows for the right exposure (wind loading, coastal, etc.) to protecting your windows on site.

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Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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