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. Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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