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cindy
Joined May 2009
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I have recently bought (July 2011) a four year old static caravan.I am thinking about having it double glazed, I think it will make a difference and make it warmer. Some have said it does make a difference but other say I am wasting my money. Any thoughts would be gladly received.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

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haze
Joined Oct 2008
6196 posts

Hi Cindy
could i ask what make of van you have ? some vans have more wall insulation and are thicker than others..and dg could be an advantage ,but if it has quite thin walls you would be paying a lot of money out just to stop your windows getting steamed and wet ..which would probably be the only benefit ..but i do know peeps who have added dg just for that purpose ..and i think it cost around £2.500 fitted


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Monday, 28 November 2011

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Phil
Joined Feb 2008
273 posts

Hi Cindy i would think your static caravan being only four years old ,would have something better than single glazed windows fitted?.I would call the manufactors of your caravan and ask them if they are double glazed or not.I know all touring caravans windows are double glazed now.As Haze said it would cost alot of money to change them.A cheaper option would be thicker curtains.

Monday, 28 November 2011

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haze
Joined Oct 2008
6196 posts

you have a point there Phil ! it is a bit strange such a recent van having single glazed windows unless its a very basic model or she has been told a porky about its age ?
i hope she comes back on and lets us know


im a bit tempramental 50% temper and 50% mental !!
preserve wildlife ....pickle a squirrell today !!

Monday, 28 November 2011

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cindy
Joined May 2009
22 posts

Hi guys and thanks for your reply's. Bought the van off Bourne Leisure and the paper work does say 2007 model if that is anything to go on. It's a Willerby Richmond mk11, 2 bed with a jack and jill bathroom. I had a quote of £2500 + vat but on shopping around I now have one with a guy that has been recommended to me for £1800 cash. Struggling with this as some say it's well worth it and others not.I have never owned a van before. Bourne Leisure say it's a waste of money and I should up grade but I thought it may be a sales pitch. HELP!!!!!! I need to decide as to get it for £1800 I need to have it done before Christmas.

Monday, 28 November 2011
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Phil
Joined Feb 2008
273 posts

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Monday, 28 November 2011
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haze
Joined Oct 2008
6196 posts

yeh your probably right with the age ..hubby tells me we have a van on our site the same with no dg..so i presume it doesnt have central heating either ...if you have £1800 going spare and you intend keeping the van long term then it would help retain more heat although not up to original spec standard and as i said it will help to eliminate a lot of the condensation that single glased vans get..be aware that the wooden frame that houses the old windows will be thinner than the walls that dg would usually be fitted in to ..it may be worth considering getting central heating fitted in the future if you do intend keeping the van at a cost of around £1500 ..if you could upgrade for the total amounts needed to make your van dry and toastie it may be worth thinking about ..vans these days are a big investment that loses money hand over fist so bear this in mind before parting with any more cash


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preserve wildlife ....pickle a squirrell today !!

Monday, 28 November 2011

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cindy
Joined May 2009
22 posts

Hi Phil, there's no text in the message you sent back, do try again as what you said before made sense, thanks for taking the time.

Monday, 28 November 2011

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cindy
Joined May 2009
22 posts

Thanks Haze for your comments I understand where you are coming from. I intend to keep this van for a while yet so think it's worth it in the long term. Although it isn't central heated there is electric heating in the bedrooms and the bathroom, it's not expensive to run and very efficient. the living area is open plan and the gas fire very good indeed. I do get a lot of condensation too so this will help I think. More things to think about. I'm so glad you have taken the time to help out have never done this on here before and didn't think I would get any replies. Hope phil lets me know his thoughts there is another message here but no text in it.

Monday, 28 November 2011

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haze
Joined Oct 2008
6196 posts

No probs Cindy xx i live on a caravan park so know some of the pitfalls so please dont hesitate to ask if you need any advice ..if i can help i will x


im a bit tempramental 50% temper and 50% mental !!
preserve wildlife ....pickle a squirrell today !!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

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Phil
Joined Feb 2008
273 posts

Hi Haze Sorry about the blank post computer was playing up.Have you considered secondry glazing,the sliding type if there is sutch a thing?.It would do the same job at a fraction of the price?.Not sure where you could get it from,you would have to look around.You could try googling caravan secondry glazing you never know you might find out something.This site might be helpful http://www.caravan-owners-directory.co.uk click glaziers and double glazing on the page there is a company that does slim double glazing units for static caravans.Haze you don't say where you are in the uk.The company on that web site are based in the north of the uk, but there should be others companys in your area that do them.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011
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cindy
Joined May 2009
22 posts

Hi Phil, thanks for trying again with text this time. You did put Haze but think it was meant for me (Cindy) I have taken a look at the link you sent and the one that was recommended to me is on it. Osset caravan windows. He does the slim line ones and when I spoke to him he said the ones used in houses are too heavy in his opinion for caravans. My van is in Porthmadog North Wales but apparently he works all over the country and although based in Skipsea he can travel to do the job.If and when I get it done I will come back to you and Haze to let you know if it was worth it. It's always good to know for future and for others. Thanks so much for taking the time, I am very grateful.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

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Phil
Joined Feb 2008
273 posts

Hi Cindy sorry about the mix up with your name glad to have been some help.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

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haze
Joined Oct 2008
6196 posts

Hi Cindy x
its very reassuring that you have found a caravan glazing specialist !
i hope you enjoy your new windows lol xx good luck and do let us know how you get on x


im a bit tempramental 50% temper and 50% mental !!
preserve wildlife ....pickle a squirrell today !!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

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cindy
Joined May 2009
22 posts

Lol, I'd rather be enjoying some designer shoes and bag but hey ho, got to be warm eh. Thank again Haze, have a good Christmas and all the bes to you for the new year

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

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haze
Joined Oct 2008
6196 posts

yeh xx same to you and yours x


im a bit tempramental 50% temper and 50% mental !!
preserve wildlife ....pickle a squirrell today !!

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

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jane
Joined Dec 2011
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Hi Cindy, dont listen over upgrading they are only interested in selling a product. if i were you i would have it done because it does help.make sure you have it done by a reputable expert in that field'

Sunday, 4 December 2011

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cindy
Joined May 2009
22 posts

Thanks for that Jane, The guy who is doing it has come recommended so he should be ok as others have used him and they are happy. I do think it will make a difference so I am going ahead this month. Your right about it being a sales pitch, other have said the same.
Thanks for the input, Cindy

Monday, 5 December 2011

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logan
Joined Aug 2007
1293 posts

Hi Cindy

At todays prices, depending on what fuel you use by installing D/G you can expect to save around £75 to £150 a year but if you take into consideration annual price increases it will be considerably less over the long term.
So if your D/G cost you £1800 to install it will take more than twenty years to pay for itself, so purely as a financial investment its not brilliant, although it may help to resell your unit when the time comes.
Fitting heavy curtains like Phil suggested will insulate against the cold and will certainly help make a difference.
However, D/G has other possible benefits, like reducing condensation, but there are no guarantees with this.
Increased security, outside noise reduction, less maintenance and more comfortable living are all definite pluses.
I hope all goes well with your installation and you benefit from positive results.

Good Luck
Logan


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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

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cindy
Joined May 2009
22 posts

Hi Logan, you have a point about the saving, it will take a long time to justify. The more comfortable living will do nicely and the sound proofing to an extent. Will let you know if it was all worth it when the season starts again next year. Thanks for your in put.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

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