Investing in new windows is a big decision for any homeowner and is undoubtably going to raise the question of how much the new windows will cost. Without knowing the exact details of the job, it’s difficult to put a definitive figure on it, however, we can talk you through the key factors that influence window cost.  

With this insight, you’re then free to make an informed decision that will help you balance your needs with your window replacement budget. Of course, we’re always happy to give you a quote and then you can make your decision without any of those high-pressure sales  tactics. Sound good? Fantastic, let’s get started! 

How many windows you need 

Surprising no one, the number of windows you plan to install is perhaps the most straightforward determinant of cost. As a general rule, the more windows you need, the higher the overall expense. However, in some instances bulk orders might come with discounts, but that number of windows is unlikely to be required by the average homeowner. 

Window colour 

The colour of your windows can significantly affect the overall cost. While basic white or neutral tones are typically more budget-friendly, opting for custom colours or premium finishes may incur additional charges.  

Consider your personal preferences and architectural style when deciding on the colour palette, keeping in mind that a well-chosen hue can enhance the visual appeal of your home. If you own a listed property you may need to check with your local council whether there are any restrictions on certain window colours too. 

The size of the windows 

The size of your windows is another obvious but crucial factor that directly impacts the cost. Larger windows require more materials and often come with higher installation costs. Additionally, custom-sized windows may involve additional expenses compared to standard sizes.  

The design of your windows 

The design of your windows plays a dual role in determining cost – influencing both aesthetics and budget considerations. While elaborate and custom-designed windows can be visually striking and give your home the ‘wow factor, they often come with a higher price tag. Finding a balance between your desired design and your budget is key to achieving the style you’re after without blowing through all your savings. 

Window materials 

Different materials, such as UPVC, wood, and aluminium, come with varying price points, so it’s important to have a think about what material would be best for you. UPVC windows are usually the most cost-effective option, while wood and aluminium are typically on the higher end of the scale.   

Each material has its unique advantages and considerations, so it’s a good idea to take some time to weigh the pros and cons of each based on your preferences and budget. If you’re not sure which type of window material is best for your home, have a chat with professionals (like us!) to make sure that you’re going with the best option. 

Building regulations 

Adhering to building regulations is non-negotiable when installing new windows. Ensure that your chosen windows meet the necessary standards for safety, insulation, and ventilation.  

While compliance is vital, you can still enhance curb appeal by selecting windows that complement your home’s architecture. Striking this balance ensures your new windows not only meet regulatory requirements but also enhances the overall aesthetic of your property.  

Installation costs 

While the cost of the windows themselves is a significant factor, don’t overlook the expenses associated with professional installation. Hiring experienced and qualified professionals ensures proper fitting, insulation, and adherence to local building codes. Installation costs can vary based on the complexity of the project, the number of windows, and the labour rates in your area. 

At Birmingham Glass we can go through the entire journey with you, from helping you select the right windows, to fitting them and removing your old ones, we make sure it’s a hassle-free process.   

Energy efficiency and long-term savings 

Investing in energy-efficient windows might have a higher upfront cost, but it can lead to substantial long-term savings on your energy bills. Look for windows with high Energy Star ratings and consider the potential return on investment in terms of reduced heating and cooling costs over the years. 


Thinking about getting new windows for your home? Contact us today to have a friendly, no-obligation chat with a member of our team.