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Compare window quotes & prices

We’re here to help you compare window suppliers with ease, as we know that windows are one of the most important features of any safe, secure and energy-efficient property. Just like installing a new front door or garden gate at home, booking a top-quality window fitter is crucial. Thankfully, we’re here to take the stress out of the process.

Why Use SpotDif to Compare Window Quotes & Suppliers?

Finding new windows shouldn’t be a challenge. We believe you should be able to connect with reliable manufacturers with just a quick search, which is why we’ve made it simple with SpotDif. We compare suppliers across national and independent companies so you can spend less time browsing and having to compare windows quotes and more time enjoying your new windows. Plus, with so many incredible providers to browse and choose from, you’re bound to find a great style for your home.

How to measure windows

Ensure to measure from corner to corner (squareness), vertically (height), and side to side (width)

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Where to start?

    Before you compare window quotes and prices, we recommend taking some time to think about your preferences.


    Some questions to consider include: Are you looking to increase natural light into your living spaces? Or is the flow of your home more important? Do you want to improve the aesthetics or are you looking to boost your home’s energy efficiency? Do you have a budget in mind and do you want to apply for finance?


    It’s worth having an idea of the windows you’re looking for to make your search even easier. Don’t worry though, as we’re also here to inspire you and help you make a fully informed decision about your new or replacement windows before you get new window quotes.


    1) One of the first decisions you need to make is what style of window you’re interested in. This will depend on many factors, such as your preferred aesthetic, the space available and your budget. We can help you find great deals for some of the most highly sought-after styles, including casement, sash, bay, French and tilt and turn.


    These are all beautiful options for the home. Bay, French and sash windows offer a more traditional look, while casement and tilt and turn are slightly more contemporary. You may even be interested in comparing window quotes for a range of different styles. For instance, perhaps you want tilt and turn windows for better ventilation in your bathroom and sash windows to create a classic feel in your bedroom. It all comes down to your tastes and needs.


    2) Another consideration to make is whether you’d like double-glazed windows or triple glazing. Triple glazing tends to be more expensive than double glazing, but it can be a worthwhile investment. We’re here to help you compare quotes for triple glazing and double-glazed windows, so you can enjoy their benefits at the best prices.


    3) Window frames are also important to think about. UPVC windows are a particularly popular option because of their durability and affordability, and they also have the benefit of being easy to clean. Wooden frames are another fantastic option with their credentials ranging from energy efficiency to visual appeal, while some homeowners prefer aluminium for its sleek, modern look and high strength.


    Whatever type of window you have in mind, trust SpotDif to help you find the right option. We make it quick and simple to compare window quotes, so you can invest in new windows with confidence.  

Find top-quality new windows in the UK  

How do you know which window fitting companies and suppliers offer the best deals in your local area?


When it comes to buying new windows, you need to make an informed decision – something that can take a lot of time.  You’ll need to search for local companies that meet your requirements and make sure they’re dependable, all before you even gather a range of new window quotes.


With SpotDif, you can take the time and hassle out of this process. In just a few seconds, you’ll have a list of top companies and deals to pick from. All you need to do is answer some simple questions and we’ll take care of the rest.

What's the difference between single, double, and triple glazing?

Double and triple glazing will keep much more heat retained indoors.

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Types and styles of new windows for your home

At SpotDif, we can help you find the best deals on casement, tilt and turn, French, sash and bay windows. Each style has its own selling points and strengths owing to its distinct design. In fact, windows come in all different styles and sizes. The windows you choose will depend on the requirements of the room they’re being fitted in, from the measurements to your ventilation needs.


Casement windows


Casement windows are a desirable choice for many homeowners, largely because they allow you to ventilate rooms quickly. These windows open from the side, almost like a cupboard door, which makes it easier to control airflow. You can install casements with one or more panels, depending on the size of the window fitting.


Tilt and turn windows


Tilt and turn windows are similar, but you can open them in two ways: either by tilting the pane towards the inside of your home or by opening it from the side like a door. This functionality makes it a versatile choice, especially when it comes to air circulation.


French windows


French windows, like casement windows, open from a side hinge. However, what sets them apart is the visibility they offer. There’s no pillar separating the two panels, as with double-panelled casements, which allows a clearer view of the great outdoors.


Sash windows


Unlike French, casement, and tilt and turn models, sash windows don’t open inwards or outwards. They’re typically designed with two panes that can be slid up or down. Some models will allow you to open both panes at the same time to optimise the air flowing into your property, which is ideal on those warmer days. Sash windows also have a timeless look.


Bay windows


Finally, bay windows. These are fitted in walls that form a bay shape by jutting out of a property. They’re an enviable option for houses because of the natural light they let in and the sense of airiness they create, but it’s worth noting that the term ‘bay windows’ doesn’t refer to just one style. It generally refers to the architectural design. For instance, you might opt for sash or casement windows in your bay, depending on your preferences.

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What to Consider When Choosing New or Replacement Windows

Price is often a priority when searching for replacement windows, but there are lots of factors to consider. The right windows can illuminate a room with natural light, transform the outside of your property and ventilate your home, all without requiring much maintenance. They’re also key to keeping your property secure and protected against everything from unwanted intruders to draughts.


Here are some of the key factors to consider when fitting new windows.


Window costs 


Your budget will influence the type of windows you opt for, from the design to the frame. Casement windows tend to be the least expensive style, while UPVC is often the most affordable type of frame. 


Visual appeal


If it’s kerb appeal you’re thinking of, sash windows have undoubted charm. French doors also have the added benefit of unobstructed views, while bay windows allow a wider field of vision.  


Wood is a particularly beautiful option when it comes to frames, while UPVC windows are very easy to keep clean.


Lifespan and maintenance


As easy as we make it, you don’t want to have to compare new window quotes again in a few years’ time – so you’ll want to think about the lifespan of your preferred frames.


Aluminium frames are typically the strongest, while UPVC frames are weather-resistant and low maintenance. High-quality wood is also very durable, but it can become warped or rotten in poor weather conditions. 


Energy efficiency 


UPVC and wooden frames are strong thermal insulators, whereas aluminium frames aren’t as effective when it comes to retaining heat. 


As for the pane itself, triple glazing tends to be superior to double glazing when it comes to heat retention. That said, double-glazed windows are still a great option with a low U-value (a measure of good insulation). 


Some styles will also help you reduce your artificial lighting usage. For instance, bay and sash windows tend to fill rooms with lots of natural light. 


Safety and security 


Casement, French and tilt and turn windows are extremely difficult to open from the outside, making them a secure option for homes and businesses. Tilt and turn windows can also be opened from the top in a ‘tilt’, which allows you to get some fresh air without opening the whole window. 


In terms of frames, aluminium tends to be the strongest option. 


Window placement


Are you looking for new windows to ventilate a bathroom? Do you want replacement windows for a child’s bedroom? Think about the placement of your window to help you figure out your number one priority, whether it’s usability, security or visual appeal.


UPVC, wooden or aluminium frames 


UPVC windows typically score highly in terms of energy efficiency, while wooden frames are particularly pleasing to the eye. If you want a modern look, you might prefer hard-wearing aluminium frames.

Frequently Asked Questions

The SpotDif windows DIY guide


How to clean windows

Start by removing any debris from your windows, such as cobwebs or dust, with a soft cloth. The last thing you want is to smear dirt across the glass!

Next, create a warm, soapy mixture and gently apply it to the glass with a cloth or a non-abrasive sponge. Some people prefer to use vinegar and water, so it depends on what you have ready to use.

You should also follow up with a squeegee to remove any streaks. Then, wait for the glass to dry and check it over before deciding whether to give it another wipe.


How to remove manufacturer stickers from new windows

Soak the sticker with hot soapy water for 10 minutes or so and the glue will start to weaken. At this point, it should be easy enough to pull the sticker off with your fingers.


How to measure replacement windows

Measuring a window fitting can be more complicated than it might seem, so it’s worth asking your chosen contractors to take care of this for you.

However, if you’d like to do it yourself, make sure that you measure the height and width of the window from outside of your property – you want to check the size of the opening, not the frame.

Ask your window installers if they’d like you to take any measurements away. Some will ask you to remove 10mm from your measurements, just to make sure the window fits comfortably.


How to clean UPVC windows frames

Cleaning your UPVC windows should be nice and easy, and all it takes is a simple solution of warm water and soap. Wipe the frames with a soft cloth and rinse off any suds with clean water. If you want to get into the corners, gently using an old toothbrush should do the trick. To avoid scratching your frames, make sure to use a soft cloth and stay away from any abrasive sponges or scourers. You should also check that your soap doesn’t contain chemicals that could damage the UPVC, such as bleach.

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Anna Dearden
Home sector specialist
I'm driven by curiosity, and constantly seeking to unravel and explore the ever-evolving trends in the realms of lifestyle, finance, and well-being.
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