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Replace old wooden shutters

Posted: Tue May 14, 2024 6:42pm
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alanandsue

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Hi all- after ?? years our apartment crying out for replacement shutters for windows and doors.

We know nothing at all- but gather UPVC way cheaper than aluminium- is that right?

Critical question.... who does this replacement?  We're mid-way between Torrevieja and La Mata.  

It being only a 2-bed apartment it's not a very huge job, so hope there's a recommended outfit who would come and see and quote.

Many thanks   Alan & Sue

Bee2

Posted: Wed May 15, 2024 1:24pm

Bee2

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Posted: Wed May 15, 2024 1:24pm

This company in Torrevieja comes well recommended.

https://www.simplydoorsandwindows.es/

Bee

alanandsue

Posted: Wed May 15, 2024 1:32pm

alanandsue

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Posted: Wed May 15, 2024 1:32pm

Bee2 wrote on Wed May 15, 2024 1:24pm:

This company in Torrevieja comes well recommended.

https://www.simplydoorsandwindows.es/

Bee

Hi Bee2 (and anyone else)  I read on an old forum that Simply Doors didn't (yet) do these- but took a chance and emailed them... very prompt reply and YES they now do.  (Not much choice, but will fit our urbanisation so  happy happy happy)

I've read many good reports so they are "on my list" and hope to see them next month.

Grateful for your reply, Bee2.  If you're over in Torre now, the weather is ever so slightly better than UK..... Surprise.

Cheers  Alan

Bee2

Posted: Wed May 15, 2024 5:59pm

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Posted: Wed May 15, 2024 5:59pm

No I'm in sunny Ireland. Lovely and hot today between the showers!!!  Here is another Co you can try

https://www.candgfabricationses.com/

Bee

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alanandsue

Posted: Wed May 15, 2024 6:07pm

alanandsue

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Posted: Wed May 15, 2024 6:07pm

Bee2 wrote on Wed May 15, 2024 5:59pm:

No I'm in sunny Ireland. Lovely and hot today between the showers!!!  Here is another Co you can try

https://www.candgfabricationses.com/

Bee

Thanks for that... PS It's quite pleasant in North Wales!

Stevec2x

Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 3:54pm

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Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 3:54pm

Hi

A couple of years ago we used simply doors to replace one window with uPVC patio doors. This involved knocking out the brickwork under the window to create space for the doors. They did an excellent job. However this did not include shutters.

Sometime last year we enquired about mallorquino shutters, but they didn't do them.

We then bumped into a Spanish tradesman who has replaced a lot of our neighbours windows and shutters. He then installed aluminium windows/shutter x3 for us, and did an excellent job. This involved the complete removal of the old rotten wooden window frames as well, so there is now no wood involved, and they are a perfect match to the old ones but with modern 3 point locking and tilt-and-turn double glazed windows, plus mosquito nets. See attached photo. The louvres in the shutters can be fully opened or fully closed and all points in between - perfect blackout if desired.

BTW- the shutters can be supplied alone but they are the most expensive bit!

I've since come to realise that the Spanish use aluminium whereas the Brits use uPVC.

There are lots of aluminium carpenters around, not so many uPVC.

Cheers

Steve

alanandsue

Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 4:16pm

alanandsue

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Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 4:16pm

Hi Steve- you're not called super helpful member for nothing!  What a great response and thank you.

Luckily our frames are rot-free and in great shape.  But the shutters are a disgrace- painted/varnished ?? times... spend hours trying to clean and they still look as bad!

Hopefully we can just renew the shutters and do something about our lovely rot-free front door which "management" (Sue) says won't match. Similar on our complex are not to taste.

However! You've resolved the unknown quantity.... it's aluminium in Spain, unlike uPVC in UK.  Many thanks for that!

Take care  Alan & Sue

Stevec2x

Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 4:53pm

Stevec2x

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Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 4:53pm

Thank you Alan & Sue - I'd never noticed the super helpful tag🤣

To clarify - if you go for shutters only they will probably have to be installed OVER the existing frames, rather than simply replacing the existing ones, but maybe that varies by supplier.

Also, everything can be supplied in your choice of colour (within reason) - the photo I showed you is the colour that fits perfectly in our community.

Also Also, it took no more than 6 hours to do the 3 windows etc.

If you want to contact my supplier, send him a WhatsApp message +34661208859 - name is Manuel. He speaks reasonable English, but its probably helpful to start with a message.

Cheers

Steve

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