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DGB Needs You!

Well, I need all installers anyway!

You may have seen on the DGB website on Thursday that I have launched a survey that applies to all window and door installers in our lovely sector! Specifically those that install PVC products.

My aim is to try and generate a fairly accurate picture of the average price of PVC windows, doors, conservatories and bi-folding doors on a national level. I looked into what information on average prices exists at the moment and the current crop of data is either very wrong, or very old! Hopefully, through the participation of as many installers in the industry, I can create a much more accurate and relevant barometer.

SURVEY ADDRESS: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RH37M3K

The survey is just 8 questions long and those who have taken part in it already have said it takes just two minutes to do! So, very little effort required to help create something that could be quite interesting for the industry and might possibly have a useful consumer application.

I did the survey just to satisfy the curiosity of myself and a few others that have asked a similar question in the past. But, as I thought more and more about what I was doing, the more it dawned on me that if enough of the industry’s installers take part, the more likely consumers could use the end data.

Consumers now use the internet to research almost everything before they make a purchase and our industry is no exception. Before buying new windows and doors, or before thinking about putting on a glazed extension, many will go online to find out what things cost. They will then decide if they can afford the works or not. Unfortunately, as I mentioned earlier, there is so much misinformation and old data that these decisions could be made unreliably. I’m hoping that if enough companies take part to make the end results accurate enough, I can publish the results as an accurate barometer to the latest prices on a national scale.

We shall see. This is a first run at this and if there is low take up I will ditch it. But, hopefully many of you will take just two minutes out of your day to help build a useful resource. If so, I may do this on a fairly regular basis.

I hope you will take part!

You can go to the survey here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RH37M3K

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