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How much do Aluminium Windows cost?

$40 - $300 per m2

    How Much Do Aluminium Windows Cost?

    A simple aluminium window can cost around $100. However, you will want to consider double glazed windows for energy efficiency. This will increase the price to $200 or more. Since these aluminium windows prices are for smaller sizes, you can expect it to be more for larger, multi-pane or odd-shaped windows.

    Factors Impacting the Cost of Aluminium Windows

    Size of frame – Huge windows, doors, and odd-shaped windows can be many times more expensive. For example, a window frame of approximately 900 mm by 600 mm window can cost $100, while a 2100 mm by 1450 mm window lists for $750.

    Glass thickness and panes – A look at aluminium window restoration cost demonstrates how glass treatment will affect your bottom line. Plain float glass runs about $40 per square metre for float glass. The low iron glass increases that to about $145. For double-glazed windows, the cost is around $200. Low emissions glass will increase that to $220. Laminate glass may be as much as $320 per square metre.

    Hardware – You will want to ask about separate costs for locks, hinges, and winders from Stegbar and other brands. It is important to figure that into a final estimate. Unlike wood window hardware, the locks and hinges may be specific to the window manufacturers and, therefore, more costly.

    Installation costs – Glaziers will charge about $40 to $50 per hour. The length of the installation will depend on factors such as the difficulty of removing current windows and the condition of your window openings.

    Price Estimates for Different Types of Aluminium Windows

    Aluminium can frame many different types of windows, with Stegbar aluminium windows being a popular choice in Australia. Here’s a look at aluminium frames on various windows across Australia:

    Type of Aluminium Window Average Reported Cost
    Sliding window 900mm x 1210mm = $350
    Side-hung casement 600mm x 1200mm = $380
    Awning window 500mm x 610mm = $205

    Larger sizes = $975

    Bi-fold window $1,250 per square metre
    Louvre window 900mm x 450mm = $300

    900mm x 750mm = $350

    900mm x 1700mm = $600

    Sliding door 2400mm x 2100mm; 2 door panel = $950
    Aluminium door and windows opening to the backyard.

    Aluminium door and windows opening to the backyard. | Source: Williamson Glass And Aluminium

    Pros and Cons of Aluminium Windows

    The Advantages of Aluminium Windows
    Affordability is a primary reason for most buyers. Aluminium is durable and may seem more like an investment than composite.
    Aluminium has a clean and contemporary look and emphasizes the glass itself. It is an excellent choice to showcase large windows or doors.
    Aluminium frames are low maintenance for both indoor and outdoor use. It is easy to wipe metal clean, and it cannot rust or decay.
    Lightweight construction makes it easier to install. The same window is much lighter when made with aluminium rather than wood.


    The Disadvantages of Aluminium Windows
    Contemporary look clashes with historical or classic homes.
    Aluminium won’t add to the home’s resale values like wood will.
    Cheap aluminium frames that move have internal mechanisms that may eventually break.
    Cheap aluminium looks cheap when compared to similarly priced composites.

    How to Hire a Window Installer

    Tips to Create an Accurate Estimate

    Tip #1 – Get multiple quotes from different glaziers.

    Tip #2 – Consider different window styles to get different pricing options.

    Tip #3 – Compare regular and double-glazed window prices.

    Tip #4 – Be sure to ask about separate hardware costs for hinges and locks.


    Licencing and Qualifications

    When hiring, you’ll want a glazier who is specifically trained in work with acrylic, glass and window frames. Check for membership in the Glass and Glazing Association of Australia (GGAA). Here’s what each state requires:

    State/Territory Glazier Licencing Requirements
    New South Wales Glazing and Business Licence and Insurance
    Victoria No specific licence
    Queensland Scope of Work Licence including Glass, Glazing and Aluminium
    South Australia Business Licence and Restricted Builder’s Licence; Voluntary accreditation by the SA Glass Merchants Association
    Australian Capital Territory Construction Induction Card, Business Licence and Safety Induction Training
    Northern Territory Home Improvement Licence (for jobs valued over $2,000)
    Western Australia Business Licence; Voluntary accreditation by Glass and Window Association of WA


    How to Save When Hiring a Glazier

    Tip #1 – Invest in double glazing glass to reduce future energy bills.

    Tip #2 – Consider a higher grade of aluminium for a more aesthetic look that can add value to your home in the future.


    * The cost data is based on Oneflare and third-party sources

    Real Oneflare Customer Quotes

    Bob's Aluminium Window Job

    Location PinSouth West Perth, WA
    Window type


    Job type

    Glass replacement

    Location of replacement

    Lower glass panel

    $170inc. gst

    Quoted by Swift Glass & Glazing

    Warren's Aluminium Door Job

    Location PinMelbourne, VIC
    Job type

    Glass replacement in aluminium sliding door

    Door size

    Approximately 900mm x 2050mm

    Glass size

    Approximately 850mm x 1950mm

    $320inc. gst

    Quoted by Michael's Magic Glass

    Warwick's Aluminium Door Job

    Location PinGold Coast, QLD
    Door type

    Sliding door

    Job type

    Glass replacement

    Location of replacement

    Bottom panel

    $250inc. gst

    Quoted by Surfside Glass Pty Ltd

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