How to measure bay windows and enter them into our 'Quote request form'

            

Above, are photos of two types of bay windows. The first is a simple right angled three segment bay and the second is an obtuse angled six segment bay. Bay windows are basically large windows that have been constructed from smaller windows, called segments, that are joined at angles to each other. If you are thinking of replacing an existing bay window and need a quotation, we would need to know the width and height of each segment. The heights of each segment will be the same as each other. In the case of a curved bay window, the widths of each segment are usually the same as each other although, the width of the two outer segments can be different to the inner segments. To measure the width of a segment, measure the horizontal distance along it's external face from where it touches an adjacent segment across to its opposite side to where it meets another segment. Please see the diagram below. A,B,C,D,E and F are the segment width meaurements. In the case of this curved bay window in the diagram below we would need to know the these measurements. For pricing purposes these measurements can be to the nearest 25mm. We would price up this bay window by treating it as if the segements were six seperate windows and then add labour time for joining them together.

As an example, we have filled in our 'quote request table' from our 'quotation request form' using the six segment bay window in the photo at the top of the page.

Window style, pattern ,quantity and size. See key at the bottom of this page.

Size of window.(mm). Paste the patterns.

Options. Please fill in the tables below using the codes from the key near the bottom of the page. Usually, windows will all have the same specification codes. If they are the same, just leave consecutive tables blank to save you time. Please enter any additional information you want to add next to 'Notes:'

Qty:

2

Window width.(mm)

600

1)TR 2)C 3)OB45

4)IGB

5)PBB

6)SW

7)PC

8)YD

9)NEFE

10)N/A

11)N/A

12)YTV

13)BRDS

14)DG

15)PGR

16)TG

17)OF

18)NPD

19)NLBR

   

Notes: Obtused angled.

Window reference.

Segments 3 & 4. Lounge bay.

Window height.(mm)

1200

Qty:

2

Window width.(mm)

700

1)TR 2)C 3)OB45

4)IGB

5)PBB

6)SW

7)PC

8)YD

9)NEFE

10)N/A

11)N/A

12)YTV

13)BRDS

14)DG

15)PGR

16)TG

17)OF

18)NPD

19)NLBR

   

Notes: Obtused angled.

Window reference

Segments 1 & 6.

Lounge bay.

Window height.(mm)

1200

Qty:

2

Window width.(mm)

600

1)TR 2)C 3)OB45

4)IGB

5)PBB

6)SW

7)PC

8)YD

9)NEFE

10)PCF

11)MPLFS

12)YTV

13)BRDS

14)DG

15)PGR

16)TG

17)OF

18)NPD

19)NLBR

   

Notes: Obtused angled.

Window reference

Segments 2 & 5.

Lounge bay.

Window height.(mm)

1200

 

 

 

If you have no existing bay window to measure from and all you have is a wall in which the window is to be situated then there are two ways to measure up:-

1) One way is to make a template of the wall by placing a large sheet of ply on the curved part of the wall and drawing round it's profile. This template can be brought into us. If this template is too big to transport then you will have to cut it into half, thirds or quarters. Before you cut the template, mark reference marks (every 6 inch or so) on the template using a tape measure and pencil. This is so we know how to accurately reconstruct the template.

2) For pricing purposes you can take various meaurements from the wall without making a template. Please refer to the diagram below. The diagram shows a plan view of a brick cavity wall bay. We need to know the 'Width', 'Depth', 'D1' and 'D2'. To take these measurements you will need to place a straight edge and span it across the bay, butting it up to the outer straight brickwork either side of the bay. Mark on the straight edge a half, quarter and eigth of the width of the bay from the outer brick face where the bay starts. Then, measure horizontally outwards at right angles to the straight edge from these marks to the outer face of the bay to obtain measurements of 'Depth', 'D1' and 'D2'.

As an example, we have filled in our 'quote request table' from our 'quotation request form' using the six segment bay window in the photo at the top of the page.

Window style, pattern ,quantity and size. See key at the bottom of this page.

Size of window.(mm). Paste the patterns.

Options. Please fill in the tables below using the codes from the key near the bottom of the page. Usually, windows will all have the same specification codes. If they are the same, just leave consecutive tables blank to save you time. Please enter any additional information you want to add next to 'Notes:'

Qty:

2

Window width.(mm)

600

1)TR 2)C 3)OB45

4)IGB

5)PBB

6)SW

7)PC

8)YD

9)NEFE

10)N/A

11)N/A

12)YTV

13)BRDS

14)DG

15)PGR

16)TG

17)OF

18)NPD

19)NLBR

   

Notes: Obtused angled.

Window reference.

Segments 3 & 4. Lounge bay.

Window height.(mm)

1200

Qty:

2

Window width.(mm)

700

1)TR 2)C 3)OB45

4)IGB

5)PBB

6)SW

7)PC

8)YD

9)NEFE

10)N/A

11)N/A

12)YTV

13)BRDS

14)DG

15)PGR

16)TG

17)OF

18)NPD

19)NLBR

   

Notes: Obtused angled.

Window reference

Segments 1 & 6.

Lounge bay.

Window height.(mm)

1200

Qty:

2

Window width.(mm)

600

1)TR 2)C 3)OB45

4)IGB

5)PBB

6)SW

7)PC

8)YD

9)NEFE

10)PCF

11)MPLFS

12)YTV

13)BRDS

14)DG

15)PGR

16)TG

17)OF

18)NPD

19)NLBR

   

Notes: Obtused angled.

Window reference

Segments 2 & 5.

Lounge bay.

Window height.(mm)

1200