What does glass window installation cost in Melbourne?
The cost of glass windows has risen dramatically since the start of the glass-enclosed city.
The glass windows in Melbourne are installed by private companies, and are not covered by the city’s Glass Enclosed Property Tax (GEPT).
However, they do have to be fitted with a minimum of 5-10% of the city-owned property’s surface.
How much do they cost?
The City of Melbourne has set the minimum price for a glass window that must be installed in a city-registered building in the city.
That minimum price is the maximum that the city allows for all glass windows.
However, it is not the only minimum cost, as some developers have suggested that a higher price is possible.
To find out how much a glass-window installation costs in Melbourne, we compared the minimum costs for the most common types of glass window in each city.
What is a window?
A glass window is a flat surface that can be cut and painted.
The paint applied to the glass surface can be either a light coloured, a darker colour or a combination of both.
The painted surface of a window is usually white.
Where does the glass come from?
The most common glass window material in Australia is glass.
However there are other types of materials used, such as aluminium and polycarbonate.
For more information about glass, we recommend you visit our glass website.
How do I know if my glass window will fit?
The city of Melbourne’s website lists the minimum cost of a glass windows installed in the most popular types of buildings in Melbourne.
You can also compare the minimums for other types and see the maximums for your building.
To see how much the minimum will cost in your building, please visit our city-approved minimum cost calculator.
When can I expect to pay for my glass?
When you install your glass in a building, you are only liable to pay a minimum cost for the first year.
If you plan to upgrade your building to a glass or metal-free design, the minimum that the building has to cover is higher.
However the city will only be responsible for covering the costs if you intend to change the design of the building.
How can I contact the City of Victoria for more information?
To report issues with a building and have it assessed by the building, contact the Building and Housing Department at (03) 8284 2222.
The department will contact you within 24 hours of receipt of the information and advise on the best way to proceed.
If your glass window needs to be removed or replaced, contact our department on 1300 737 737.
If a building needs to change its paint colour, contact us on 1300 764 664.
What happens if my building has glass windows?
If your building does not have glass windows that meet the City’s minimums, the City will not be able to provide any services for you.
If the City needs to inspect your building for any issues, it will provide you with a report to assist in the assessment of your building’s glass window requirements.
This report will explain how to assess your building and whether you need to do any work yourself.