Your home is your statement piece and is likely to be the biggest single investment of your life.
Timber windows and doors can play a huge role in adding warmth, security, character, desirability and in turn add value.
If you are in the process of replacing your existing windows, whether to add value if you are thinking of selling your home or just want to upgrade, BK Timber can support you in this.
Our bespoke guide will explore how timber windows affect house value, giving you knowledge and insight plus key considerations to make sure you make an informed decision when purchasing new doors and windows.
Double glazing can make a significant impact on the value of your home. A report from Estate agents revealed that double glazed windows can add 10% to the value of your home and increase the likeliness of selling your property.
Important considerations need to be made when it comes to choosing the best windows and doors for your property.
Higher value homes and period properties require a certain aesthetic quality of windows and doors, with materials such as plastic having a negative impact on the value of your home.
Buyers of period homes often look for wooden windows as they befit the style of their home plus they meet thermal insulation requirements of current building regulations. Replacement windows need to be double glazed and achieve at least the minimum u-value of 2.0W/m2K, according to the regulations.
Installing UPVC windows in a period home detracts seriously from their appearance and desirability.
Research from the BBC states that up to £12,000 can be decreased as a result of using the wrong material.
According to the law, you are unable to use plastic windows in an English Heritage conservation area, which means replacing your windows with double-glazed timber is the smart choice.
Most purchasers can make their mind up about a property within the first 60 seconds of encountering a property. This means that the true value of your home comes from its exterior presence. The sight of worn doors and windows will leave a negative impression on potential buyers. Replacing your windows reinstates your kerb appeal plus they deliver improved energy efficiency, security and value.
Lifetime value is an area that new buyers of timber windows need to consider. A survey from The Wood Window Alliance (WWA) and Herriot Watt University revealed in a Life Cost Analysis that modern timber windows have a lifespan of over 60 years plus they are deemed carbon negative.
If you would like to know more about BK Timber’s range of timber windows, please contact us today.