How Timber Windows can help you sell your house
Published by Jackie Biggin for The Performance Window Group in Housing
Enhance your home with Timber Windows
Selling your house and moving in today’s tough market conditions isn’t easy and where there is property for sale it’s certainly a buyer’s market. Many people are not taking the risk as there is too much uncertainty. The question being asked is ‘when will the market stabilise?’ No one can predict this and if market improvement isn’t in the short term then now could be the time to improve, upgrade, enhance your home so you are fully prepared when the market turns.
There is always the worry about continuity of employment but for those in a stable situation disposable income is rising fast with the continuing low rates of interest on mortgages and loans. For those on fixed interest trackers monthly payments on an average £150K mortgage has put £300 to £500 back in to the household purse. This new ‘wealth’ can be used now to fund improvements to your existing home providing much better accommodation while making your property more saleable.
Under Green Deal, if you upgrade your windows and doors to a more energy efficient type, householders will be able to add some of the cost of the project to a Green Deal Charge with repayments being made through your electricity bill. In many cases homeowners will still need to make an upfront contribution which can be paid in cash or through private finance. The Department of Energy and Climate Change – DECC - has the framework in place this October ‘12 although funding will not be available until late January 13 it’s worth considering this upgrade measure now.
Few would argue that the kerbside appeal of a house is the biggest selling feature and nothing adds more to this than well designed windows and doors. Good looking fenestration on its own can easily sway potential buyers from the very first impression. If your home does not have the wow! factor and you are in the fortunate position of having the extra spending power, now is the time to act.
Visit one of over 25 Timber Windows showrooms located across the country and talk to specialist advisors about stylish and energy efficient windows, doors and garden rooms that will really turn your house into something to admire and desire. Things have changed since the growth of aluminium and, more recently, reinforced plastic, and timber is again the first choice as the frame material – good to look at, warm to touch, natural and sustainable. This is largely driven by the very real “green” credentials that timber offers and to the massive improvements in product design and quality incorporated into the Timber Windows’ collections.
Windows and doors by Timber Windows are made using multi-layer timber components made up of clean laminated and finger jointed sections. These are produced at the source, close to certificated forests where the trees are harvested. Only clean knot free, stable components are used in the manufacture of our windows and doors which are finished using environmentally friendly micro-porous paint finishes for long maintenance cycles.
Our made-to order windows and doors come double glazed as standard in a wide range of styles and paint finishes. Our thermally efficient products provide differing levels of performance that comply with the requirements of the Government’s Code for Sustainable Homes policy. This standard is driving new housing provision to Zero Carbon by 2016 which means that timber windows and doors, which are made from the earth’s only renewable natural material, can provide your required light, energy efficiency and aesthetic requirements for the future and meet the drive for Zero Carbon.
Visit your local Timber Windows showroom today and let us help you plan your project from initial estimate through to installation.
Timber Windows is a member of The Performance Window Group which includes the leading brands of Mumford & Wood, Clearwood, Dale Windows and The English Glasshouse.
More information is available on 0845 652 7300 or visit www.timberwindows.com