Selling your home? Heating and double glazing top list of UK home buyers ‘must haves’

18th April 2016

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Selling your home? Heating and double glazing top list of UK home buyers ‘must haves’

New research reveals that in the face of rising household bills, warmth and energy efficiency are the key priorities for house hunters.

The new study found that of those polled 74% of respondents said that double glazing was their top priority other than central heating (79%). A good energy efficiency rating and cavity wall insulation ere also highly rated features, mentioned by 53%.

The study by comparison site GoCompare, also revealed that house hunters saw home security as another top priority – secure windows and doors listed by 70% of respondents as a key factor in their purchasing decision.

Craig Smith, Director at Copperfield Windows said: “It’s clear from the research, that people looking to buy new homes are putting energy efficiency and security at the very top of their list.

“We have enjoyed a period of comparatively low energy costs but with a raft of low tariffs coming to an end last month, home energy efficiency is going to be a real priority going into the winter.”

According to the Energy Saving Trust, heat lost through windows accounts for around 25 per cent of the total energy lost from your home.  It suggests that new windows and doors could save homeowners up to £160 a year in heating bills over old or single glazed windows.

Copperfield Windows supplies hundreds of energy efficient PVC-U windows and doors throughout Warwickshire each year, making homes not only warmer but more secure. This includes an extensive range of low maintenance and energy efficient PVC-U windows. These can achieve top u-values and Window Energy Ratings, including WER A++.

Craig added: “Spring and summer is a really important time for the housing market. Regardless of whether you’re moving home or not, it’s also a really good time to fit new windows and doors as the weather is better and you’ll also be ready for when the cooler weather returns.

“New energy efficient triple glazed and double glazed windows and doors can have a transformative effect on your property. They can help you sell it, or make it warmer and more secure. ”

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