Period properties are prized throughout the UK for their elegant styling and refined beauty. Whilst they are highly sought after and often command high sale prices, there are a number of ways to further add to their value, a few of which we will discuss in this blog post.
Wooden Sash Windows in Period Properties
If you have original wooden sash windows in your property, you should consider restoring or repairing them. Whilst full replacements are also possible, we generally recommend restoration, as the cost is usually lower, less disruption is involved and the visual appeal and heritage of the property is better preserved.
If you own a period property, you should avoid installing new plastic windows at all costs because they will ruin the appearance of your property, as they cannot match the style and beauty of traditional wooden sash windows. Furthermore, their installation may actually lead to a reduction in the value of the property. The fitting of uPVC windows in conservation areas, where period properties are often located, is nearly always illegal. You should therefore instead opt for the windows supplied by yoursashwindows.com; we have an excellent track record of meeting building regulations in conservation areas and we can handle all of the paperwork on your behalf. If replacement windows are required, we are able to create exact replicas to preserve the appearance of your property.
We find that many of our customers wish to fit double glazing to make their homes more comfortable and energy efficient. They are worried, however, that legislation surrounding period properties will prevent them from doing so. This is simply not true, thanks to the exceptional quality and attention to detail that the team at yoursashwindows.com provides. We have over 15 years experience fitting double glazing into historic windows. You can now have the benefits of modern technology without negatively affecting your windows’ appearance.
If you are interested in repairing, restoring or replacing your sash windows, you can take advantage of our FREE survey by clicking here.
If you really want to add to the kerb appeal of your period property and increase its value, you should consider restoring or replacing your front door. We specialise in the production of beautiful, solid and elegant custom wooden doors which match the style and age of your property. You could also consider fitting dramatic historic features such as a large knocking handle or ornate doorknob. These sturdy doors can be easily maintained with a regular coat of fresh paint or varnish.
It’s amazing how much of an effect a new coat of paint can have on period doors and windows. Via our recommended decorator scheme, we can offer a full painting service to all of our customers. Less experienced decorators may paint your sash windows shut, rendering them useless. Our decorators have painted thousands of sash windows and doors, so you can be assured of the highest quality service. Often, wooden sash windows can be painted from inside, which is good news as it can mean less expense and disruption for you.
The Services We Provide
If you would like further advice on restoring or replacing your timber sash windows and period doors in York and North Yorkshire, contact us on 0333 600 0196. Alternatively, you can request a FREE survey by clicking here.