Making changes to windows by installing double glazing, uPVC windows, or other materials can be vitally important to a home, according to an industry expert. Andrew Leech, director of the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC), has claimed that windows are often “a key aspect” of a property for several reasons.
This came just days before Gordon Miller, founder of property development website WhatGreenHome.com claimed that as much as 27% of all carbon emissions come from housing.
Wired PR News – Press Release Distribution :: Miller stated: “Retrofitting our homes to be more energy efficient on a huge scale has to begin much sooner rather than later”. This includes adding double glazing to your homes, with widespread acknowledgement that this measure improves energy efficiency of the home.
Andrew Leech went on to add that older people looking to make changes to their homes should certainly look at the latter issue, but also ensure they get expert help when undertaking any renovation work.
The government’s UK Low Carbon Transition Plan, which was published in the middle of last month, includes proposals on the creation of a new pay-as-you-save scheme which will see homeowners given funding to boost their efficiency of their properties.
Les Yates, Marketing Manager for leading home improvement quote site commented “We’re continuing to see the demand for quotes for double glazing. There was a rise throughout last year and it’s continued into this year.”
Both an increase in public conscience with regard to the environment and a drop in the housing market has lead to the home improvement and double glazing industry in particular, experiencing massive growth.
Les Yate’s continued, “We’re making the most of this period. It doesn’t look like slowing down though.”