Wood windows add value to your home

Fri 06 Jun 2014

You only have to look around you to see the damage PVC-u windows have done. But don’t take our word for it: in a survey published in December 2013, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors lists the top 10 crimes against period homes. Number one is 'Replacing original good quality sash windows with inappropriate modern aluminium or PVC-U casements and stripping out original period doors.'

A couple of years earlier, a national survey of estate agents carried out by English Heritage found: ‘Unsympathetic replacement windows and doors, particularly plastic/PVC-u, are the single biggest threat to property values in conservation areas.’

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