The lockdown has been a major catalyst for people’s desire to make a change. With everyone spending more time at home this past year, it has allowed homeowners time to make those home improvements they may have been putting off. Being in our homes more often has also helped homeowners realise there may be improvements that need to be made; whether that’s to make their home more comfortable and pleasant to live in, to increase the value, or both!
If you’re looking for an effective way to upgrade your South Yorkshire property, replacement windows from Global are guaranteed to improve the appearance and value of your home. Once a decision has been made to take the route of installing new windows, it can be frustrating to discover the majority of double-glazing specialists out there don’t generally put a specific price on UK window cost. Allow us to explain why.
Window cost: material choice
The cost of new windows is largely influenced by the type of material they’re made from. There are three main choices of window material to consider:
uPVC: uPVC is well-known as the most affordable window frame material thanks to it being relatively cheap to produce. Not only is uPVC the most affordable window material option, but it also comes with a multitude of very attractive benefits. uPVC is virtually maintenance-free, extremely energy efficient, and comes in a huge variety of colours and finishes. You can even have wood effect uPVC windows! This unique option provides your uPVC window with a sense of tradition in making it appear like a timber window, but with the modern benefits of uPVC.
Aluminium: Aluminium is the second most affordable window frame material, which can add around 30%-50% to the price of new windows; depending on the window system that is used.
Timber: Wooden windows have the highest price tag due to the specialist installation process involved, their high energy efficiency, and long-lasting qualities, adding around 50%-100% to the cost.
Window cost: size
The size of your home and the number of windows needed are also crucial points to consider when getting a cost for your replacement windows. Generally speaking, the more windows you need installing, or the bigger the size of the windows, the more expensive the installation will be. If your home requires bespoke or made-to-measure windows, this will also add to the overall cost.
Window cost: style
Different window styles require different amounts of skill, time, and effort to install. For example, uPVC casement windows are quick, easy, and economical to install; making them one of the most popular affordable window styles in Britain. Our casement windows are designed to meet the requirements of any style of home. Whether you live in a modern new build property or an older, more traditional home; our casement windows are sure to complement your home’s design. We also offer a number of other window styles:
- Sliding sash windows
- Tilt and turn windows
- Bay and bow windows
- Flush sash windows
- The Residence collection
Our expert team will be able to give you a bespoke quote for whichever style window you like.
Windows cost: other factors to consider
Other factors that can affect the price of new windows include:
- The type of building or area e.g. buildings located in conservation areas.
- Additional features such as decorative Georgian Bars, or security upgrades such as key lockable handles, security brackets, opening restrictors, and night vents.
- Colour/finish e.g. coloured uPVC frames/woodgrain effects.
- Upgrading to triple glazing for further energy efficiency, thermal efficiency, and security.
2021: The year for home improvements with Global
Housebound UK homeowners have undoubtedly been on a quest to perfect their homes this past year. With so many of us now working from home, spending more time at home, and having our holiday plans paused, the silver lining is that there has never been a better time to improve your home.
If you are thinking of replacing your windows, why not get in touch with the Global team for a free no-obligation quote that is as bespoke as the job itself. We offer various other home improvements as well, so no matter what your ideas may be, let us make them a reality. Use our online form to contact us or call us on 0800 610 1234 or 0114 288 95 95.