With a new pilot scheme being developed to deliver more sustainable homes in Warwickshire, it may sound tempting to move. But why not invest in your current home instead?
In this blog post, we have put together ways in which you can renovate your property to make it more sustainable, as well as give it a more modern feel – and avoid the exorbitant cost of moving house.
What is the definition of sustainability?
Sustainability is defined as ‘meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. In regards to having a sustainable home, this means designing a property that reduces greenhouse gas emissions, saves water and energy, and reduces waste during the construction of the house.
How can you make your home more sustainable?
Unlike new properties, old homes often need to be renovated to make them more sustainable. If you live in an older style property, you may want to consider upgrading some of the features of your home to make it more efficient.
Some ways to make your home more sustainable include:
You may be able to make energy-saving improvements to your home under the Green Deal. For more information visit GOV.uk.
Upgrade your windows to uPVC
Replacing your windows can be a great way to make your home more energy-efficient and modernise your existing property.
Due to the development of new technology, double glazed uPVC windows are designed to reduce heat loss and energy consumption.
Increasing the efficiency of your windows means you can enjoy heating your home at a lower cost while at the same time reduce carbon emissions. In addition to this, double glazed windows help keep your home at a constant temperature, keeping you warm during the winter months. View our range of uPVC windows on our website.
Replace the front and back door
Replacing your front and back door is a cost-effective way to make your home more sustainable.
Having uPVC doors installed within your home will reduce the amount of energy being used. By reducing the energy to heat up your home, you will also be reducing your CO2 emissions. We also use environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and recycle old products when completing the installation.
Replace your conservatory roof
Replacing your uPVC conservatory roof with a solid one can transform your conservatory and add an extra layer of insulation.
The improved insulation gained from a solid roof will help reduce the cost of energy bills by condensing the amount of energy needed to heat up your home. If you are looking to replace your existing conservatory roof, visit our website for more information.
Are you ready to make your home more sustainable?
Here at Progress Windows, we aim to provide windows and doors that are of the highest quality, secure as possible, energy-efficient, and improve the aesthetic of your home.
If you are looking to upgrade your property with any of the suggestions made in this article, get a free online quote to get started.