The installation of wooden-framed windows is an effective way of lending character to a home.
According to Steve Hill, managing director of joinery and building specialist Birch Stone, such windows are far more aesthetically-pleasing than their modern uPVC counterparts.
By replacing the latter with wooden windows, he claims “you can turn a modern building into a house with character, or bring an older property back to its former glory”, in comments made to the Independent.
Furthermore, wooden-framed windows – Mr Hill claims – can help make a property stand out to would-be buyers, DIY enthusiasts may be interested to hear.
He adds that those looking to improve the energy efficiency of their property may wish to consider installing double-glazed windows that are filled with argon gas.
Doing so can bring an 80 per cent rise in energy savings in comparison to single glazed windows and a 45 per cent saving against traditional double glazing.
Indeed, getting to grips with DIY could be advisable as HSBC revealed that fitting new windows will the value of a home increased by an average of £4,423.