18Apr 2016

Do Original Features Increase A Homes Value?

Posted in: sash windows and home improvement  –  By Patchett Joinery

If you’ve spent any time at all looking at the Yorkshire housing market, you’ll have spotted that those buildings which retain period charm command some serious money.  People seek these properties for a whole host of reasons – heritage, style, culture – but an increasing number of people are also beginning to bring period features into more modern builds for the same reasons. For many, it’s nice to know that the charm and quintessential, timeless character offered by period features such timber folding sliding doors or casement timber windows aren’t limited to those with grand, traditional properties.

If you live in a period home, or even just a slightly older one, it’s likely to be bursting with character underneath its surface – even if you can’t see it just yet. Here are some classic examples of homes with their traditional features being fully restored…

Wood sash window refurbishments

Windows are a popular choice for giving a home that traditional aesthetic, both indoors and out, and you can install or refurbish wood sash windows with a range of features such as draught excluders, double glazing and more.  All the while keeping the aesthetic and charm they offer, even having your own unique pattern etched across them to add even more value and make them even more attractive.

Sliding timber doors

Timber doors will give you a warm feeling every time you enter the property from a long day at the office, and they’ll give guests an inviting welcome too. They’re secure, can be made sound and draught proof, and will take your home right back to the era in which it was built – a sure talking point at gatherings or parties!

Bespoke timber windows and doors

For those who want to take things one step further, you could also get something made from scratch specifically for your property. For die hard traditionalists this may not be an option, but for those with more modern builds looking to inject a touch of character and charm into their home, you can’t beat getting something tailor made for purpose. The level of craftsmanship and attention to detail will be second to none if you go to the right manufacturer, and the result will be a timeless and unique feature that will stand the test of time and bring out the very best in your home.

How sliding timber doors can really make an occasion