Deciding to add sash windows to your home could be one of the most savvy and stylish home interior design improvements that you make this year. Not only do they look good in both modern and traditional styled properties, but they also have the added benefit of making your home more energy-efficient and safer for you and your family.
That being said, you need to make sure that they are affordable for you and that your return on investment is as high as possible.
Thankfully, the installation of sash windows will instantly add value to your home, so now all you need to decide is which type of sash window you will choose based on your budget and style preference.
What types of sash windows are available?
When choosing what type of sash windows you should install in your home, you need to look into a number of important factors. Firstly, your budget, as certain materials are more cost-effective than others.
You can choose from one of the below framing materials:
Secondly, you need to take into consideration the style of your home. For example, if you have a period property which has kept its original features, you may prefer to choose a wooden frame to reflect your home’s traditional style.
However, if you have a more contemporary house, then uPVC or aluminium might suit you better. The latter frames are ideal for people that live near the coast, as they will experience more severe weather conditions, and so the frames will be durable than wood.
How much do sash windows cost?
It is difficult to put an exact price on the cost of sash windows as this will be dependent on varying elements, including the material you choose for the frames, the type of glazing you want, any additional security features, and the cost of the installation itself.
Based on a standard 600 x 900mm window, you will be looking at an estimated cost for both the supply and installation of:
£250-£400 for a uPVC window
£550-£700 for an aluminium window
£850-£1000 for a timber window
Do you have to pay installation costs?
Choosing to have new sash windows in your home is not a decision to be taken lightly, as they are a considerable investment for your property. Therefore, you want to ensure that you not only get the best product available but that you also ensure that they are fitted to the highest of standards.
If you are thinking about installing sash windows yourself, you should be aware that there are legal requirements involved regarding thermal efficiency, so you need to ensure that you are confident and capable before making the decision to fit your own sash windows.
If you would like more information on the cost of buying and installing new sash windows for your home, please do not hesitate to get in contact here. We are happy to exclude installation costs if you wish and will work with you to pick the right windows for your home at the right price.