Many people are looking at ways to reduce the energy costs for their property a simple first step is to replace old doors and windows with new double or even triple glazed units. It is a fact that the amount of heat that is lost through poorly fitting windows and doors is huge and so this often straight forward improvement can save the householder a considerable amount of money over the course of a few years.
Some householders are anxious about the need to gain planning permission but in most cases there is no need to apply for any planning permission for this work as long as it is carried out by a competent person under the FENSA scheme. This scheme gives the homeowner the reassurance that the work is completed to a good standard and that the company carrying out the work is a reputable one.
When planning to do these improvements, it is sensible to get three quotes for the work as the price can vary between different companies. The cost of changing the windows and doors in a property can be pricey initially but can be seen as an investment in the long term as money will be saved on heating bills. Many companies have finance schemes in place so that the cost can be spread over a few months making it more affordable to customers.