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Are homeowners interested in sustainable home improvements?

New research from NatWest and IHS Markit has revealed that over half of UK homeowners have plans for green home improvements over the next decade.

According to the survey, more than a quarter of homeowners anticipate making changes within the next one to five years, with a further 16% planning on carrying out improvements in 6 to 10 years’ time.

The survey also found that:

  • 34% of respondents who are looking to buy in the next 10 years regarded double-glazed windows as an essential feature.
  • 36% of homeowners plan to switch to an electric car in the next 10 years.
  • Smart energy meter the most likely ‘green’ home feature to be installed in the next year in order to help reduce homeowners’ carbon footprint.

Why is sustainability important in homes?

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Environmental Impact: Homes have a significant impact on the environment, consuming large amounts of energy and resources and generating waste and greenhouse gas emissions. By adopting sustainable practices, such as using renewable energy sources, reducing waste, and conserving water, homeowners can significantly reduce their environmental impact and contribute to a healthier planet.

Cost Savings: Sustainable homes can also save homeowners money in the long run by reducing heating costs. Energy-efficient appliances, lighting, and insulation can reduce energy consumption, while low-flow showerheads, faucets, and toilets can conserve water.

Health and Wellbeing: Sustainable home renovation can also promote the health and wellbeing of occupants. For example, using non-toxic building materials, improving indoor air quality, and incorporating natural light and ventilation can create a healthier living environment.

Resilience: Sustainable homes can be more resilient to natural disasters and other disruptions. By incorporating features such as solar power, rainwater harvesting, and passive heating and cooling, homeowners can reduce their dependence on external sources of energy and water.

Overall, sustainability is important in homes because it helps to create a more environmentally friendly, cost-effective, healthy, and resilient living environment for homeowners and their families.

It seems that sustainable home improvement marketing is certainly opening up, and installers shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity in 2023.

How can Dekko help you?

At Dekko, we have many sustainable home improvement products available, including our Infinity range of uPVC windows and doors, the Räum range of luxury aluminium products, Residence Collection windows and doors, as well as our range of composite doors.

Infinity uPVC energy-efficient windows and doors

Infinity products are fabricated from a sealed PVCu unit, combining a multi-chambered uPVC profile alongside a high-performance sealed unit. This creates an energy efficient window system that can achieve A++ superb energy ratings, saving your homeowner customer up to £120 a year on their energy bills.

What’s even better is that the Infinity patented high-performance multifunctional weather seals will ensure that the wind and rain stay where they belong – outside – giving your homeowner customer enhanced comfort in their living space. Download the brochure for more information.

Raum aluminium windows and doors

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With thermally broken aluminium profiles and the ability to achieve impressive U-values as low as 1.1 W/m2k and superior A+ rated performance, Raum aluminium doors and windows can achieve industry-industry thermal performance whilst saving you up to £120 a year on your energy bills.

Combine this with high-performance glazing and your homeowner customers can have the peace of mind that these aluminium doors and windows will keep their house at an optimal temperature all year round. Download the brochure for more information.

Residence Collection

With 2, 7, and 9 chambered frames, windows, and doors from the Residence Collection are designed to reduce the rate of heat loss through the frames.

All Residence Collection windows and doors are made with multi-chambered profiles. They provide excellent levels of energy efficiency and can achieve impressive U-values of 0.7 W/m2k and achieve A++ energy ratings, saving your homeowner customers up to £120 a year on their energy bills. Download the brochure for more information.

Solidor composite doors

With a thickness of 48mm, a Solidor door is nearly 10% thicker than most alternatives on the market. This means a composite door upgrade can provide unrivalled levels of security and thermal efficiency – something we know is very important to your homeowner customer.

All composite doors from Solidor include energy efficiency Pilkington K Glass. This means that it has the capabilities to reflect heat back into a room whilst also letting in heat from the sun, also known as passive solar gain.

These types of doors made include a thermally efficient solid timber core and robust through colour thermoplastic skins that are designed to retain heat and keep cold air out. Download the brochure for more information.

For more information, call Dekko on 0161 406 0055 or contact us online.

For more inspiration on sustainability and how Dekko can help you, have a look at the overview of Dekko’s energy efficient products, and read up on whether the industry is ready for net zero carbon.

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From our state-of-the-art factory in Lancashire, our products are transported to installers across the UK. We strive to meet all delivery deadlines to ensure our customers are never delayed. They stock an extensive range of PVCu and ancillary products to give installers easy and convenient access to all the necessary hardware.

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