Your property may be the best investment you ever make. Make sure you add as much value to it as possible especially when the time comes to contact an estate agent and sell your property. 

Here are four home enhancements and additions that will increase the value of your house and make it more attractive to potential buyers. Before adding value to your property, make sure you know its true worth too to ensure you get value for money. 

central heating and double glazing
New central heating and double glazing is good investment

Install a new boiler in your home

It has been said in previous studies that the best combi boiler could increase the value of your home by up to £8,000. And this would be even more apparent now with the rise in gas prices.

Increasing fuel costs will mean higher energy bills for everyone. Although boiler prices start at around £2,000 with home installation, this could mean you are making £4,000

If you have noticed an increase in your home energy bills, this could also be a sign that your boiler may not be working efficiently. This can lead to hundreds of pounds in heating your home and hot water expenses each year. 

Getting boiler quotes for an A+-grade condensing boiler can help you save up to 30% on your energy costs and reduce the impact of future price increases. There are several factors that can impact the potential savings and the efficiency of your boiler such as the size of your home.

Fit new double-glazing windows

Double glazing is a great way to save money on your energy bills.

Double glazing is a great option for homes, however, it may surprise you that around 7% of UK households don’t have it. Many property owners don’t know what double glazing is and how it can impact their home energy bills.

Double glazing is a great option for anyone looking to make significant savings on their home energy bills.

wall insulation to reduce heating costs
Loft and wall insulation can reduce heating costs

Loft Insulation

Loft insulation can help you save substantial amounts on your home energy bills as it improves your home’s thermal efficiency.

Did you know that 25% of heat escapes through the roof, therefore improved home insulation can help reduce this heat loss?

You can save as much as £250 each year on your home fuel usage depending on what type of house you have.

Loft insulation is a cost-effective option that can save you money on your monthly bills and has low installation costs which mean that if you invest in this home improvement option it pays off in just a few short years.

Depending on the size of your loft, a typical installation will cost between £250 and £350.

Loft insulation can also be a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of your household, which will result in a huge reduction in CO2 emissions each year and large detached house can save as much as 80 kg in CO2 every year.

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Redecorating and adding composite doors will increase the property value

Composite door

Composite doors could have a significant impact on your household energy bills as composite doors are made from a solid timber core and a Glass Reinforced Plastic outer lining. 

They are designed purposely to be highly insulated and high-quality products that not only save you money but are extremely secure if installed in your home properly, and they are completely draughtproof, so no cold air can get in around the edges.

These features result in an A+ energy rating which is an exceptional level of thermal efficiency. This will ensure that warmth is retained inside your home. This will result in lower energy bills and a cosier interior in your home all around.

And if you don’t like the look of the plastic coating, solid internal oak doors will also do a great job at reducing heat loss. Older doors can allow up to 35% of heat to escape. It’s better to replace or repair them as soon as possible and a great-looking door can help sell your property to prospective buyers.