Billericay Replacement Double Glazed Windows
The arrival of double glazing to the UK, immediately brought fundamental changes and improvements to homes up and down the country. Professionally installed UPVC ‘A’ rated replacement double glazing has become essential for any home or business environment. Benefits include thermal efficiency, advanced insulation, reduced energy usage, noise proofing and a higher standard of living.
As specialists in the manufacture, supply and installation of replacement double glazed windows and doors, we have completed many projects in Billericay and other parts of Essex. Available in a wide range of styles and colours, customers in Billericay choose us when installing high quality double glazed windows, due to the products we can offer. Homes in conservation areas are required to adhere to certain rules when planning home improvements. Coloured window and door frames including black, are extremely popular in this Essex location, as there are a large number of listed buildings.
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Private House Building in Essex
Essex County Council will receive a £42 million capital budget to be used for identifying and developing unwanted buildings and land which can be used for affordable and specialist housing. The hope is for at least 150 new homes per year to be delivered in this way. When it comes to privately built homes, the government are determined to assist first time buyers to get their foot on the bottom rung of the property ladder. Many first time buyers cannot afford a home in the area in which they were raised, like Billericay and other parts of Essex.
Major reforms were set up to tackle this situation, and are beginning to show results. This includes the 5.4 billion allotted to help those wishing to purchase their first home. The ‘Help to Buy’ scheme introduced a list of measures aimed at alleviating some of the burden related to mortgages. facing first time buyers.
Local Housing Authority Developments, Building & Renovation
As part of the effort to regenerate rather than automatically demolish and rebuild, Essex County Council have several projects in place in order to address the housing shortage in Essex. Places like Billericay, Brentwood and Chelmsford are included in a 42 million project to provide much needed affordable homes. The government describes the current housing market as ‘broken’, and has recently put in place a strategy aimed at fixing the problem. Pressure is being put on councils and property developers to come up with the goods, as 136,000 new homes are needed over the next 20 years, that’s 6,800 per year, in Essex County Council’s boundaries. If Southend and Thurrock are included the figures amount to £180,000.
Empty and unused council buildings are targeted for renovation and refurbishment in order to transform former libraries, warehouses and similar places into attractive and functional apartments. Efforts are concentrated on finding idle pockets of public sector land or derelict buildings, which can be developed and regenerated. New homes also have to incorporate a required level of green technology with features like solar panels, air source heat pumps and energy efficient glazing.
Double Glazed Replacement Windows in Billericay, Essex
There are 9,300 locations across the UK which have been designated as conservation areas, a significant proportion of those being in places like Billericay, Essex. There are also a fair amount of listed buildings scattered around Essex that contribute to the unique nature of the county. Local authorities impose hefty restrictions with regard to building and modifications to these buildings in order to maintain the character and status quo. People wishing to carry out projects on their houses such as double glazing replacement, replacement entrance doors, cladding, and adding of porches etc, must seek permission before embarking on the work.
A government bill introduced in 2011, meant greater power for local councils and communities when making decisions about building. The Localism Act, allows people to have more say in matters which directly affect them and their neighbourhoods. The old ‘Regional Strategy’ system was seen as bureaucratic and undemocratic, and discouraged people from getting involved and on board. Replacement windows are a big concern, but it is possible to make double glazed windows which are in keeping with other homes in the surrounding area. Coloured frames and Georgian Bars are very popular with homeowners in this type of Essex location, as they perfectly replicate the look of older properties, and don’t detract from the beauty and charm of the locale.
New Homes On The Way For Billericay – Demand For Double Glazing To Rise
A number of new housing estates have been proposed for Billericay in recent years – and that means there’s going to be plenty of demand for all-new double glazed windows as these homes spring up.
Each of the proposed housing estates is currently at a different stage of development. But given that many are still in the planning stages, it’s a great opportunity for the trade to start thinking about where to source their windows before demand begins to soar.
At a recent local council meeting, for example, it was announced that over 3,000 homes would be built in Billericay in the coming years.
It comes after a 2016 announcement that fifteen new homes would be built on Roman Way, near the existing Billericay School. Homes in a variety of styles are to be built on the site, and the development will include both terraces and semi detached properties. There’ll be a choice of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, too.
Given that this plan involved the demolition of a range of old constructions (such as sheltered housing buildings which were not able to be repaired at an affordable cost), the ethos was very much “out with the old and in with the new” – meaning that modern conveniences like double glazing will certainly be in demand.
And with 9,000 new properties announced for nearby Basildon and over 3,500 for Wickford, trade suppliers of double glazing here in Billericay will be able to tap into a wider new customer base across the district.
Whether you’re a builder or a property developer requiring trade supplies or you’re a professional window fitter looking to reach new customers, Essex Trade Windows is able to provide you with what you need to get the job done.
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