Improve Ventilation, Light, & Your View... All at Once
How you can get Better Ventilation, More Natural Light, & a Bigger View… All at Once
When it comes to designing or building a house, there are certain features you want to build into the design as much as possible. In particular: ventilation, natural light, and, if the aspect offers it, the view.
But have you ever stopped to wonder why these features are important, or how you can best promote them to a client when designing or building their new family home?
The Benefits of Ventilation
Proper ventilation brings a number of benefits for a house or other building.
To begin with, good ventilation is a vital element in any healthy home. When a house has good ventilation, it can help to prevent – or at least prevent the exacerbation of – allergies, headaches, asthma, and other conditions that are influenced by environmental factors.
A well ventilated home doesn’t just have better air quality, however. Ventilation is also one of the key components for controlling the temperature in a home. A home that’s too hot or too cold is an uncomfortable place to be. With the right ventilation, you’ll be able to get the right temperatures.
And of course, there’s nothing worse than walking into a dank-smelling residence. Proper ventilation is one of the key factors that helps to prevent this from occurring.
Why Natural Light is a Win
A home that’s well-lit with natural light is an inviting place. But that’s not the only benefit that comes when you maximise natural lighting in a building.
Perhaps the most obvious benefit of natural light is the energy savings. A house that’s well-lit during the day with natural light won’t require that lighting to be supplemented by artificial light. That means less electricity use, which in turn means a lower electricity bill – a benefit that cannot be underestimated in a world of rising energy costs. And of course, it’s also better for the environment.
Research over the years has also consistently shown that people in environments with good natural lighting are happier, healthier, calmer, and more productive. This applies to homes, workplaces, and retail spaces – and it’s a benefit the occupants of all of these spaces love to enjoy.
Reviewing the View
The old adage “if you’ve got it, flaunt it” certainly applies when it comes to a good view!
First there’s the most obvious benefit – a picturesque view is a genuinely enjoyable feature in any home, so why wouldn’t you maximise it?
Studies in recent years have shown that being able to visually connect with the natural world through windows has several benefits for building occupants in terms of productivity, happiness, and other positive outcomes.
And of course, a home that’s taken advantage of a good view has better re-sale value, and can often claim a higher rental price as well.
Introducing the Signature Sliding Window
Clearly, building or designing a home that maximises opportunities for ventilation, natural light, and a great view means building or designing a home that will bring a range of benefits to the people who live in it.
That’s why our Signature Sliding Windows are a popular choice for builders, architects and designers across the country – because you can get the benefits of all three of these features, in one product. The windows are also all manufactured to your precise specifications, so they fit perfectly into your design. And those specifications can be big specifications. Unlike most aluminium sliding windows on the market, your Signature Sliding Windows can be manufactured without a transom up to heights of 2000mm.
When you design or build a house, how do you use windows to increase ventilation, encourage natural light, and highlight the view?