How window design affects cost

Your windows and glazed doors have a lot to do. They need to elevate your house design and make the most of the views, comply with building regulations for energy efficiency, safety and security, and not cost the earth – financially but also environmentally.  

Our windows and doors could make a big dent in the budget, so research this area early, writes Keith Kelliher 

In the days when our grandparents were building their homes, they kept things simple and bar a few exceptions these methods continue to cost less to this day.  


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email

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