Clearview National April 2017 - Issue 185 - Page 22

INDUSTRYNEWS Security cylinder launched Truedor is delighted to announce the availability of a new security cylinder across its full range of Composite Doors. » » THE UAP KINETICA Kitemarked high security 3*cylinder is available immediately as an option for trade customers wanting to offer an even more high security product to their customers. The Secured by Design approved cylinder comes with anti-snap, anti-bump, anti-drill and anti-tilt features which further enhance its security credentials. The cylinder is also designed and tested to ensure that if it is attacked from the outside it can still be opened from inside, ensuring that the door will continue to be secure and safe to use and will function as normal for the homeowner. Speaking for Truedor, Sales and Marketing Manager Richard Kirman commented “We are really delighted to be able to offer this cylinder to our trade customers. Our design and technical teams are continually looking at how we can improve the Truedor product even further, and this new security feature is the latest part of that process”. “There are a great many technical features in the cylinder, but the bottom line is that it is even more secure than many other products on the market, whilst crucially giving the consumer peace of mind that in the event of attack their doors will remain secure and fully operational – this is a big plus point for me”. “As a separate point, the cylinder is also available in a keyed-alike or master-suite option, which gives us another USP for our customers”. The UAP Kinetica 3* cylinder is tested to EN1303:2005 For more information www.truedor.co.uk 01633 627 190 Windows are key influencers for home buyers » » THE LATEST SURVEY FROM HOME services marketplace, Plentific.com, has revealed that a new kitchen is the most effective home improvement for influencing a potential buyer’s final decision as well as their offer. When looking to buy a new property, 47% of potential homeowners would be influenced by it having a recently fitted kitchen. 28% would also be more likely to offer a higher price for this feature. Having a new bathroom also has a strong influence on home buyers; 46% would consider this when deciding whether to buy and 27% would potentially be willing to offer more money. The order of rankings then somewhat divides. Looking at home improvements affecting the final decision to buy, new windows 22 » A PR 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M (45%) ranks third, followed by a new boiler (43%), a new extension (34%) and new loft insulation (33%). At the other end of the table, 31% of home buyers claimed that a new conservatory would affect their decision to buy. New garden landscaping (29%) follows this and new lighting (23%) sits at the bottom of the table. It’s interesting when this order is compared to how home improvements affect the buyer’s decision to offer a higher price. New extensions climbs the rankings to take 3rd with 26%, whilst a new conservatory is also ranked highly with 23% of home buyers feeling this warrants a higher price. Extensions to the property clearly have a stronger influence on the offer than the decision to buy for potential buyers. Spokesperson for Plentific, Stephen Jury, said: “Many property buyers keep an eye out for particular home renovations when searching for their next home. It goes without saying that costly renovations are high on the wish list for most buyers. These can add significant value to a property and incentivise buyers to offer a higher price. If a seller is looking to get a better offer, our insight could provide useful guidance on which home improvements to invest in.”