Due to the recession and strength of the pound against the euro we have seen an increase in the number of people deciding to stay at home and / on a ‘staycation’ as an alternative to going abroad.
This has subsequently caused a rise in the number of people making home improvements instead, like installing double glazing, according to one expert.
Andrew Leech, director of the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC), said that the home improvement market in the UK has done well in the recession because more people are focusing their efforts on maintaining their properties.
He said: “People are staying at home because they can’t afford to go away on their holidays and so they are capitalising on doing some DIY work around the house.”
Mr Leech added that homeowners need to make sure they do not “overstretch” themselves when carrying out tasks and should use professionals like Anglian when investing in larger tasks such as installing UPVC windows.
The annual Halifax Home Improvement Survey recently showed that the average energy-efficient changes to a home cost £1,722, but can add £4,327 to a property’s value.
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