Greengates Builders Merchants

Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire Is Happy To Hear About Increases In Home Impro­vements.

The preference for smaller scale, lower cost home improvement projects such as decorating; upgrading home furnishings and garden projects are expected to remain popular throughout 2010, according to the latest report published by AMA Research.

In the short-term, consumers are likely to undertake DIY tasks themselves rather than get someone in.

The UK DIY multiples market was worth just over £7bn in 2009, a rise of under 1% since 2008, and 3% less than it was back in 2003.

Factors such as falling house prices, low consumer confidence and a low level of house moves have particularly affected 'big ticket' items such as kitchen and bathroom instal­la­tions.

Consumer spending has fallen with many focusing on saving or repaying debts and mortgages while interest rates have been at historically low levels.

A survey conducted by Ratedpeople.­com compares January 2010 with the same period a year ago. The research suggests that homeowners are carrying out more home impro­vements. The research also found that home improvers are undertaking particular home improvement projects with the figures for Loft Conversion Projects up 16% and Windows & Conservatory Projects up 32%. There is also increasing demand for some smaller projects like Flooring Specialists (+9%) and carpenters (+10%).

Here at Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire we feel that home improvements are a good way to increase the market value of houses. We also feel that if you want to move but are unable to financially follow through with such a move that home improvements are a good way to give your old home a new lease of life.

Greengates Builders Merchants delivering to the whole of Lancashire including: Accrington, Blackburn, Burnley, Clitheroe, Darwen, Great Harwood, Haslingden, Padiham and Pendle.



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