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Homebuyers set to spend thousands on home improvements in 2022 property

Homebuyers set to spend thousands on home improvements in 2022

After a busy year for the UK property market, GetAgent.co.uk has revealed the New Year’s resolutions homebuyers are setting for their home and the improvements they’re planning to spend thousands on in the process.

Above and beyond the aspiration of owning our own property, we also like to make our house a home and for many, this means putting our own personal stamp on it. So it’s...

Home maintenance costs increase by as much as 17% across the UK

The latest property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves , has revealed how the cost of maintaining our homes this winter is as much as 17% higher than it was this time last year.

Benham and Reeves analysed the average cost of maintaining a property which can include everything from cleaning the gutters, replacing broken roof tiles, fixing leaky...

New research reveals UK towns and cities where an extension makes the most money

  • According to research, a basement extension can add the most value to your property.
  • An extension in London will generate the most profit when selling up, an average of £92,200.
  • Cambridge is second, with a 30 SQM extension creating an average profit of £52,798, while Oxford is third, with the same extension generating £48,370 after construction costs.
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How to change your radiators and save money whilst they aren't in use this summer

Save over £130 this summer by replacing your radiator and following these tips

With June having provided us with our first glimpse of summer after a prolonged heatwave, the thought of turning our heating on and the costs that come with it is a long gone thought, but new advice is telling us now is the perfect time to make changes to your radiators.

The guidance comes from online...

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Home movers on track to spend £5bn on home improvements, appliances and furnishings

Research by Manor Interiors , the experts in build-to-rent furnishing solutions, has revealed that home movers are on course to spend an estimated £5bn on furnishings, appliances and home improvements in 2021, although this spend is still down 22% on pre-Covid levels.

Manor Interiors analysed data from 2019 on the value added by UK home movers to sectors including home furnishings,...

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How much does an extension cost in 2021?

Average house extension prices are between £15,000 to £125,000 , but this varies depending on the type of extension you want to have.

Find out more about the cost of extensions in this guide from the National Association of Building Contractors .

How Much Does an Extension Cost?

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The average house...

DIY Tools

Brits left feeling disappointed and embarrassed by their DIY skills

Over a fifth of Brits can’t name THESE common DIY items

  • A third of Brits feel disappointed and embarrassed by their DIY skills
  • Nearly half would rather ask YouTube than a friend for DIY help
  • 79% can’t identify a circuit breaker and 56% can’t name a clamp

More than one in eight of us have taken up DIY in the past year, but a recent study has...

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5 Benefits of shopping at an online DIY store

If you are planning a DIY project and you are in need of tools and materials, you might normally prefer to shop at an in-person DIY store. You can easily ask someone for help or advice, and it can be useful to see the products you are buying up close. However, there are a number of benefits to online DIY stores that make them more convenient. Here are five reasons to shop online for your next...

Attic Conversion

How to boost your property size and add value to your home

The estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk , has revealed that utilising wasted space in your home could boost your property’s value by as much as £94,000!

The two predominant trends of the current pandemic property market have been higher house prices and a desire for more space and GetAgent.co.uk has revealed how to achieve both in one go.

Expanding the living space...

Home renovation

Demand for Tradespeople jumps by 63% as renovation mania grips the Nation

As the pandemic continues to confine people to their homes, interior fatigue has set in and renovations have surged. Research from insurance comparison website Quotezone.co.uk shows jobs in the trade industry have increased throughout the pandemic by 63%, with the top three revealed as Joiner / Carpenter, Builder and Cleaner.

The data from Quotezone.co.uk compiled the top ten list of...

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