The UK Homeowners Survey

Fri 9 Jan 2015 admin

This year Wooden Blinds Direct has commissioned and released the findings to our first every survey. We questioned homeowners from across the UK on their home-improvement spending in 2014 and projected spend in 2015.

Our homeowners survey found that an overwhelming majority (94%) of UK homeowners would rather spend money improving their current home than sell up and move on, with nearly half of homeowners planning renovations in 2015

Despite the recent reduction in stamp duty and 0.7% rise in house prices, 49% of the nation’s respondents plan to stay put and renovate in 2015, and are happy to spend over £5,500* doing so.

43% say one of their main reasons for renovation is to make their home look nicer, whereas only 6% cite it for the purpose of selling in 2015.

The table below provides detail and comparisons between the top spending regions in 2014 and planned spends in 2015.

home improvment per year 2014 to 2015

The survey also identified noteworthy national and regional statistics and trends;

Regional Breakdowns

Planning Permission

Before the nation knocks down any walls they should check to see if their local councils have a habit of either accepting or rejecting Planning Appeals and Household Appeals from 2013-2014.

best and worse council planning appealsbest and worst householder appeals  Data Source: The Planning Inspectorate Statistical Report: England 2013-2014



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