Getting Your Home Ready For 2017

January 12, 2017
by silb
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Where I live in the UK, it's safe to say that the weather is a little unpredictable. Even at the time of writing, despite the fact we've had an unseasonably mild winter, there has been all sorts of talk about an arctic blast coming, bring snow and thunder storms. Just another day at the office! 

As a result, if you live and work in the UK like me, you might find that a lot of work will be coming in from people looking to make home improvements. Wintery weather is one of the biggest factors for exposing flaws in homes. Wind sweeps of tiles, ice causes pipes to break, and aging internal walls let in drafts. After doing a bit of reading online, I found an article online that showed more and more of us are trying to improve the space we live in.

Though the article is from a few years back, I think it's safe to say that the sentiment still rings true. People in our profession rely in work coming out of several situations. Either new homes requiring dry wall are being built, property investors are snapping up fixer-uppers and looking for our services, or people are trying to improve the space they already own. If the headlines about home buyer confidence are anything to go by, we're in the latter of the three.  

What we might be likely to see is homeowners taking advantage of home improvement guides, and trying to create a space for themselves they can call a home. Which is good for business, because we work in a highly specialised industry, and it would appear that there will be plenty of work in the coming year. Interested to hear the thoughts of the community on this!

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