30th September 2011
Improving, not moving says RICS
Recent research shows that people are investing in home improvements rather than moving and insect screens that offer solar shading and ventilation could be the improvement for you.
According to research carried out by the Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in property, land and construction there is an increasing number of home owners opting to improve their home as opposed to moving.
The research revealed that 48% of chartered surveyor estate agents found that the slow sales market was encouraging people to refurbish and refit their properties with improvements.
The cost of moving house is increasing and the likelihood of securing loans to finance a move is decreasing so now is the time in invest in your property, making it more comfortable for the future.
The types of home improvements being carried out range from small DIY tasks all the way up to extensions and building work on a property. Making your home more comfortable with refurbishment can start with simply decorating and cosmetic changes to the decor or installing products that make life that bit easier such as window and door screens offering solar shading and insect protection. Much larger projects include conservatories, sun rooms, extensions and swimming pools.
Larger refurbishments requiring specialist skills are being increasingly carried out by local tradesmen and contractors as homeowners are more wary of large companies. Property owners would much prefer to deal with someone "down the road" rather than a faceless organisation.
Phantom Screens share a similar value to this and we recognise how dealing with someone locally is more favourable. We have a team of selected partners spanning multiple locations across the UK. When we take on a distributor, we invite them to our head office where they are given an extensive session of training before we allow them to fit our screens to your property.
If window and door screens are a home improvement you are interested in then contact one of our professional, local installers to arrange a no obligation survey and quote. Alternatively you can email or call on 01788 560070.