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Scientists develop chameleon-like house paint

Created: 16/10/2015

Chinese scientists have developed a new paint that is able to change colour in a variety of ways. The paint uses nano-sized cells, which can be controlled to inflate or deflate in order to detect visible light at different wavelengths. This generates different colours, causing the chameleon-like effect.

The invention may be the solution to arguments caused about colour schemes within the home, and can also help to alter the moods of those in the room. It is hoped that the colour of the paint will be able to be changed by using a smart phone in the future, which is a feature sure to be welcomed by many.

Chameleon paint has generated enormous interest

There are currently three different ways to change the colouring of the paint, using electricity, water and temperature. The first works by applying a small current to the metal core of the nano cells, which gives the metal a positive charge and pulls the cell’s crystalline shell inward. Then, when natural light hits the nano cells, the human eye sees different colours depending on the wavelength.

Spraying water on the painted walls will also cause a chemical reaction, with the most natural being a simple change in the warmth of the room. This may be a preferable method, as the paint will be able to alter according to the seasons, which many decorating fanatics already aspire to achieve.

Disappointingly, the scientists suggested that the biggest challenge would be manufacturing the tiny cells, which are only several hundredths the diameter of a typical human hair. Currently, the scientists are able to produce approximately 30 litres of paint per day, with estimates that the paint will hit shelves within three years.

However, in the meantime, why not call on painters and decorators in Dulwich to revamp your home with warm hues to match the autumn season?

Image Credit: Umberto Salvagnin (flickr.com)



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Royal Princes pitch in to renovate homes for soldiers

Created: 30/09/2015

Princes William and Harry rolled up their shirtsleeves to help reclaim and rebuild the homes of military families in Manchester. As part of the television program DIY SOS they donned hard hats and work boots to help those in need.

The brothers were joined by Nick Knowles and the BBC's DIY SOS team of builders for the project. There are also hundreds of volunteers trying to make a difference in the big construction project. Called the team's "most ambitious" project so far, they will renovate eight buildings. They will also refurbish the facades of 62 additional houses in an effort to help create a new mixed community.

Resident John Wilkinson, 58, told the BBC he thought the visit from the royal brothers was "brilliant". But, he was a little concerned his wife might be smitten with the two.

"They were gentlemen,” he said. “They were flirting with Margaret more than anyone else. She was well chuffed with Harry. I think she is going to leave me."

Wilkinson has lived on Canada Street in Newton Heath for 28 years. The project will keep his house from being demolished.

"Hopefully this is the catalyst across the country to do something for all our soldiers and families,” he said. “There is no reason for our soldiers to be living on the streets, they can come and form a nice community here."

 

The plan is for the entire street to be rejuvenated for ex-service personnel. William and Harry said they are hoping to draw attention to the difficulty former military personnel face to make the transition back to civilian life. When leaving the military, some former soldiers are dealing with injuries, mental or physical challenges.

The redevelopment in Manchester will see a support centre built on the street. The centre will be operated jointly by Walking With The Wounded and the Royal British Legion. Both organisations try to assist ex-servicemen and women with retraining and on-site support. 

For all homeowners, a successful DIY project can help restore their pride of ownership. But, for many of us, DIY may seem daunting or intimidating. For advice on assistance with any home construction job, there are a number of handyman services in London that can help give your project a boost.

Image Credit: WHALEN JACK (flickr.com)



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When to leave DIY to the experts

Created: 30/09/2015

For many of us, DIY is one of the best ways to show pride in our home. Building improvements, one-of-a-kind installations, and the chance to work with amazing power tools all lure us in during the weekend and our inner builders itch to get out.

While DIY can be a fruitful and great experience, there are some projects that should be left to experienced professionals. There is nothing sourer than the failed attempt – and wasted expense – of projects gone wrong. More importantly, there are several projects that require specialised safety equipment, local planning permission, or both.

If you are not sure when you need to call on professional handyman services, here is our list of projects where it may be best to leave them to the experts:

Tree removal

It may seem simple enough, but if the tree is large, or too tall, failure in the act of cutting it down may have dire consequences. Cutting down trees, even removing unruly or dead branches, requires an element of climbing and working with specialist tools. There are dangers in working from high heights without the proper safety gear. Additionally, experienced tree removal experts can help you avoid damage to you house, underground or overhead utilities, and in some cases, your neighbours’ homes. 

tree cutting

Electrical Work

For legal and safety reasons, most electrical work should be left to a licensed professional. Beyond just blown fuses, the power balance in your home should be maintained at all times. It's one thing to flip a fuse switch to the power in your home on or off, but it is another thing to attempt to repair faulty wiring or any other electrical issues without professional help. Moreover, it can cause more damage than help. Live electrical wires can have lethal consequences if not properly worked on by a professional.

electrical work

Home additions or major structural changes

A bit of demolition is always fine. A couple of swings with a sledge and all of a sudden two small rooms are transformed into one big room. But there are a number reasons why this should be handed over to a professional. Inside your walls, there could be electrics, gas pipes or plumbing. There are also structural concerns like load-bearing walls and potentially breaking the local building code.

structural changes

Your driveway

Many of us have been tempted to re-vamp or improve our driveways. From concrete pours, new tarmac or complicated paving stones – driveway projects may seem simple. But they often are not. Installation, drainage and surface requirements can all lead to your new driveway becoming a disaster. Trained professionals will definitely lower project time and cost of this project.

driveway repairs

Plumbing Repair

Clogged toilets and drains and maybe replacing an odd gasket or two are fine – but plumbing is a skill best left to trained professionals. Improper or faulty work could cause hidden problems that won’t necessarily make themselves known until the wrong and more expensive time in the future. Additionally, there are building codes to adhere to when working with plumbing systems. From replacing burst pipes to changing hardware, a lack of plumbing experience can be a recipe for disaster. Pay the professional now so you don’t have to pay even more later.

plumbing

Installing Cladding

If done properly, vinyl cladding or other materials can greatly increase the aesthetic of any home, and it can last for years. But, if moisture or improper installation occurs, eventually your choice of DIY will have expensive consequences. It could lead to structural damages to your house’s frame, or be detrimental to the foundation. Rather than taking the chance of severely damaging your home, it is safer to have a professional install your new cladding properly.

installing cladding

Creating an Outdoor Kitchen

With a fantastic gas-supplied cooking area, maybe a fire pit, and some lovely stone work, a well-designed back garden cooking area can become a showpiece for your home. But with needed plumbing, gas line installation and possibly planning permission, your dream set-up could quickly turn into a nightmare. So, if you have your heart set on a back garden kitchen, make sure to call a pro.

back garden kitchen

Responsible and skilled professionals are always available to help you with your home improvement needs. For exceptional handyman services in South London and the surrounding areas, contact us today.

Image Credit: Paul SteinhauserCoCreatrBengt NymanJocelyn KinghornEli DukeSludge GGreen Impressions (flickr.com)



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Product Review: Purdy Marathon™ Roller and Revolution Frame

Created: 14/09/2015

For a recent painting and decorating project we used some specialist painting tools by Purdy for the first time. We give you our verdict on how we got on with some of their most popular tools and whether or not we would use them again.

The task

Our painters and decorators in Dulwich recently transformed a spare room from a “dumping ground” to an attractive spare bedroom that guests would love to stay in. The room had a “dark and characterless” feel to it, with the magnolia walls and dark furniture making the space feel uninviting. The existing walls were smooth and simply needed to be painted.

The products

The decorating tools used were the Purdy Revolution Frame together with the Marathon™ Roller. At the customer’s request, Wilko Silk Emulsion in Stardust and Moonlight White were used.

Purdy Marathon roller and frame

Getting the job done

Once the area had been cleared and the walls prepped for painting – a clean with sugar soap and the edges lined with painter’s tape – we first set to work on the three white walls. After cutting in about 3 inches, the Marathon™ roller was attached to the frame and the paint poured into a suitable container. The first impression of the frame was that the handle was exceptionally comfortable, but did not compromise on grip. The roller itself looked to be of good quality in comparison to previous standard quality rollers used.

After loading up the paint, it provided excellent coverage and no dripping when a large amount of paint was applied. The finish was smooth and colour was spread evenly. There was very little wastage, with two coats on all three walls achieved with only one pot of paint.

The feature wall in Stardust needed three coats to achieve an even look across the whole wall, but again the roller and frame worked very well. The roller was as good as ever on its second day of use, and the comfortable grip of the frame’s handle meant that there were no sore hands at the end of the job, unlike with previous wooden handles we have used. No blisters here!

Clean up was very easy. The roller came off the frame without too much trouble. Cleaning ready for the next day was very straightforward – the paint came off the frame easily and the roller just needed a good dousing of warm running water.

The result

Without changing the furniture at all, the room has an airy and welcoming feel to it. The furniture even complements the room despite being a bit of a mishmash of styles, as the colour of the room provides the perfect background for it to work.

Spare room before and after

Spare room - before and after 2

Verdict: we will certainly use Purdy’s products again. As well as delivering an excellent finish that impressed, they were comfortable and easy to use. ‘Professional’ is very much a word we would use to describe these painting tools.



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A handyman’s guide to moving home

Created: 28/08/2015

Just before you complete the purchase of your new home and move in, it can often be one of the most stressful periods of the whole moving experience.

Packing boxes, sorting bills out and organising your stuff to be moved are just some of the jobs you need to consider, but to save you a few grey hairs we have compiled a number of points that you should follow for a slightly less stressful move before and just after buying your new home.

Before the purchase is complete

Find out where the meters are

electric meter

If you were to employ a handyman services company to check your home they will ask you where your meters are, so before you move in you should ask the estate agents or previous owners where the gas and electricity meters are, as well as asking them about where the main stopcocks are so you can shut off the water should you need to in an emergency.

When is your rubbish collected?

A simple question that often gets forgotten about, but asking what days your bins are collected is a sensible question, especially when you are chucking out stuff you no longer need in your new home.

Declutter

Life with munchers

Pamela, who is a blogger at Life with Munchers, says, “My tip would be to declutter before you move so that you don't take anything unnecessary to your new home.”

Who supplies your energy?

Another really important question to ask is: “which companies supplies the energy, broadband and home phone”. Once you find out, you can then compare the cost of staying with the existing suppliers, or the cost of moving to another supplier.

After buying your new home

Redirect post

With all the things that are going on it is very easy to forget to redirect your post. You can redirect post indefinitely, for three, six or 12 months if you are renting a property.

If you don’t, then you could be receiving bills, and not paying for them on time could affect your credit record etc.

Painting

Painting

Another point to include on your moving home checklist is painting.

If you are moving home it is quite understandable that you will want to put your own stamp on your new home and the best way to do that is to paint your rooms to your satisfaction.

If you are living around London and don’t feel confident about painting then you can hire painters and decorators in Dulwich and other locally based decorators.

A little tip is to try and do as much painting, or to get your painters and decorators to start the job before you move everything in. This will save you having to move heavy objects around and will make painting rooms a much easier job.

Boxing stuff up

After the purchase has been complete you need to box up all your stuff, but whilst doing this you should label all your boxes with which room they need to go in.

Put the labels on the top and on the side of the boxes so you and others helping you unpack know what is inside the box.

This might take a bit of time, but trust us it will save you a lot of time after you move in as you won’t be searching around for things.

Look at removal costs or ask family or friends

Removal vans

There are plenty of removal firms that you can pay to move all your furniture and other heavy objects, but if you ask your family or friends nicely they may be able to help.

Clothes and other smaller items can certainly be moved via car and if you have any friends or family members that have trailers or large vehicles then they might be able to take your furniture as well, thus saving you a fair amount of money.

Do you have any other tips that you would like us to add? If you contact us via the Handywork Solutions Facebook page.

Image Credit: Michael Beck (flickr.com), Life with Munchers, Joe Monin, Sunset Removals.



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Article calls for DIY to appeal to young market

Created: 11/08/2015

An online article has claimed that DIY must increase its appeal to a younger market, as the youthful consumer continues to struggle with common work around the home.

Hammer with Dowel Pins

With more people than ever moving into private housing, it’s important for DIY companies to appeal to an entirely different target market. While home improvements can be taken care of by handyman services in South London, smaller jobs around the home can easily be completed by those who understand basic skills.

The article, which was published in Retail Week and can be read by clicking here, explains that the age group with the highest level of DIY shoppers is 45-64 year olds. In contrast, the lowest level of interest was shown by consumers between 16-24 years old.

DIY remains strong interest of older, male consumer

Also supporting these findings is the most recent edition of the How Britain Shops Survey by Verdict Retail. With 12,000 shoppers included in the survey, it found that DIY remains strongly in the interest of the older male consumer – something that writer Duygu Hardman feels should change in the near future.

It’s thought that the reluctance of DIY tasks among the young consumer is down to the fact that so many are struggling to get onto the property ladder. With the amount of 25-34 year olds living in the private rental market increasing from 21 per cent in 2003/2004 to 48 per cent in 2013/2014, it suggests that the limits imposed by landlords could be a reason behind the lack of youngsters performing hands-on jobs in the home.

If you are good at DIY but have that one job that’s a little too big for you to handle, contact the trade professionals at Handywork Solutions today. As well as offering expert plumbing, carpentry and electrical work in Beckenham and other London boroughs, they’re also able to apply their skills to all manner of jobs around the home.



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Wickes announce healthy profit for first half of 2015

Created: 04/08/2015

DIY retailer Wickes has announced a sizeable growth in operating profit for the first half of the year, news which confirms that both the home improvement and construction markets are enjoying further growth once again.

Handsaw

The consumer arm of Travis Perkins, it’s been confirmed that like-for-like sales during the first six months (1 January – 30 June) rose by six per cent in comparison to last year. Overall, the profit for the period sat at £41m and the revenue rose to £693, with Travis Perkins hailing the 8.6 per cent rise in the latter as a ‘strong outperformance of the market’.

Confidence returning in DIY market

It shows that people are beginning to put more money into the improvement of their homes, fantastic news for those who offer handyman services in South London and other areas in the UK.  

When speaking about the developments, John Carter, Travis Perkins Chief Executive, said: “We continue to anticipate a full-year result in line with expectations and delivering against our targets including low double-digit profit growth and sales outperformance of our markets.”

One of the reasons why Wickes enjoyed such prosperity in the first six months of 2015 is thanks to the upgrading of the click and collect service, one which now accounts for eight per cent of all sales. Mr Carter also added that sound growth in Tile Giant and Toolstation also helped towards the fortunes for the company.

If you are in need of some home improvement work of your own but lack the skills and know-how to do it yourself, why not call on the services of Handywork Solutions for that professional result you’ve been looking for? As well as offering plumbing, carpentry and electrical services in Bromley and other London boroughs, their team of experts are also able to provide all manner of jobs around the home.



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A Beginner’s Guide to Upcycling

Created: 30/07/2015

Purchasing new furniture can be an expensive business, especially if you’re unwilling to compromise on a table, sideboard or armchair that’s not exactly the kind of thing you’re after. However, you may have the perfect item already in the house or you may spot it for cheap at a car boot sale, and by applying a little effort and love it can become a unique piece of furniture for you to cherish forever. 

A Beginner's Guide to Upcycling

This is the beauty of upcycling, and here’s our guide on how you could achieve this in your own home before calling on the services of a South London handyman for the tougher jobs.

Refresh with a lick of paint

Sometimes a splash of colour is all that’s needed to reinvent a piece of furniture that’s completely on trend. With hundreds of paints now on the market in a range of styles, it’s never been easier to find a shade which is absolutely perfect. For the complete lowdown on paint, our comprehensive painting guide is all that you need.

If you are planning to go darker with your palette, for instance going from cream to brown, it should be absolutely fine to paint right over the dried paint – although it’s always recommended to apply a few coats to ensure even coverage.

Should you be going the exact opposite and aiming for a lighter finish, you should always prepare the area initially so the darker coat underneath doesn’t show through the lighter coat you’re about to apply. To do this you should sand off the paint/varnish, preferably with an electric sander, but if such a device isn’t available hand sanding is suitable – just be prepared for the extra ounce of effort. After you’ve taken most of the darker paint off, vigorously brush all the excess dust and dirt off, and then it’s ready to paint.

Getting that shabby chic effect

There’s absolutely no dispute that shabby chic is in fashion at the moment, with consumers who lack the DIY know-how or don’t have lot of time paying over the odds for truly unique pieces of furniture. Luckily for you, creating this trendy furniture for yourself couldn’t be easier, particularly if you follow these simple steps:

1)     Prepare the wood – as mentioned previously, those who make the effort to prepare the area will yield the best results. Because sanding also helps new paint to stick to the wood, don’t worry too much about an entirely even degradation because this will help towards the distressed look. If possible, try to remove all handles so the whole area can be painted easily.

Sand Paper

2)     Add the primer – usually water-based, acrylic primer ensures for a smoother finish and will make the area easier to work with. If there are any areas that you don’t wish to paint, make sure you cover them with painter’s tape beforehand.

3)     Apply two layers of paint – time to get the brushes out and apply two thin layers of acrylic paint, although you should always allow time for the first coat to completely dry before starting the second coat. We suggest using chalk paint for the ultimate nostalgic finish.

4)     Distress, distress, distress – Once all the paint has dried off nicely, you will need to start sanding off some of the paint with fine sandpaper. If you don’t know where to start, look at the piece of furniture carefully and work out which would likely get the most wear naturally. Think corners!

5)     Protect with wax – After you’ve reached a point where you’re done with sanding, wipe with a damp cloth to completely remove all of the dust and leave to dry. The last application should be a thin layer of furniture wax across the whole piece of furniture, paying particular attention to areas of exposed wood. Regular application of furniture wax will help to protect the furniture from wear and tear in the future.

Wallpaper isn’t just for walls

Another cost-effective method for upcycling, and one that’s even easier than painting, is adding a section of wallpaper. You may be thinking what would be the point and would it even work, but it’s truly one of the best ways to upcycle furniture and one that can be done incredibly cheaply if you happen to stumble on a reduced roll of paper.

From wallpapering the back of bookcases to covering individual drawers on a dresser, it can help a piece of furniture become a focal point of any room and offer a stylish product which all your friends and family will envy. Here’s just how you would go about it. Also, many wallpapers are now available by the metre rather than rolls, so it’s even cheaper!

Wallpaper

1)     Prepare the area – As with painting, suitable preparation is key to ensuring you’re left with a smooth finish at the end. If there are any blemishes or small holes, you should certainly fill them and sand off the excess until smooth. Sanding the whole area prior to application also means the adhesive will stick a lot better.

2)     Know your measurements – Wallpaper is only available in single strips, so you have to make sure that you have the correct amount. Always remember, if you cut it too small it’s completely ruined, so go larger if anything!

3)     Use the adhesive sparingly and hang the paper – bubbles are the constant thorn in the side of anyone trying to wallpaper, so don’t go spreading vast quantities of adhesive on. Use just the right amount and you’ll get the perfect finish.

After all this, all that’s left is to stand back and admire your expertise; you won’t believe the difference that a sheet of coloured paper could make to your furniture. If it’s been a success, there’s a chance you won’t want to buy another piece of furniture from new ever again. If you would prefer to have an expert take on the job, the team at Handywork Solutions are more than happy to tackle the job. As well as offering professional carpentry, electrical and plumbing services in Beckenham and other areas, they will happily take on all manner of tasks around the home.

Take your upcycling outside

While the notorious temperament of the British weather means many aren’t particularly keen on relaxing in the garden all that often, it’s still one of the best places to find inspiring upcycling projects. From vibrant decking to changing the outlook of your garden furniture, there’s plenty of scope for upcyclers to explore.

Stained Decking

Your decking is a great place to start, and while you may think it’s easier to replace with new decking, reclaiming it is a lot cheaper and can be done with minimal effort. To find out exactly how we got in touch with Ronseal – the undisputed outdoor painting and decking experts.

1)     Clean the decking thoroughly – on a warm and dry day, use a stiff brush and clean the area using Ronseal Decking Cleaner to remove all dirt. After this use a pressure washer to rinse the cleaner away and allow to dry for a few hours.

2)     Add 2 coats of paint following the grain of the wood – when the decking is dry to touch, get your preferred colour of Ronseal Decking Rescue paint and start painting from the furthest corner. You should always follow the grain of the wood as this will ensure an even coat and an expert finish. When the paint is touch dry – usually around 45 minutes after application – it’s time to add the second coat. When this coat is dry your work is done and it’s time to sit back and enjoy your work.

A tip from the Experts

Upcycling has become a very big business in a relatively short space of time, with countless people all over the internet providing great inspiration and expert advice for the masses.

Just one of these sources is Remade in Britain, the one-stop resource for everything upcycled and recycled. As well as offering inspiration and information on how you can change your masterpieces on your own, it also serves as a marketplace for all manner of unique upcycled homewares; it means that you can enjoy upcycled furniture even if you don’t have the time to do it for yourself.

We were able to get in contact with Remade in Britain to find out what their inspiration behind upcycling projects is, and here’s their answer:

“The case is usually that the item in need of attention, inspires us the most, although talking to other upcyclers and looking online at sites like Pinterest do help. Mainly, we us the latter to learn about new techniques that we can then apply to our own upcycling.”
 - Remade In Britain

Below is a clip of the Recover Team, a retailer of Remade in Britain, transforming an outdated 1980s sideboard into a stylish and unique piece of furniture.



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Beginner’s Guide to Plasterboard Skimming

Created: 15/07/2015

What’s the difference between a sheet of plasterboard and a lovely smooth wall? A nice, smooth layer of plaster – or skim as it’s known in the trade. While applying the skim might seem like a case of just applying it to the wall, there is an art to it and not considering this often results in a bumpy surface that’s full of trowel marks.

Plasterer's Trowel

If you’re interested in trying it out for yourself before calling on expert London handyman services, here’s a few tips to help along the way.

Tools needed

Hawk

Spirit level

Spot board

Steel float

Buckets

Mixing utensils

Hacksaw

Tin snips

Plasterer’s trowel

Angle beads – only if working around corners

Preparing the area

After you have screwed the plasterboard panels to the wall studs, make sure you brush any excess debris off the panels so you have a clean surface to work with. During the preparation, you should also tape all the joists between the panels as this will reduce the risk of cracks along the joints; there is specialist plasterboard adhesive tape available from all leading DIY stores. With the tape, lay it together rather than overlapping to avoid an uneven finish.

Mixing the skim and applying the plaster

Always match the amount of plaster with the same amount of water, stirring well until the mixture is lump free and smooth.

Once you’re happy with the mixture, place your spot board near the wall, sprinkle some water on and pour over some of the wet skim. You will now need to take your hawk and, if you’re right-handed, pick it up with your left hand. In the case of left-handed people, use the hawk in your right hand. Your opposite hand will be used for the steel float. After picking up the plaster with the hawk, take a bit on to the float and begin applying the plaster from the hawk and start spreading in the opposite corner to your strong hand. For example, people who are right handed would begin in the top left-hand corner. Apply evenly in vertical strips until you have an even surface, and leave to dry for around 15 minutes.

Applying the second coat

When putting on the second coat, you should apply with a long vertical coat to eliminate any ridges and create a seamless coverage. After leaving this coat to dry a little, go over the wall with a clean float to smooth over any marks.

Finally after the plaster has been hardened further, but not completely dry, smooth over again with a clean float. You should lubricate the wall using water and a wide paint brush as you go. This will help to make the skim more malleable and help it cover any last minute holes.

If this all sounds a little too complicated and you’re worried you will get it wrong, the team at Handywork Solutions are more than happy to take on the task. As well as offering expert carpentry, electrical and plumbing work in Beckenham and other London boroughs, our skilled team are more than happy to undertake all manner of jobs around the home.



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Survey finds Britons spending more on DIY

Created: 15/07/2015

People all across Britain have started splashing out on DIY in recent months after so many years of holding back, a recent survey has revealed.

Spirit Level

While some people wouldn’t consider any home improvements without consulting an expert handyman service in London or other areas, the development shows that many are picking up the hammers and drills and taking tasks around their humble abode into their own hands.

Hailing from an article published by the Daily Mail – which can be read by clicking here – it seems that homeowners are once again beginning to spend more money on home improvements as the financial belts of the recession are loosened.

Debit and Credit card growth at fastest rate for three years

It comes after a study was carried out by Barclaycard, one which found that spending on credit and debit cards grew at the fastest rate for three years between April and June - a healthy 4.5 per cent rise on the year before. Barclaycard added that this surge could be partially attributed to a rise in spending at furniture and DIY stores. The data was achieved after Barclaycard analysed its own credit card and debit card spending data. Barclaycard said that the low inflation, combined with the growing economy and better pay rises, mean that people are more inclined to improve their homes.

When speaking about the rise in consumer spend, Chris Wood, of Barclaycard, said: “After a prolonged period of strained household budgets, consumers are making the most of the favourable economic conditions and enjoying the increase in their purchasing power.”

Backing this theory is a report that was recently published by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, which found that many people were opting to fix up their current homes because of a lack of decent family homes on the market. The high cost of stamp duty fees also make the idea of renovating homes more appealing than finding a new home.

If you are in need of some urgent home improvements but lack the appropriate skills, the expert carpentry, plumbing and electrical work in Bromley and other London boroughs available from Handywork Solutions are exactly what you need.

Image Credit: David Jones (Flickr.com)



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