Almost sixty per cent of homeowners in the UK are planning to carry out home improvements worth an estimated £50.89bn over the next six months.
A report has found that extending your home or adding a loft conversion can add more than £42,000 to the value of an average property.
The public’s desire to construct their own homes has grown in the past few years, following an influx in television shows, such as Grand Designs. The government has also offered its support to self-build projects, making loans available to community groups and releasing public land to accommodate new properties as part of its housing initiative.[…]
When a new government policy was introduced in May 2013 by the coalition government allowing for offices to be converted into homes without having to apply for full planning permission, the change was received positively by potential house hunters and local authorities who viewed it as a way to deal with the national housing shortage.[…]
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