Housing changes over 50 years

Infographic: Housing changes over 50 years

  • 25 Apr 2017

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Fifty years is a long time. Some of us were just a twinkle in our mother’s eye 50 years ago. Others may be able to remember where they were for our glorious, and only, World Cup victory. 

What you can be sure of, is that if you had installed a rubber roof in the latter part of the ‘60s, it would only just be reaching the end of its lifespan today. That’s why Rubber4Roofs has created this infographic, so you can see what else has changed over the past 50 years.

The average price of a house has increased by 19x over that time, polaroid cameras have been and gone, and we’re still waiting for our second World Cup trophy. 

Significantly, in the house building sector, people have opted to build on their existing property to increase the value of their home. Whether through loft conversions, adding a conservatory, creating a garden office, or adding a garage, homeowners aspire to increase their living space – so much so, that by the age fifty, the average homeowner would have spent £300,000 on their home. 

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Whilst many of the techniques of the trade remain the same, the available materials continue to grow and grow. Choosing what kind of roofing solution to use for your next project can be daunting. PVC, felt, TPE, EPDM – each claims to be better than the next. But cutting through the noise, and choosing the best product that will cost the least over a fixed period is the best route than any level-headed person would take. 

That’s why Rubber4Roofs has produced this infographic, so you can see for yourself which flat roofing solution is best suited to your needs. Scroll through, and see for yourself what’s been going on in the past 50 years.

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