20 Aug

Thrifty homeowners 'should consider loft insulation'

Thrifty homeowners 'should consider loft insulation'

Homeowners on a budget should look at improving the insulation of their homes, according to one property expert.

Andrew Leech, director at the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC), which represents organisations working in the home improvement sector, said that there are various ways to enhance one's house, such as loft insulation or cavity wall insulation.

His comments follow the publication of figures from Sainsbury's Home Insurance, which show that around 13 per cent of UK homeowners (3.27 million) are considering making improvements to their houses in the next 12 months.

"There are other ways of increasing the size of your house without going to a full scale extension, like reorganising the interior of your home," said Mr Leech.

The news comes after research released by website Ratedpeople.com last month revealed those who increase their overall floor space by ten per cent see a five per cent rise in the value of their property.

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