As reports begin to trickle through on the property sector’s possible upturn, homeowners seem to be looking towards the year ahead.
According to leading property maintenance and refurbishment company, Aspect Maintenance (www.allaspectsltd.co.uk), the number of people opting to refurbish their properties over the next 6-12 months is on the increase.
William Davies, managing director, comments: “Many realise that property refurbishment takes time. Perhaps the increase in bookings is down to people trying to catch the first signs of the upturn, so they can maximise their property’s potential when the time is right. Or, it could be down to the move or improve scenario, and homeowners choosing to renovate their property to create more pleasant and spacious surroundings, in the belief they may be stuck there for some time.”
Davies states that the property refurbishment sector was “extremely slow” at the turn of 2009. This he believes was mainly down to people assessing their situations, and the impact that the recession would have. He adds:
“Between Summer 2008 to the beginning of March 2009, homeowners tended to be spending in the region of £15,000 – £20,000 on refurbishments – primarily for decoration work, such as a new bathroom or kitchen.
“Many clients were ‘sitting on’ quotes, but now they are beginning to place their orders. A large number of these are for larger scale refurbishments, around £100,000 – £150,000. These types of refurbishment include work to the whole interior, and are not just confined to one room.”
Today, Aspect Maintenance’s average refurbishment cost is around £60,000 for work throughout properties, and the kitchen and bathroom remain the key rooms.
Aspect Maintenance provides a 24-hour call our service, 365 days per year. The company also offers an estimation division, providing estimates for small maintenance work, through to large scale refurbishments. Further information can be found at www.allaspectsltd.co.uk, or by calling 0808 168 2660.
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About Aspect Maintenance:
Aspect Maintenance is a leading property maintenance and refurbishment company operating across the domestic and commercial sectors.
Specialising on all areas of maintenance, from the drains to the roof and anything in between, Aspect Maintenance sets new, modern and highly professional standards. The company provides both reactive emergency breakdown maintenance and planned and estimated works.
Aspect Maintenance prides itself on the fact that its engineers turn up on time for their scheduled two-hour appointment window. The company does not charge hidden costs, such as parking, congestion charge or travel time, and jobs are completed as professionally and promptly as possible.
Founded in 2004, Aspect Maintenance has grown at over 100% year-on-year. The company is based in South West London, and employs more than 100 staff.
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