The UK Home Improvement industry is worth billions of pounds to the nation. It’s driven by a rise in home value and people wanting to improve their homes. Brits are storing their wealth in their homes rather than elsewhere, which has led to the demand for renovation projects such as new kitchens and bathrooms.
There are plenty of websites offering advice and inspiration for home improvement projects. These range from small tips to more extensive DIY articles and even advice on building a house!
Ideal Home Online
This is one of the best home improvement websites in the UK. It’s packed with inspiring images and information, and it breaks down the content into handy menus that cover every room in a house.
It’s also a great place to find inspiration, with lots of ‘before and after’ photos showing how different styles can change the look of your home. You can also read detailed blog posts on home improvement subjects too, so it’s a good site to bookmark for when you need a little bit of help.
You can also see before and after photos of a wide variety of home improvements, from small repairs to complete transformations. It can be a little hard to find what you’re looking for on this site, but it has an excellent range of articles and tips that will inspire you.
Lifehacks and Home Improvement
This is another great website for all kinds of life hacks and home improvement ideas. It’s full of tips on saving money and time so that you can spend more of your time doing things you enjoy.
They also have a section dedicated to home improvement tips that will save you money on energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. It’s a great resource for any Brit who wants to save on their energy costs.
Alternatively, you could get a free energy efficiency upgrade to your home under the Government’s Warmer Homes Scheme. It covers the cost of draught proofing and loft insulation. The scheme is available to any homeowner, and you can apply for a grant from the UK Energy Support organisation or your local council.
Smart Export Guarantee (SEG)
This new scheme is designed to reward homeowners who use low-carbon technologies like solar and wind power. It offers tariffs of between 2-5.6 p/kWh, which will pay you back for the energy you export to the National Grid. It’s a great way to make your home more sustainable, and it could save you a few hundred pounds on your energy bills each year.
If you do decide to take part in the scheme, you need to apply for it before any work is done. You need to register your interest at Barclays and choose a project that meets the criteria, such as installing a heat pump or replacing an old boiler.
The NHIC represents over 1.5 million micro SME and sole trader businesses that deliver millions of home improvements and domestic RMI jobs each year. It is the voice of the sector and works to support markets that work well for householders. It also supports the digital integration of the home improvement industry to deliver climate leadership and effective consumer protection.