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15th March 2019
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Self-build consumer confidence high at London Homebuilding & Renovating Show
The capital city's largest self-build event, The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, (23-25 September, ExCeL, London) experienced a 11% year-on-year increase in visitors and those questioned stated that they were prepared to spend up to £123,000 on their property plans despite the prediction that Brexit would cause uncertainty and slow down the market - a 2% increase in spend from 2015.
More than 18% of visitors said that their renovation or construction was underway and 44% said it was due to commence within six months.
Some 27% of those questioned stated that they were undertaking a single or double extension, followed by 18% who were carrying out a self or custom-build project. Other industries and topics of interest at the event were products and services for new kitchens (over 49%); new bathroom, ensuite or shower room (more than 45%) goods; flooring and floor structures (42%), and lighting and electrical (just over 41%) etc.
The London exhibition, which was hosted for the second consecutive year at the Docklands arena, attracted both men (51%) and women (49%) who are serious self-builders and renovators from Central London, the Home Counties and the East of England, with an average age of 51 years-old and an average income of £75K. Some 38% stated that they don't attend other competitor exhibitions, returning to The Homebuilding & Renovating Shows for invaluable resources and relevant guidance.
More than 350 specialist companies displayed their latest products and services to ensure that people attending the exhibition would be able to put theory into practice to bring life to a project, commence a build or complete a restoration.
Next year's London show will be held at ExCeL, London, from 22th - 24th September 2017. The next event is The Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show which takes place from 4th - 6th November at HIC, Harrogate.
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