18th August 2009
Britons 'turning away from home improvement'
Fewer Britons are planning to make improvements to their property over the next 12 months, new figures have shown.
Research carried out by Sainsbury's Home Insurance has revealed that 39 per cent fewer homeowners are planning a large-scale home improvement, with just 13 per cent of Brits looking to do so in 2009.
Anyone planning a renovation project should consider contacting their home insurance provider before carrying out any work.">
Joanne Mallon, Sainsbury's Home Insurance manager, said: "Homeowners should know that in the event of an incident happening during or after the works are completed they could be left underinsured or even invalidate their insurance entirely if they have not informed their insurer first."
Meanwhile, Kelly Hoppen recently noted in an interview with the Sunday Times that home design does not have to be expensive.
She argued that Britons can improve their properties without breaking the bank by simply investing in new lighting or upgrading kitchen cupboards.
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Written by Penelope Fitzgerald.
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