According to the latest statistics, the number of homeowners making improvements to their home, including roof repairs and new roof builds, has increased by 18% in the same period last year and lots more than in 2012.

At Wakefield Roofers, Leading roofing specialists in the Wakefield area of West Yorkshire, we have also noticed an influx of homeowners looking to create more space within their homes, often by converting a garage or roof space.

The data, compiled by experts in the industry comments that a big growth was made in the South East, but that there was also improvements in Yorkshire, much to the delight of roofers in the area.

In an interview Michael Dall who is the Lead Economist at Barbour ABI, said: “With personal equity and income increasing, homeowners are getting more of an opportunity to improve their property investments to add significant value, however this varies across the country at different ends of the scale.”

“In the Northern regions of England house prices are continuing to grow, but it is a stark contrast when compared to the South. Thousands of pre-recession buyers have found themselves in negative equity due to the record high house prices pre 2007, alongside not benefiting from the rapid house price growth many Southern regions have recently experienced.”

“Overall as a country, homeowners are increasingly choosing to improve and extend their properties rather than move. It can be debated that this is due to increased income, negative equity or even a lack of new housing available.”

This is also the time of year people start to think about improvements they need to make to their roofs. At Wakefield Roofs, our roofers have been on site at properties all over the region carrying out small roof repairs, larger roof repairs and maintenance on roofs and could well be able to help you in the coming months.

You can call one of our team today on 01924 640019 to arrange for a survey to be conducted or for advice on how to carry out the roof work you require.