Self-Build Consumer Confidence High at the London Homebuilding & Renovating Show Self-Build Consumer Confidence High at the London Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Self-Build Consumer Confidence High at the London Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Self-Build Consumer Confidence High at the London Homebuilding & Renovating Show

The capital’s biggest self-build event, The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, (September 23-25, ExCeL, London) experienced an 11% year on year increase in visitors and those questioned said that they were prepared to spend up to £123,000 on their property plans despite the prediction that Brexit would result in increased uncertainty and slow down the market – a 2% increase in spend from last year.

More than 18% of visitors said that their renovation or construction was underway, while 44% said it was due to start within six months.

Of those questioned, 27% said that they were undertaking a single or double extension, followed by 18% who were carrying out a self or custom-build scheme.

Other industries and topics of interest at the event were products and services for new kitchens (more than 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 year in succession 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. 38% said that they don’t attend other competitor exhibitions, returning to The Homebuilding & Renovating Shows for invaluable resources and relevant guidance.

More than 350 specialist firms showed 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.

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Nick Noble, deputy managing director of Centaur Home Interest Media, commented: “Every year we aim to exceed our previous targets and diversify the offerings for our committed, dedicated visitors. Figures following our internal research proved once again that we’ve been successful in our approach to deliver all services and products required to start, progress or finalise a project, all under one roof and with A-Z guidance to hand.”

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