Domestic work increase

More than 40% of the UK’s window and door installers have seen an increase in the number of domestic projects, when compared to 2016, according to a recent survey carried out by Improveasy.

Carried out by Insight Data on behalf of Improveasy, the survey results also showed that 64% of respondents reported that the number of sales leads they received in 2017 was higher than the number they received in the previous year.

Austin Barcley, Improveasy’s managing director, said: “The figures are illuminating and correlate with finance options being used by more and more installers. This is something we’ve been at the forefront of.

“We’re seeing a month on month increase in installers becoming Appointed Representatives with us and helping homeowners to fund or part-fund home improvements with finance.”

Austin also said that installers often see finance packages being used to support the installation of new windows and doors, and there is a growing trend for combining different materials on a single property.

“For example, on a period property timber may be used on the front – retaining character – and aluminium on the back, offering a modern aesthetic and a stunning outlook on to a garden,” he said.