Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Whopping rise in sales of garden buildings

Sales of sheds over £1,000 are rocketing, according to the Daily Telegraph which says that B&Q's sales of its Tenbieight Shack Up (£1,149, pictured above) and Cannock summer cabin (£1,299) are up hundreds of percent. It follows John Lewis' entry into the market earlier this year. Two key quotes from those who spoke to the Telegraph's Harry Wallop:
Gurinder Jellehwallia, a buyer from B&Q said: “More and more of us want to reclaim some personal space in our homes so whether we’re retreating to our greenhouses, home working from our sheds or playing in our summer houses this trend looks set to continue.” Suzanne Imre, editor of Living Etc magazine reinforces this trend: “I think there will be need for retreats. If more and more people are working from home you will need to have areas you can section off and go to where it’s quiet."
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