Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Garden offices can add more than £30,000 to the value of your property

It is possible to add more than £30,000 to the value of your home with a garden office or garden room, according to new research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the HomeOwners Alliance (HOA).

Findings from a study into the projects which can add the most value to your home in the shortest space of time and in particular parts of the country indicate that building a rougly £7,000 priced garden room or outside playroom for the kids can add £35,611 to an averagely priced home in Surrey.

Elsewhere around the country, the (very specific) figures in Cambridgeshire were £29,168, in Dartmoor £34,858, in Dorset £23,856, and in London £9,683.

 "If you’re looking to move up the property ladder, it’s obviously in your best interests to increase the value of your home as much as possible," said Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB. "By investing in low cost, high return projects, not only will you make your home a more pleasant place to live, you’ll also be increasing its value significantly. Better still, these projects take no time at all so the hassle factor will be kept to an absolute minimum. As the weather starts to improve, now is the perfect time to commission the home improvement projects you’ve been putting off all winter."

Estate agent Simon Bradbury from Thomas Morris in Cambridgeshire added: "Our experience in the East of England, certainly in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Herefordshire, is that additional accommodation such as a garden room will certainly add the most amount of value."

The figures also suggested that installing decking and lighting in the back garden can also add considerble value, for example £8,946 to an averagely priced home in Dorset.

Image courtesy OECO Garden Rooms

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