Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Google searches for garden offices 22% higher than pre-pandemic

New figures from Legal & General Surveying Services on the number of Google searches for garden offices suggests that the pandemic-induced focus on making the most of your property's space for garden spaces is here to stay. The analysis suggests that average annual Google searches for the term ‘garden office’ stood at 396,000 between April 1 and March 31 (2022 - 2023).

There was a spike in searches for ‘garden offices’ during the height of the pandemic, with searches peaking at 726,000 between 2020 and 2021, and declining again the following year (2021-2022) standing at 486,000 searches. However, while the total number of searches decreased further in 2022-2023, the total number of searches was 22% higher than pre pandemic (2019-2020).

Further research highlights that the number of properties listed on the market with a garden office has risen drastically over the last decade. Research from Rightmove highlights that the proportion of property listings that mention the term ‘garden office’ is 11 times higher than a decade ago, up 1,046 per cent.

This increase correlates with a continued trend of UK workers looking for hybrid working solutions. The number of searches for ‘hybrid working’ increased significantly following the first lockdown, rising from an annual average of 120 searches, to nearly 119,000 searches in 2022-2023.

Trudy Woolf, Sustainability Director, Legal & General Surveying Services said: "With many workers moving away from the traditional nine-to-five work week, to hybrid working life, it’s interesting to see an increased interest in building garden offices. Clearly, building a garden office could potentially increase the value of a property, making it an attractive option for homeowners and prospective buyers."

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