Energy-efficient DIY improvements 'have mass appeal'

Energy-efficient DIY improvements 'have mass appeal'A new study has suggested that DIY homeowners are open to the prospect of making energy-efficient upgrades, reports.

As part of the 21st Century Living Project, 100 nationally representative homes were given £500 to spend on environmental home improvements.

The study revealed that over 80 per cent of participants made at least one energy-saving measure over the course of the scheme, which saved them ten per cent on average.

According to the report, exchanging inefficient light bulbs for low-energy alternatives and improving or installing roof insulation were the most popular improvements for more than half of participants.

In fact, the £500 gift led to over 60 per cent of households spending £500 or more of their own money on energy-efficient upgrades.

Meanwhile, James Pugh, associate director at DJD Architects, claimed recently that energy-efficient DIY home improvements have become an increasing concern for Britons.

Mr Pugh said that homeowners are looking to make changes that are good for the environment and will also lower the cost of their fuel bills.

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