Homeowners given garden improvement tips

Painting Fence - lets-do-diy.comThose Britons considering which home improvement projects to tackle this summer may want to start in the garden, it has been suggested.

As Virgin Money points out that one in seven gardens are targeted by criminals every year, the firm states people should look to ensure their gates, fences and sheds are in good condition.

DIY enthusiasts were advised to install security lighting, while the laying down of gravel on a driveway can also help to deter criminals.

Such comments come as Virgin Money spokesperson Grant Bather claims that many people will see their garden as "just like another room in the house" as they spend an increasing amount of time in their outdoor space over the summer.

Those keen on spending time outside may also wish to check their exterior plasterwork for any signs of cracking as esure recently claimed that subsidence is set to be a major problems for many homes this summer.

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