People are increasingly in favour of home improvements which are environmentally friendly in nature, new research shows.
In news that could interest those keen on carrying out eco DIY projects, a study published by Iposo MORI indicated that Brits hold concerns about climate change and energy affordability.
Furthermore, many were shown to be in favour of the concept of a ‘Great British Refurb’ – a government-led policy that will see a drive in energy efficiency and whole-house eco-makeovers.
Ed Miliband, energy and climate change secretary, states: “People are enthusiastic and positive about the need for better energy efficiency in our homes and communities.”
He adds that there was a “strong desire” from consumers across the country for the government to take action in improving the energy efficiency of a property.
Doing so could be particularly advisable as research from Consumer Focus revealed that around two-thirds of Britons have recently received a utility bill more expensive than they had previously anticipated, with those less well-off communities particularly likely to get such a demand for payment.
Writing in the Independent last month, Ben Naylor pointed out that those looking to reduce the build-up of heat in enclosed spaces – such as sheds and conservatories – may wish to consider fitting a solar vent.