DIY Home Improvement Purchases During Lockdown

While we’ve all been stuck at home a lot longer than usual, one of the (unexpected) perks that this has brought us is the fact that we’ve realised just how much DIY we can get done if we put our minds to it.

One of the more surprising trends that we’ve seen over lockdown is the sharp rise in home improvements that we’ve all been getting up to.

According to a study undertaken by the Office for National Statistics, as a nation, the COVID-19 lockdown period has seen us spend significantly more time undertaking DIY projects.

Underfloor Water Electric Heating Kits UK London Free Delivery Lockdown DIY Increase March_April 2020 Office National Statistics

Source: Office for National Statistics

The results of a similar survey by found that over the 2020 May Bank Holiday period, a staggering 74% of UK households planned to spend the long weekend tackling a few home DIY projects.

It is clear that the rates of home DIY have experienced a significant boost over the lockdown period, as more people take to those forgotten home improvement jobs. A recent survey of 2,000 adults, that was commissioned by Ronseal, found that these long put-off DIY jobs are finally being tackled during the lockdown period.

The research found that half of these adults had noticed jobs that needed doing that they previously hadn’t taken any notice of. Interestingly, 3 out of 5 of the respondents said that these home improvement jobs normally got forgotten about by the time they’d left the house.

As a result, more than half of the adults surveyed had undertaken lockdown DIY projects, with each respondent completing an average of four tasks each. Furthermore, the positive impact that completing these jobs was having on respondents’ mentality was also evident, as over two-thirds said that it had helped them ease boredom, and an additional third of these adults said that the jobs they’d completed would give them something to show for the time they’d spent in lockdown.

So, for those of you who are following suit, and have been trying their hand at the odd job here and there, why not take your home improvement ventures one step further? Make the most out of this opportunity (and the rest of the time that you’re in lockdown with an empty diary) and upgrade your flooring.

Take your home’s cosiness level up several notches by installing some snug, high quality underfloor heating in your home. After all, since it now doubles up as your office too, it makes sense for you to invest in making your home space as comfortable as possible.

Underfloor Heating Kits – Home DIY Projects

In this blog post, we’ll be shedding a spotlight on our water and electric underfloor heating kits, focusing on two particular products in our range: our solid routed panel boards, and our collection of underfloor heating pipes. These two pieces of kit are designed to work perfectly together, and the combination of both products will provide you with a highly efficient and low cost water underfloor heating insulation system.

These high quality, extremely durable underfloor heating manifolds provide an affordable underfloor heating solution that comes with a 50 years’ warranty, so are designed to last for a lifetime. These products provide an exceptional standard of insulation performance, with quick installation and an innovative design that is remarkably easy to use.

So, now that we’ve sold you on the idea of the perks that underfloor heating can bring you, let us talk to you through the fantastic reasons why Underfloor Heating Express is the perfect provider for you to secure your supplies from.

The many plus points that come with purchasing your supplies straight from Underfloor Heating Express, either online or in person at our London-based store, include our offerings of free UK nationwide delivery (with no minimum order value), plus free CAD design. We offer an extensive product range, which includes both big brand names and our own-branded product range, too.

If you order before 2:00pm, you’ll get a same day dispatch on your orders at no extra cost (over 95% of our orders are delivered the very next day). You’ll also have the opportunity to speak to our crack team of experts on the phone, who will be able to talk you through any queries that you may have. Or, you can use our contact form for any sales enquiries, which you will receive a response to within one working day, guaranteed. Visit the UK Underfloor Heating Kits website today.

Lockdown has made all of us far more appreciative of our homes, and the comfort that they bring. While we’re still spending that extra time in, there’s no time like the present to show your home a bit of love. Before the social calendar starts up again, make the most out of this opportunity to upgrade your space, so that you can enjoy the transformation for the rest of the lockdown period.