Harrogate leads in home makeovers
HOME improvement activity in Yorkshire fell below the national average in 2013.
Figures from construction intelligence specialists Barbour ABI show that there were 1.34 home improvement applications for every 100 homes in the region last year, well below the national average of 1.8.
Harrogate topped the list with 2.7 applications.
Michael Dall, lead economist at Barbour ABI, says: “As with other parts of the UK, the more people earn or the more desirable the area they live in, the more home improvement activity there is likely to be.” Hambleton and Richmondshire, were second and third in the region’s top 10 home improvers list. Hull was bottom of the league.