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How the building industry in the UK has changed
As a part of building industry, we are directly affected by the economy of UK building industry. The UK building industry has seen major changes since a few years back. After four long years recession has hit the UK in building industry. We blindly think that it was because of Brexit. It is not true, it started well before the Brexit discussion and result. The UK annual spending on building industry is around £110 billion, a quarter of it is from public sector and rest by the private sector. The UK people like no ordinary life. They love luxury and living in style. The Southern part of UK has reached the point of unaffordability. The northern part of UK is anticipated to see an exponential rise in the housing prices.
The style of buildings has also changed from more traditional to contemporary. Few of the housing area are not allowed to renovate the house exterior from traditional to contemporary. Most of these homes follow strict homeowners' association protocol. In this case, people wanting to add a touch of luxury to their home, they began digging underground than adding extra top floors. They can add up to three floors underground. Showcasing their wealth and their taste of luxury has changed a lot. In the beginning, it was by renovating the interiors, now it's merely adding new floors, garage or a swimming floor. Growing technology also plays a major role in the changing UK building industry. The technological innovations had made few changes in the home, like the smart homes and car lifts. These require extreme wiring, this means tearing down few walls. Now technology is also a luxury in homes, changing the way people live.
Cities are the densely populated area in the UK and it is the same case in all the countries. City means more job and more opportunities. City life also has its disadvantages. High-density population increases the cost of living due to its demand. Though many high rises have been built recently for housing purposes, those are unoccupied due to its pricing. People are moving out of those beautiful historic home to suburbs for a lower price and square feet. Rental occupiers are able to afford self-built homes in suburbs.
The growing demand for budget-friendly homes, builders have adapted to cost effective materials. Like recycled materials, light-weight frameworks and eco-friendly materials. The light-weight framework reduces the time of building and can be built in any narrow spaces. Since it takes less time to build, it reduces the budget. So many prefer light-weight frameworks. Eco-friendly material and techniques might seem expensive now, but in the long run, they are efficient and cost effective. Builders are recommending eco-friendly techniques as a long-term saving and added bonus for being greener.
UK building industry has grown rapidly in renovations. Living in historic row houses and regulations don’t allow demolish and built new are opting for interior renovations. The exterior of the house might seem historic and totally traditional. When you step in, you can see all sort of technology and new designs. You will forget that you are in a historic row house. Most of those buildings now have a wine cellar, media room, and garage with car lifts, indoor lifts, lap swimming pool and smart home. They even changed from traditional HVAC to eco-friendly insulations, floor heater and resort-style spa.
Affording houses in some part of the UK is unimaginable. The salary in a certain area doesn’t match the pricing of houses in that particular area. This is making many to move out to places where the houses are affordable or built a house under their budget. There is a performance gap in the UK building industry. When building a high rise or a commercial space, they would have designed it with an assumption that it will work out well, but later they don’t perform as expected. This is because of the pricing in the UK building industry. The building industry is not only the UK homes, it includes businesses, public sector, recycling, maintenance and disposal. When building a home or a commercial space, the public sector, disposal, recycling and labours are involved. Demolishing an old building and renovating a new one involves disposal of the waste concrete. The techniques of disposing of waste concrete have also changed to recycling them. To conclude UK building industry has seen its ups and downs with a steady change in the price and design. To know more about the new techniques and designs implemented in the UK building industry contact Davis Diversified at 01752 856321.