We sent a garden survey to our Greensquares customers across the UK and received 400 responses.
- 335 from England
- 38 from Wales
- 25 from Scotland
- 2 from Northern Ireland
How often do you use your garden on average?
If you could add ONE thing to your garden, what would you choose?
Our verandas and garden rooms have been steadily growing in popularity over the last few years, and demand skyrocketed in 2020 especially - it seems that the coronavirus lockdown measures created an increased need for additional living space.
Adding a veranda to a property is a great way to get more use out of an external space that would otherwise be exposed to the elements. Even when it's raining, you can go outside, sit under your veranda, and relax in the fresh air.
When house hunting, which features (if any) would make you more likely to buy a property?
There are many reasons to add a patio to your outdoor space - it makes a great place to relax, it adds value and aesthetic appeal to the property, and according to the results of this survey, it makes your home more attractive to potential buyers.
No wonder, then, that so many of the people who responded to this survey said that they would be more likely to make an offer on a property that already has a patio.
Patios, lawns and other outdoor living spaces have been especially in demand since the first COVID-19 lockdown measures were announced. Brits are spending a lot of time at home right now, and with restrictions likely to remain in place throughout spring and possibly summer as well, people all over the country are scrambling to make sure they'll be able to enjoy their gardens to the full this year.
How often have you been out in the garden since the COVID-19 outbreak?
It comes as no surprise that so many people have been relying on their outdoor spaces more since COVID-19 arrived on these shores. The government's lockdown measures - though necessary - have led to a feeling of being cooped up, and the garden has been a welcome escape for those of us lucky enough to have an outdoor space of our own.
TimberTech saw a huge spike in enquiries last year, with more people than ever before looking to add decking to their properties. The COVID-19 pandemic really seems to have driven home the value of having a pleasant outdoor living space that we can make use of during our downtime.
Have you made any additions to your garden because of the COVID-19 lockdown measures?
We saw a significant increase in decking orders in 2020, so we're not surprised to learn that a lot of people have been adding decks to their properties in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
There are a number of possible reasons for this: obviously, we've all been spending a lot more time at home due to the government's lockdown measures and adding a deck or patio to your property is a good way to beat that cooped-up feeling. It's also a good place to spend time with friends and family when you're not allowed to invite them indoors.
Also, a lot of people were forced to cancel their holidays in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, and it's possible that some of those people chose to spend the money on home and garden improvements instead."