As lockdown measures begin to ease, Marley has published an in-depth whitepaper that brings together the opinions of both homeowners, tenants, and specifiers in a post-Covid UK.
The new whitepaper entitled, Raising the Roof: Homes and communities in a post-Covid UK, saw Marley survey 2,000 homeowners, social and private housing tenants to understand how the way they view their houses and local communities has changed following the last 12 months.
In addition, the whitepaper unpicks how this may influence decisions around home improvement priorities, demands for local infrastructure development to build better communities, and where they see government support having a role.
The research also covers off environmental challenges and asks if sustainability concerns connected to the home are growing in the minds of property owners.
The exclusive findings pave the way to a better understanding of homeowner and tenant priorities and outlook as shaped by the COVID crisis and how this could help inform the specification marketplace looking to satisfy emerging trends.
This is increasingly important as the sector strives to deliver acceptable and sustainable housing and community solutions against the backdrop of increased regulatory demands as outlined within the Future Homes Standard and the significant changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations.
The whitepaper also includes specialist contributions from specifiers and architects who reflect on the findings, offering their expert opinion on how they believe the sector can respond going forward.
Jo Sims, Marketing Manager for Marley, says: “This research adds important and relevant insight to the ongoing debate concerning the long-term fallout from the once-in-a-generation event the country and the world has experienced. Many have been reassessing how they live their lives, how they want to use their homes, as well as establishing stronger views on the local community in which they have been forced to spend more time since March 2020.
“Add in consumer contributions about what support they want to have from government and their opinions on the importance of sustainability investment for the home, and it is clear that the findings are highly relevant for the architectural and specification sectors looking to meet demand with appropriate housing.”
Raising the roof: Homes and communities in a post-Covid UK can be downloaded here: https://www.marley.co.uk/raisingtheroofwhitepaper