A massive 81% of surveyed homeowners agreed that despite Coronavirus, they won’t postpone gas engineering and plumbing work at home.
Mobile billing service Powered Now, which conducted the national research, also found that around one in four (23%) agreed ahead of gas engineering and plumbing projects that they are now looking to use cash less frequently to avoid the spread of infection.
Around one in ten (9%) are planning to commence gas engineering or plumbing improvements after the COVID-19 lockdown, with the same amount agreeing that the threat of a second wave of COVID has influenced them to commence gas engineering and landscaping projects sooner rather than later.
Following the Coronavirus-induced economic downturn, plumbing and heating operatives were considered to be key workers of the sector. They played a direct role in keeping society warm and safe, and there would have been adverse and dangerous effects in the case gas engineers or plumbers were not allowed to attend sites to fix problems.
The restoration of consumer confidence has been pivotal for recovery, and the home improvement sectors have proven no different.
Ben Dyer, CEO of Powered Now, said: “With more and more people across the country pledging to make changes to their households and gardens, we are happy to continue to see the trends we have been experiencing at Powered Now – the home improvement sector is back! This is great news. It means that this important sector is doing its part in the recovery from COVID-19.
“The whole industry is still in catch up mode and projects delayed by the lockdown are taking priority. This has helped to spike demand and we expect it to continue in the short term. As key workers in the sector, we are happy to see that our research has very much confirmed that Brits are eager to have gas engineering and plumbing jobs completed post-lockdown, treating themselves to a little home-based TLC.
“Our SME customers are also talking about the pressure to complete jobs as people worry about a second wave. As we have seen from the sentiments established in this research, this could, in fact, help the trades bounce back even quicker as people will rush to hire a tradesperson for their desired work.”