Home Maintenance: More Than Just Marigolds


With more people delegating cleaning, gardening and home maintenance to others, there are real business opportunities to be had – and you don’t need to put on the Marigolds!

From Civvy Street #45 (March 2014), Words: Paul F. Cockburn

Home is where the heart is, so they say, but any home requires a certain amount of ongoing work to keep it safe and snug. According to a report published by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in 2011, UK consumers spend around £27 billion a year on home improvements, maintenance and repairs, covering “a wide range of internal and external services such as plumbing, kitchens and bathrooms, decorating, roofing and guttering”.

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