Rocketing house prices have triggered an extension boom amongst homeowners because they cannot afford to trade up. Many have found that it is cheaper than buying a larger home as there and not the mandatory stamp duty, estate agent’s fees or moving costs; owners moving to a £600,000 home face a huge £24,000 stamp duty bill, with a potential of up to £7,500 in estate agent’s fees and removal costs.
The number of home owners who embarked on major home renovations rose by more than a fifth in the first three months of this year, with the Royal Bank of Scotland declaring that there has been a 26% rise in customers looking to increase their mortgage to fund loft conversions, bigger kitchens and extensions. With this in mind it’s no wonder that the smaller end of our plant equipment fleet has shown a significant uplift since the beginning of the year.
In response to this we have invested in some additional equipment, namely Kubota Mini Excavators, Thwaites Dumpers, JCB and Manitou Telehandlers and Bomag and Atlas Copco Tools.
Of particular use for extensions are the Kubota U17-3 and the U10-3, the latter being small enough to access a standard size domestic doorway, and following on our tradition of supplying user friendly and reliable plant, are all fitted with Quick Hitches for a speedy and efficient bucket change.
The Thwaites 1 Ton Dumper is ideal for loading into a skip or small tipper truck with its hi lift and tip capability, if this proves to be too large despite it’s compact size then we have an array of tracked dumpers that once again can travel through a standard doorway.
We also stock a range of small tools for breaking out and compacting duties on site which can be delivered with your excavator and dumper in preparation for a smooth start and timely completion of your project.
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