Homes, health and wellbeing

Almost a third of all home owners and renters would be willing to pay more for a home that will not compromise their health and wellbeing according to new research carried out by materials giant Saint-Gobain.

The results of the survey of more than 3,000 renters and home owners are revealed in The UK Home, Health and Wellbeing Report launched last month. The analysis finds that 90% of respondents are concerned about the impact their homes have on their health and wellbeing.

Respondents were asked to select key features of their ideal home, with safety and security coming out on top ahead of running and maintenance costs, low energy bills, a low level of noise, good natural light and no damp or mould. Each of these factors was valued as three times more important than a home that will improve in value or have desirability when sold.

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