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Posted on: 5th January 2021

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Lockdown doesn’t mean you have to put your 2021 home improvement plans on hold

WHEN January rolls around, many of us put home improvements at the top of our new year wish list.

However, less than a week into 2021 and we entered another national lockdown in attempts to control the pandemic.

But how does that leave your plans for a new bathroom or landscaped garden? Well – under the Government rules, tradespeople are still permitted to enter your home to carry out work; providing strict measures are adhered to.

However, even in these unusual times, planning your home improvements is key to avoiding disappointment.

While Safe Local Trades has members across many disciplines; painting and decorating, plastering, electrician, kitchen / bathroom fitting, carpentry, handyman, carpet / upholstery cleaners, window/conservatory fitting etc, many are already reporting bookings up until March 2021.

It is the case with many tried and tested traders that they will be busy, so don’t delay in getting in touch to secure a slot. Unfortunately, the majority of professions may not be able to start work within a couple of weeks of your inquiry. 

Some projects, like a new kitchen for example, may be subject to a longer lead in time; there is the quote to agree, designs to finalise, products to order and then securing the availability of a great kitchen-fitter. 

New Bathroom

Equally, if you are looking to sell your home come January, then time is off the essence if you required some property pick me ups and stay ahead of the game. Interestingly, according to research, a downstairs loo, built in storage (like wardrobes and cupboards), UPVC double glazing, a lawned garden and separate shower cubicle rank in the top five home improvement features to attract buyers. 

But what do you have planned for the New Year? 

Here are a few jobs to think about – and Safe Local Trades has someone to fit every bill in the Peterborough, Samford, Huntingdon and wider PE postcode areas. 

  • Most things get worn out or look tired eventually, and carpets and flooring are no exception. Replace them or give them a new lease of life with a deep clean.
  • Painting and decorating – make 2021 the year you give your home a bright, fresh look.
  • Home security - protect your property with CCTV or intruder surveillance / security alarm systems / PIR external lighting.
  • Garden landscape and maintenance – think ahead to the summer months. Give your garden a spring makeover and get your project booked in now to beat the rush.
  • Extending your home - whether you desire a conservatory to relax in or a new home office or study.
  • Window cleaning – add some sparkle to your home, even in the winter months, with bright and gleaming windows and doors. 

Whatever your requirements are, our tried and tested local vetted tradespeople are just a click away at

More about Safe Local Trades

Safe Local Trades 0800 014 1832 Allia Future Business Centre, Peterborough United Football Club, Peterborough, Cambs, PE2 8AN