Homeowners improving rather than moving

Continuing uncertainty over property prices has resulted in many home owners opting to upgrade and improve their existing homes rather than move and incur the cost of selling. One local company that has benefited significantly from this trend is Tobermore Concrete. Tobermore’s Paving and Walling Centre in Galway is an example of how innovation and a high level of customer service can lead to very strong sales.

Tobermore offers home owners a range of landscape design services and can make the job of adding a new patio, driveway, paths or steps very simple. There are many benefits of an attractive external environment which offers leisure opportunities as well as adding monetary value to the home.

Damien Nolan is the manager of the Tobermore Paving and Walling Centre in Bushy Park and he has been delighted by the response by customers to all of the design services provided by Tobermore.

“Last year we were inundated with requests for design call outs, where one of our landscape designers visits the home to discuss design concepts with the homeowners. Our designers draw up a plan after consultation with the homeowners and we can then price this and provide a list of local contractors that can carry out the work.

“It appears that many homeowners are choosing to upgrade their existing homes rather than moving, and indeed many of our customers have told us that they have opted for a new driveway or patio instead of an expensive continental holiday. The feeling seems to be that the home improvements can be enjoyed for many years to come and add value to the property. Our recent slogan ‘Why travel to far off places when your home could be your perfect paradise’ has probably influenced quite a few customers.

“With property prices having fallen significantly in recent years customers are very conscious of anything that will add value to their home and research has consistently shown that an attractive external environment can create that all important first impression that influences potential buyers,” added Nolan.

Anyone wishing to take advantage of any of the design services should contact the Paving and Walling Centre in Galway to discuss requirements with any of the trained staff. For more information contact 091 584 208 or log onto www.tobermore.ie

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