UK home improvement trends in Lockdown 1 vs. Lockdown 2

Back in the summer, we teamed up with to see what kept Brits busy during the first UK lockdown, by looking at the most in-demand home improvement trades on Bark during that period.

We learnt that most people made the most out of their time at home by getting well and truly stuck into home DIY projects, with demand skyrocketing for outdoor-themed services and home decorating projects.

UK Lockdown 1.0 

This time around, we decided to team up with again to compare the increase in enquiries for the first 30 days starting from the first day of lockdown 1.0 vs. 2.0 (23rd March 2020 vs 5th November 2020). Here’s what we found:

UK Lockdown 1.0 vs. 2.0 

Perhaps unsurprisingly, demand for draught-proofing soared in lockdown 2.0 compared to 1.0. Looks like the cold got the better of us!

Strangely, requests for bed bug extermination soared in lockdown 2.0 compared to lockdown 1.0 – your guess is as good as ours as to why!

And some good news, requests for solar panel installation increased massively in lockdown 2.0 compared to the first lockdown. Perhaps suggesting that we’re becoming more environmentally conscious as a nation – that’s one good thing to come out of 2020 at least!

Did you catch the lockdown home improvement bug? We’d love to see what type of home revamp you’ve been keeping busy with! Tweet in photos to @barkteam, or tag us in your Instagram posts @barkteamuk or add a #betterwithbark to your before and after pics. Or, find us on Facebook.










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