How much these basic home repairs cost, according to new research

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New research has found UK homeowners forked out an average of £2,864 on home maintenance in 2022, 5.8% higher than the year before.

These works include major issues such as electrical wiring, damp, brickwork faults, and boiler issues, as well as smaller ones like gutter blockages, missing roof slats, and dripping radiators.

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