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Overall, a fuss-free garden was favoured, with a quarter (24%) opting for simplicity. Yorkshire and the Humber proved the biggest nature lovers with 27% saying they’d want a wildlife-friendly garden, followed by the North East (24%). More than a third wanted a water feature, a quarter craved a pond and 24% splashed out on a hot tub. However, awareness of global warming and climate change seems to be taking effect, with 90% choosing to include eco-friendly features. Solar panels proved the most popular eco-feature with 59% including them in their ideal home - people from Wales, the South West, and the North West were most likely to use them. Building your own home is something lots of people dream about doing. But, there’s a huge amount to consider from the location to plots of land available, builders and getting relevant insurance. Land isn’t cheap, especially when planning permission has already been granted. Be wary of plots that seem too good to be true! So, how does your dream home compare to the results of this campaign? For more information and to see the ideal home fly through, head to www.gocompare.com/ mortgages/the-ideal-home/ *On 20 July 2017, 4media Group conducted an online survey among 2,005 randomly selected UK adults (aged 18 and over). n


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