Around 1 million Norwegians will use the Easter holidays to fix up houses and gardens

GardeningPhoto: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB
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A recent survey shows that 1 million Norwegians plan to use the Easter holidays to fix up houses and gardens.

The survey shows that 1.6 million Norwegians plan to fix up houses and gardens – and that around 1 million of them will use the Easter holidays this year for such activities, the newspaper Nationen writes.

People in Rogaland, Vestfold, and Telemark are especially keen to use Easter to fix up their surroundings.

Despite the fact that houses and gardens are increasingly exposed to climate-related damage, few people consider this when renovating houses or fixing up gardens.

Effects of climate change

The survey shows that only one in ten Norwegians considers climate change when they spend their renovation money. Seven out of ten are not worried about whether their home can withstand climate change.

Respons Analysis has carried out the survey on behalf of Fremtind Forsikring.

“The last ten years, we have had a more humid climate and extreme weather. Water from precipitation and floods penetrates people’s homes more often,” Therese Hofstad-Nielsen in Fremtind stated.

She believes people should make an effort to ensure that the water flows in the right direction, namely away from the house.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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