Bolton has been named the ninth best place for home renovations in the UK.

Research carried out by Atlas Ceramics analysed three criterias in 50 UK destinations to reveal the best and worst places to renovate homes.

Bolton came in the top ten with a home renovating score of 6.33 out of ten.

The research analysed the average property price, the number and quality of tradesmen and the number of homeware stores in each UK destination.

Bolton had an average property price of £201,753, 800 people per trade company, and 9.73 out of ten rating for average tradesman reviews.

Only four of the top ten locations for renovating were in the north, including Sunderland, Telford, Warrington and Bolton.

Whilst they analysed the best place for home renovations, with Portsmouth rated the best place, they also analysed the worst place with Edinburgh being named the worst city for renovation with a total score of 1.33 out of ten.

This is most likely due to having the lowest tradesmen review score in the study.

The UK capital of London was named the second-worst city for renovation with a score of just 1.79/10.

This is most likely due to the city having the largest property price in the study, with an average of a whopping £715,201.

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A B&Q spokesperson said: “Its’s no surprise that home improvements are popular with the people of Bolton.

"In fact, our own data from our recent B&Q Slice of Home Report launched last month, which uncovers the different ways in which people are improving their homes to adapt to changing needs and expectations, has highlighted that 8 in 10 people in the UK want to upgrade their homes, and over 50 per cent of the nation have DIY tasks that are unfinished.”

Mike Head, director of Atlas Ceramics commented: "Without regular maintenance, most houses can quickly fall into disrepair.

"Fortunately, most homeowners, notice developing issues and rectify them, as this not only improves their home but also changes how their house looks and feels.

"With the renovation process becoming more common across the country, especially after lockdown, this inspired us to look at the best areas in the country for renovations.

"It was great to see Northern cities featured in the top ten, with Bolton and Telford scoring highly for tradesmen reviews and DIY shops.

"It was also interesting to see Edinburgh and London ranking as one of the worst cities for renovations.

"This highlights an issue with the most congested cities perhaps being tougher environments for renovations due to the housing markets and big population.

"If you're considering renovating your home, make sure to plan and budget appropriately - remember to also take as much time as you need and read reviews of companies and tradesmen to be extra safe."