The free diy home improvement guide with answers to your questions on a wide range of do it yourself projects.

 

Home Improvements To Avoid!

According to GoCompare there are some home improvement projects that will cost you way more than you'll get back, should you sell your home.

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World Cup May Boost DIY Sales

B&Q is hoping to draw in football fans over the next few weeks with a number of World Cup themed items which they are selling from their stores.

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Young Men Lack Confidence with DIY

Research from Screwfix has found that young men lack confidence when it comes to DIY. They believe that this may account for why young men tend to rent properties rather than buy.

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£400 Boiler Scrappage Offer Matched

With the extreme temperatures being experienced around the country this week, the timing could not be better for the introduction of the Governments boiler scrappage scheme. The scheme offers £400 off a new boiler for those who qualify.

However, British Gas and npower have both said they are willing to match the government and will offer a further £400 to those buying a boiler from them.

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“Green Loans” For Home-owners

The Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Milliband will be announcing the details of “green Loans” for home-owners this week. The government will be offering loans to people who install environmental products, such as solar panels or insulation.

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Who Loves DIY

Research conducted by Bosch has discovered that one in five men hate doing DIY, while one in four women quite enjoy it. In fact, 52% of women indulge in a spot of DIY every now and then.

Of those men who didn't like DIY, one third said it took too much time, one in five said they didn't know what they were doing and 21% said they were just too lazy to bother.

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Wickes to Trial Smaller Kitchen and Bathroom Showrooms

DIY market leader Wickes is to trial a number of smaller kitchen and bathroom showrooms in an attempt to pick up some of the business left by the decline of MFI.

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WIN Tickets to the Ideal Home Show

Diyfixit is giving you the chance to WIN tickets to “Britain’s most loved consumer event”, by simply taking part in our Ideal Home Show Caption Competition. *Sorry, The Competition Is Now Closed*

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Winter DIY Advice

With the arrival of heavy snow in many parts of the country and sub zero temperatures, Diyfixit has timed it just right with a series of Winter Articles in it's online magazine.

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Women Honing Their DIY Skills

Green Party spokesperson and the creator of the Alliance Against Urban 4x4's Sian Berry has written a new book titled Mend It! The book is aimed at people (women?) who are a little worried at the prospect of doing some DIY around the house. The book offers tips on small projects from wobbly table legs to rewiring a lamp.

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Women Spend More Rectifying DIY Disasters

Churchill Home Insurance have revealed that women will spend an average of £146 to rectify a DIY disaster, while men will spend just £90 on one of their mistakes.

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Totally DIY Show Visitor Numbers Improved By 375%

Visitor numbers at the Totally DIY Show at the NEC in Birmingham have improved dramatically since last year from 2511 to an incredible 9372. This represents an increase of 375%.

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