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Brits are back doing it for themselves
The British public is falling back in love with DIY, a new study has revealed. More than one in two people said that they are now having a go at home improvement jobs that they would have got someone in to do five years ago.
A whopping 61% of Brits said that they are more likely to tackle simple DIY tasks versus five years ago, the study by Spaceslide has revealed.
The fitted wardrobe and sliding door company polled 1,897 people across the UK about their attitudes to DIY (including fitting products like wardrobe doors) and discovered that while they still won't tackle jobs like electrics, plumbing and tiling (three quarters said they wouldn't do any of these jobs), they would have a go at decorating (58%), cutting down and fitting blinds (87%) and installing a fitted wardrobe (67%).
And women in particular were keen to get their hands dirty, with more than half saying they would be more prepared to have a go at simple DIY.
Of those polled (men and women), a massive 84% cited money saving and the current financial climate as the main reason for switching from GSI to DIY, with one in three saying the convenience and low risk of GSI no longer outweighs the cost savings of DIY.
"DIY doesn't have to be daunting and most customers are surprised how easy it is to fit products like sliding wardrobe doors and room dividers given the right tools and guidance," says Jon Gough, Spaceslide spokesman. "We provide step by step guides and videos on our website to ensure customers get the support they need to be able to fit their own products.
"Our study found that the availability of home improvement products now available on the internet versus five years ago is another reason for the increase in DIY - where cost savings on online purchases, on items like sliding wardrobe doors, are also encouraging confident consumers to keep costs down by having a go at fitting products themselves too."
Spaceslide.co.uk is one of the UK's largest online stores for made-to-measure sliding wardrobe door systems and wardrobe storage solutions. The company supports customers throughout the online buying process with step-by-step guides to measuring, product design advice, a free sample service and online product and installation instructions (including video). Its web-based Design & Quote system provides instant quotes and easy order process.
To support the UK's new found love of DIY, Spaceslide is giving KBZine readers a free cordless drill on all qualifying online orders for a limited period. The drill promotion is subject to availability.
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