Now is a good time for DIY projects

Now is a good time for DIY projects Current economic conditions provide a good platform to begin DIY projects to homes, an industry expert has said.

Tim Doherty, managing director of the National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon, explained that more people consider self-build programmes during tight financial circumstances.

He added that DIY self-build projects have done well in the last few years because there are many opportunities in the sector.

"People have always selected self-build because of the economic gain," Mr Doherty noted.

"The fact that there is a recession might mean there are a few more people with a little more time on their hands, but I think it is the economic environment which is providing conditions that make it easier to acquire land, which is probably the biggest hurdle."

Figures from the National Self Build & Renovation Centre show that self-builders spend £1.4 billion on building materials for DIY projects each year.

Posted by Jenny Marshall

N.B. The information contained in this story is provided by the supplier and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of

Print this page  |  rss feedSubscribe to feed  |  Bookmark this page  |  Send to a friend