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    DIY 'more popular in current economic climate'


    Homeowners are increasingly taking a DIY attitude, a home improvement expert claims.

    DIY More Popular - lets-do-diy.comJason Orme, editor of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, points out that although there was once a "consumable 'chuck away' kind of society", the current economic climate has driven people to focus more on attempting DIY and repairing things themselves.

    He adds that instead of paying a professional to do work in their home for them people "are happy to have a go themselves and do just as good a job".

    Mr Orme goes on to claim that Britons are looking more towards home improvements - rather than moving - to expand the amount of space they have in their property, stating it is a "really easy" way of boosting the value of a home.

    DIY enthusiasts may also be interested to hear his assertions that any renovations to a home which can make it "stand out from the crowd" may have a better chance of attracting buyers in the current market.

    His comments follow claims made by Grand Designs editor Claire Barrett who stated that people are willing to invest a significant sum of money in improving their property, although they are looking to get some form of return on their investment.

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


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