DIY appears to be an increasingly popular activity among Britons.
In the latest Retail Sales Monitor released by the British Retail Consortium and KPMG, a rise in sales of home improvement and gardening products was noted in the four weeks leading up to May 2nd.
The surging popularity was said to be driven by recent improvements in the weather and the growing trend for homeowners to improve their existing property instead of moving house.
“Indoor decorating continued to benefit from the trend to improving rather than moving home and value ranges for DIY products were popular,” the report states.
Gardencare products, seeds, tools and lawnmowers had seen particularly strong growth during the past few weeks, as overall sales were up 4.6 per cent from the same period of time last year.
Meanwhile, Dr Tim Denison, retail psychologist for Synovate, recently claimed that Britain’s “until-now repressed spring clean mentality” has helped to drive sales at DIY stores and garden centres.