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DIY Store Encourages Skills Development

DIY store, Homebase, is working together with the national Union of Students to encourage them to think about the importance of a good diet by growing their own food.

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DIY Stores Don't Rate Highly

A survey conducted by Which? magazine has found that Wilkinson has higher levels of customer satisfaction than DIY stores and garden centres.

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DIY Stores Help in World Record

More than 900 DIY stores and garden centres have been part of a world record for planting trees attempted over the weekend. Known as Tree O'Clock the record of 653,143 is hoped to have been beaten by the planting of trees in schools, parks and family gardens.

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DIY Stores Reduce the Amount of Packaging They Use

6 of the major UK DIY and Home Improvement stores have made a commitment to reduce the amount of packaging they use and the amount of waste they send to landfills. The commitment is a voluntary agreement between the stores and WRAP and will be known as the Home Improvement Sector Commitment.
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DIY Stores To Stop Selling Peat Based Compost

The government is calling for garden centres and DIY stores to stop selling peat based compost within the next ten years.

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DIY Stores Under Attack

Two major DIY stores appeared to have been under attack over the weekend as arsonists set fire to the South Aylesford Homebase store and later, the Larkfield B&Q. The Homebase store fire required 17 fire engines and it was feared the building may collapse due to the severity of the fire.

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DIY Streets Scheme

Residents of a Cardiff street have taken part in the DIY Streets scheme which encourages members of a street to design their own traffic calming measures and improve the appearance of their street.

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DIY Suits And Props From BBC's Doctor Who Up For Sale

More than 100 props from BBC's Doctor Who are to sold off at auction today in London. Doctor Who fans will be well aware than many of the items are likely to be home-made, DIY suits and props using items such as foam latex and electrical components from household objects.

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Construction Industry Boosts Travis Perkins

The country's largest builders merchant, Travis Perkins is expecting a good year following a pick up in the construction industry. The retailer also includes Wickes, which has seen a slight downturn in the last year.

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Construction Industry Criticise New Guidelines

New guidelines issued by the Scottish government have been criticised by the construction industry after it was reported that they may cause an increase of £8,000 on construction costs.

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Consumers Increasingly Buying Gardening Products

The latest research from Verdict has shown that consumers are increasingly spending their hard earned cash on gardening products, rather than DIY.

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Cost Cutting for DIY Recovery

Kingfisher chief executive Ian Cheshire has announced that they expect flat sales this year at B&Q, despite the home improvement industry as a whole predicting a 5% drop in like for like sales. He described it as a “DIY recovery” and will focus on cost cutting and business improvements.

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