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Councillor Ken Rigby is Concerned

The Nottingham Evening Post has reported that councillor Ken Rigby is concerned with how DIY enthusiasts are disposing of their used paint pots.

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1 in 3 Fail to Set Alarms

A survey by Swinton insurance has revealed that 70% of UK homeowners would investigate if they heard their neighbours burglar alarm going off. 26% would just call the police and 3% would simply ignore it.

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1.7 Million Dollar Home Improvement Job

Iconic pop-star Madonna is reportedly planning on spending $1.7m (US) on a home improvement job at her Manhatten townhouse.

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30 Year DIY Project

Owen Waterboys has finally launched his DIY boat nearly 30 years after he started it. He began building the boat in 1982 in his Mum's garden and expected it might take 5 years to complete. 30 years later and plenty of man-hours he had the task of getting it from the garden to the sea.

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35% of Car Owners Service Their Own Car

Latest research has shown that 35% of car owners would try to carry out a service themselves in an attempt to save some cash.

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41% of Home-Owners are Putting Their DIY Skills to Good Use

Research from moneysupermarket.com has found that UK home-owners are putting their DIY skills to good use in the winter weather. 41% had taken energy efficient measures in their home, such as insulation and draught excluders, while another 39% would do so if they could receive financial assistance. Just 19% said that they didn't believe their home could be made more energy efficient or they just couldn't be bothered to do so.

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450 New B&Q Products For Elderly DIYers

A report from B&Q has found that an incredible 7.9m people could be left in housing which is not suitable for them as they age. The Generation Evicted Report found that 50% of people want to stay in their own homes as they get older, but just 18% believe their home will be suitable for them.

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50% of UK Homes Need Remedial Work

Research from Bosch has recently shown that UK homes are in a worse state of repair than anyone thought. In fact their research indicates that 50% of homes need at least some remedial work.

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5x £50 Focus DIY vouchers up for grabs!

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To celebrate the launch of its fantastic new and exclusive World Of Colour paints range, Focus DIY has teamed up with Diyfixit.co.uk to offer five website visitors the chance to win £50 of vouchers. **Competition Closed**

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60% of DIY Items Purchased By Women

Research by Tesco has discovered that 60% of women are now shopping for DIY items, an increase of nearly 40% on 20 years ago.

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64% of Adults Prefer Doing DIY Than Employ a Tradesman

Marks & Spencer Money has conducted a survey which has shown that 64% of UK adults would rather do a DIY job themselves than employ a tradesman or expert. In addition, one fifth also said they had spilled paint on the carpet or flooring while decorating.

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70% of London New Builds Are Bought as Investments

A You Gov survey has found that 37% of people currently living in London would put off having children until they could afford to buy a property.

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