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74% Of People In The UK Will Undertake a Garden Project This Year

Research from Gocompare.com has found that 74% of people in the UK will undertake some sort of garden project this year and may spend as much as £6.8bn.

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75% of Gas Jobs in Scotland Done illegally

The latest figures from the Gas Safe Register have indicated that a possible three quarters of all gas jobs carried out in Scotland homes may be illegal.

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76% Rate Energy Efficiency An Important Factor

Research from Pilkington EnergyKare has found that 76% of would be home-owners now rate energy efficiency as an important factor when buying a home.

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8000 Sign Petition Keep The Paint Scheme At Citadel Station

Nearly 8000 people signed an online petition on Facebook to keep the new paint scheme at the Citadel Station in Carlisle after it was made over by Homebase for one of their ads.

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81% Believe House Prices Will Rise This Year

Optimism in the UK housing market seems to be improving according to a survey by Zoopla.co.uk. The Housing Market Sentiment Survey has shown that 81% of home-owners believe house prices will rise this year and just 10% expect them to fall.

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A Spot Of DIY On Google Street View

Google Maps Street View now covers 95% of the UK allowing people to see some pretty strange sights. The oddest of which appears to be the largest ever pair of hands doing a spot of DIY.

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A Watford Man Dies While Carrying Out Some DIY

A Watford man has died from head injuries after he fell from his car-port roof while carrying out some DIY.
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AA To The Rescue Of Home-owners

The AA is to come to the rescue of home-owners, as it already does for drivers, by helping out with home emergencies and DIY tasks.

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Acute Housing Shortage

The Home Builders Federation have this week announced that the UK is suffering an acute housing shortage. According to their election manifesto, more than 5m people are on the waiting list for a council house while 1.6m children live in overcrowded or unsuitable conditions.

Chairman Steward Baseley commented that despite this shortfall, the industry is building less now than at any time since World War II.

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Advice for Home Owners Hit by Floods

The Federation of Master Builders is warning home-owners hit by the recent floods to take care when employing a builder to carry out any repair work. The FMB say that unscrupulous builders may prey on people during times of stress and may take advantage of the fact that people need their homes repaired as quickly as possible.

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Alan Titchmarsh and B&Q Join Forces

Alan Titchmarsh and B&Q have joined forces to announce their “Get Britain Gardening” campaign. The retailer has the largest chain of garden centres and they are hoping for continued growth by revamping 78 of it's top garden centres.

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Archaeologists Unearth 6th Century BC DIY

A IKEA style do-it-yourself flatpack kit has been unearthed by archaeologists in Italy. The remains of a 6th century BC temple building appear to come with detailed instructions on how to put it together inscribed on the surface of each piece which has been found.

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