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Women Worry about Partners DIY Skills

A recent survey from Myhammer.co.uk has discovered that many women worry about their partners taking on a DIY job around the house and would rather they left it to the professionals. In fact nearly half of those questioned said they dread their husband picking up a hammer.

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Workmate Bench Inventor Has Died Aged 78

The inventor of the Black & Decker Workmate bench died last week after a fall at his home in Jersey. He was aged 78 and had suffered illness resulting from the fall which occurred five months ago.

The Workmate bench is probably one of the most useful and well used products needed by tradesmen and DIYers.

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World Cup May Boost DIY Sales

B&Q is hoping to draw in football fans over the next few weeks with a number of World Cup themed items which they are selling from their stores.

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World’s Most Expensive Kitchen

World’s Most Expensive Kitchen

The most expensive kitchen in the world has been unveiled at the 100% Design Show at Earl's Court this week. The kitchen, made by Colosseo Oro is thought to be worth £300,000. The designer is Paul Marazzi.

Just ten examples of the kitchen will be made and will have features such as 24 carat gold leaf, embossed leather, Venetian glass and Swarovski crystal lights. Each kitchen will also have glitter lacquered worktops. The design is based around a central hub which contains the cooker and fridge. The circular workstation is then surrounded by a breakfast bar – all in a finish with 12 layers of lacquer.

But it isn't just the look of the kitchen which contributes to the cost. The appliances are the best available. One tap which is designed by an architect will cost £6,000 and other appliances will cost a total of £55,000.

Marazzi says that the design is aimed at those at the upper end of the market and is based on the social atmosphere around food. Anyone who wishes to invest in the kitchen will have it customised to meet their requirements.

World’s Smallest Apartment On Sale In Rome

The world's smallest apartment has gone on sale in the heart of Rome. The former porter's closet is just large enough to hold a single bed and little else. Split over two floors, the room has a sleeping platform over a shower room. There is one single window at the bed level. Despite its obvious drawbacks, the bedsit has been getting plenty of interest from locals who are attracted by the price tag of just 50,000 Euros.

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WWF Pulls Out Of Zero Carbon Homes Taskforce

The WWF has announced that it has withdrawn its support from the governments zero carbon homes taskforce as they feel that it is now effectively useless.

The move came as the latest government budget revealed that the government would no longer use emissions from energy use in the home to define zero carbon.

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Wyevale Stops Recycling Plant Pots

Garden enthusiasts will be disappointed to hear that the nations largest garden centre Wyevale has stopped their plant pot recycling scheme. The store which is now known as The Garden Centre Group did have a recycling drop off point at all of its 120 stores, but has been unable to find a recycling company which was able to sort the wide range of plastics which plant pots are made of.

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Young Men Lack Confidence with DIY

Research from Screwfix has found that young men lack confidence when it comes to DIY. They believe that this may account for why young men tend to rent properties rather than buy.

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