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Preferences for DIY Amongst Women

Research by shutter retailer, thecaliforniacompany.co.uk has found that 67% of women do DIY and 90% own some sort of power tool.

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Prince of Wales' New Start Initiative Helping Londoners Insulate Their Homes

The Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and the CEO of the Kingfisher Group Euan Sutherland have joined together with the Prince of Wales' new Start initiative to help Londoners insulate their homes. Figures from B&Q show that simple insulation can save home-owners around £150 a year and could be completed in less than a day.

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Prize for the Oldest Boiler

An initiative launched by the National Home Improvement Council is searching for the UK's oldest boiler. The competition is being run in conjunction with nPower and the winner will receive £3000 towards a new A rated boiler.

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Over 50's Still Keen on Home Improvements

Research conducted by Saga Home Insurance has discovered that the over 50's are still keen to make improvements on their homes despite having less money to do so. In fact almost a quarter said they will be doing some DIY this year compared to just 10% in 2009 who said the same.

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Marks & Spencer Are On The Bandwagon

Marks & Spencer have gotten on the green bandwagon and are offering a home insurance product which will reduce the environmental impact made should the home owner make a claim.

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Massive Range Of Home Lighting

B&Q has launched it's biggest lighting range this month to give their customers a huge choice of styles and suitability. The range has an incredible 356 styles of light from chandeliers and floor lights to table lamps and spotlights. Prices start at just £2.48.

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Maximise Value and Save Money

Ratedpeople.com, the tradesman rating website, has advised people to tailor their home improvements to what the buyer market is demanding.

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Motivating Factors for DIY

A survey by homeless charity Shelter in conjunction with the Royal Institute of British Architects has found that 12% of homeowners would like to make their homes more energy efficient.

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My House is My Home - Not Just an Investment

Research from one of the UK's largest insurers has recently shown that 68% of home-owners see their property as their home rather than just an investment and 72% said they would rather be at home than anywhere else.

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Nasty Problems Due to the Colder Weather

Insurance comparison site Confused.com has been warning its customers about a nasty problem they may have due to the colder weather. It isn't burst water pipes for a change...

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New City Centre B&Q Stores

B&Q has plans to open smaller stores in UK city centres over the next 18 months. The smaller format stores will have a floor space of just 35 to 40,000 square feet and will feature home-wares alongside other more basic items.

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New Floor Leveller Products

Pioneering manufacturer Dunlop launches new floor leveller products to its existing range

Dunlop Adhesives is delighted to launch its new Floor Leveller range, available from stockists from 8th February. The new range compliments Dunlop’s existing Premium Floor Leveller product to provide a comprehensive range to cater for all applications.

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