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Demand for tradesmen increases as the nation falls out of love with DIY

Business is looking up for the UK’s tradespeople as Britons increasingly down tools and turn to the professionals to carry out work on their home improvement projects, research has revealed.

As recent reports[1] claim hectic lifestyles and lack of basic DIY skills are to blame for homeowners’ general lack of enthusiasm for DIY, tradesmen are simultaneously reporting a rise in work. This is the finding of a major study by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s biggest online and mail order supplier of ironmongery products to the trade.

The in-depth research, which was a study of over 10,000 people working across a range of trades, revealed that business is on the up for most UK trade professionals. 93 per cent said business is positive, with 16 per cent of these claiming business is ‘booming’. Only 7 per cent of tradespeople said that they are struggling at the moment.

The increase in work is said to be linked to homeowners preferring to get a professional in for maintenance jobs around the house, rather than doing it themselves.

Wayne Lysaght-Mason, managing director at IronmongeryDirect, said: “While it’s a shame that the nation has fallen out of love with DIY, it’s positive news for the industry as tradesmen are reporting an increase in work.

“Hiring a professionally qualified tradesman can be extremely beneficial as not only are they guaranteed to do the job properly, they can ultimately save homeowners’ time and money in the long run.”

[1] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11178935/Homebase-to-close-one-in-four-stores.html

Source : IronmongeryDirect

17 November 2014

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