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May Bank Holiday Will See Brits Spend At Least 10 Hours Doing DIY

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The May bank holiday traditionally marks the beginning of DIY season and it's likely that millions of Brits will either be calling in tradespeople or rolling up their own sleeves to get stuck into DIY jobs around the home and garden over the four day break.

The average person is planning to spend 10 hours on this bank holiday doing a mixture of DIY, gardening and decorating jobs a poll by Toolstation has found.

Questioned on the top activities they would be carrying out over the weekend, the survey found that 63% would be working in the garden and 43% would be carrying out painting and decorating jobs. Another 16% are planning to put up shelves, while 15% would be building furniture.

The poll also found that an ambitious 17% plan to spend two days carrying out DIY jobs and 10% plan on investing three days on completing them.

The survey also found that the projects most likely to cause problems for households over the period include plastering a wall (67%), laying a patio (31%), tiling a bathroom (28%) and fitting a carpet (25%).

Toolstation spokesperson Greg Richardson said: “The May bank holiday weekend is always one of the busiest of the year for DIY, with plenty of time to tackle important or much needed projects around the home. People are more likely to try something ambitious and our advice is to make sure you prepare well or get an expert in to help save you time and stress on the more challenging tasks.”

*Figures from Toolstation Customer Panel of tradespeople and DIYers, polled between 16th-21st March 2022 

Source : Toolstation

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29 April 2022

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