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News and views from the world of DIY.

12 Apr 2011: Scots DIYers urged to take care over the Easter break icon

Handy householders in Scotland are being urged to take care when carrying out home or garden projects over the Easter break in a safety message promoted by the nation’s health service.


7 Apr 2011: 10 great DIY tips… for women, and for men too icon

Here’s something we’ve enjoyed reading today – 10 great DIY tips for women who’d like to be more handy around the house.


7 Apr 2011: Social tenants “could be encouraged to take on more DIY” icon

Tenants in social housing could be encouraged to do more DIY projects on their rented homes, according to housing minister Grant Shapps.


23 Feb 2011: Wikiseat – what it looks like is entirely up to you icon

Here’s a DIY project we really like – the Wikiseat, designed according to its originators to inspire creativity and help build community in Columbus, Ohio, USA.


18 Feb 2011: Black & Decker Workmate inventor Ron Hickman dies icon

Sad news this morning – Ron Hickman, a man who has probably helped you extensively with your own DIY dilemmas, has died aged 78 in hospital after a long illness.


17 Feb 2011: Vanilla Ice makes his DIY debut icon

All right, stop, collaborate and listen. We’re going to paint the hallway a nice shade of magnolia and get some wood flooring down with a nice, stylish rug…


7 Feb 2011: Tooled Up: Top February products

If you’re getting spring fever, with its symptoms of itching to get on with all those outdoor DIY jobs that you’ve been putting off over the winter, now is a great time to invest in a few new tools.


18 Jan 2011: Why we reckon DIY skills aren’t quite dead yet icon

So, have people given up doing it themselves? Over the last week we’ve seen yet another slew of stories on the subject of how young people today simply aren’t interested in DIY. But we’re not completely convinced.


22 Dec 2010: Forget footballers or millionaires, Aussie women want DIY savants icon

Ladies – offered the choice of a millionaire, a famous actor, an international sports star and a bloke who can reliably fix things when they fall apart, which would you choose?


18 Dec 2010: B&Q launches ‘Top Rated’ page

The B&Q Social Hub

Wondering what other customers reckon are the best products on the B&Q website? The DIY giant has launched a special page to help you do just that.

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