Focus promotes tool sales

Published:  20 July, 2010

CHESHIRE: Britain's DIY retailers are determined to expose doing it yourself as a false economy with yet another survey that identifies the cost of bodged home improvement.

The report from Focus DIY designed to promote tools sales said more than one in 10 people surveyed had to pay for an expert to fix their haphazard DIY attempts, with one in five paying more than 150.

The majority of DIY enthusiasts admit to using kitchen cutlery to finish a job because they lack essential tools, the report said.

Focus project manager Nasim Valli said: "It's ironic that spending money on the right tools and fixings can actually end up saving you time and cash if you don't have to pay to get your DIY disasters fixed."

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