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DIY home makeovers are 'no surprise' in economic climate

Category: Vertical Blinds
It is little surprise that many Brits are choosing to fit their own vertical blinds to save on tradesman costs during the economic downturn, it has been claimed.

However, Andrew Skipworth, founder of tradesmen search portal Ratedpeople.com, has urged homeowners not to cut corners on more complicated tasks such as fitting appliances.

He said that DIY projects are an obvious way to save money, but underlined the importance of having someone with the appropriate expertise on hand to ensure the proper safety procedures are being followed.

Mr Skipworth added: "It is not surprising that home owners are trying to save and do the work themselves, especially given the economic climate.

"However, it is more important than ever that home owners don't throw their money away by taking on more complex work and getting it wrong."

Commenting earlier this week, the news editor at Construction News magazine Alex Hawkes suggested that property owners are more likely to undertake existing home refits rather than invest in new builds during the economic downturn.ADNFCR-2954-ID-19637854-ADNFCR