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Britons down tools as DIY hits 12-year low amid property slump
By Sean Poulter
Last updated at 12:21 AM on 25th June 2011
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DIY drought: Gorgeous bombshell Kirstie Allsopp paints on the Channel 4 home show Location, Location, Location
It looks so easy on TV: a lick of paint here, a nail or two there, and – voilà – your humble abode is transformed into a palace.
But it seems the reality of DIY – soul-destroying weekends of blisters and bodges, a far cry from the slick results seen in programmes such as the BBC’s Changing Rooms – might finally have sunk in.
For spending on DIY has fallen to a 12-year low as Britons have tired of expensive trips to the local B&Q or Homebase to find just the right screw or the perfect shade of paint.

I have noticed the slump in prices: 5L cans of Dulux emulsion, buy 2 get the third free. Real wood veneer floor £20m...

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Arggh that woman again! Kirsty Allsop is fronting a new Persil television advertisment campaign, it's very patronising! Don't buy Persil!

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Gorgeous bombshell Kirstie Allsopp

Are they serious?

5L cans of Dulux emulsion, buy 2 get the third free.

Shame you can't eat/drink paint. Or use it to light/heat your home.

Looking for deflation in all the wrong places old chap.

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Arggh that woman again! Kirsty Allsop is fronting a new Persil television advertisment campaign, it's very patronising! Don't buy Persil!

Complete with moustache? ohmy.gif

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I have noticed the slump in prices: 5L cans of Dulux emulsion, buy 2 get the third free. Real wood veneer floor £20m...

Don't tell Sir Merv, RB. He'll add it to the inflation basket, along with iPod's and sundry Chinese tat.

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Well with some? in negative equity, and transaction volumes in the gutter no surprise the frenzy has collapsed.

RB you can get loads of good deals?

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I have noticed the slump in prices: 5L cans of Dulux emulsion, buy 2 get the third free.

The quality of the Dulux (and Crown) paint they sell at the Big DIY stores has fallen so much that you need a third can to do the job than two used to...

We only buy 'trade' paint, and don't waste time doing extra coats.

Crown Decorating Centres are currently selling 6 litres of White Trade Emulsion for £17.99. B&Q want £15.48 for 5L of Crown branded white water. ;)

Within walking distance of the house we've got a CDC, a Denmans Electrical, an independent tile shop, and an old-fashioned hardware shop that looks like the set of Open All Hours and smells of paraffin. They all beat the big DIY stores on quality and/or price, and give a much better level of service and advice.

The big DIY stores all lost out on supplying our new kitchen, for various reasons too.

The last time we went to B&Q was because we wanted some Rock Salt, and nowhere else had stock.

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The quality of the Dulux (and Crown) paint they sell at the Big DIY stores has fallen so much that you need a third can to do the job than two used to...

The last tin of Delux Gloss I used on the skirting and door frames turned yellow within 6 months. That was the ever-white stuff too or whatever they called it at the time.

Still, good news about the drop off in DIY sales. Maybe the illusion one can splash room full of magnolia and ask 20 grand more is finally being shattered. I expect twigs and vases are having a really rough time of it right now :lol:

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I'm currently in the maintenance phase at home, not the pimping stage.

Some walls need pointing but once that's done I can leave it for hopefully 20 years.

Replaced the guttering so hopefully that will be good for 20+ years.

Everything I'm doing is something that hopefully will be done once and not touched again for decades.

Looks like the next time I want paint I'll have to go looking for Trade paint if it's a better quality.

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I'm currently in the maintenance phase at home, not the pimping stage.

Some walls need pointing but once that's done I can leave it for hopefully 20 years.

Replaced the guttering so hopefully that will be good for 20+ years.

Everything I'm doing is something that hopefully will be done once and not touched again for decades.

Looks like the next time I want paint I'll have to go looking for Trade paint if it's a better quality.

did you find any money in the gutter to downpay the mortgage with?

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The last tin of Delux Gloss I used on the skirting and door frames turned yellow within 6 months. That was the ever-white stuff too or whatever they called it at the time.

Still, good news about the drop off in DIY sales. Maybe the illusion one can splash room full of magnolia and ask 20 grand more is finally being shattered. I expect twigs and vases are having a really rough time of it right now :lol:

I think they still make the stuff here in Huddersfield. The former "ICI paints division" has long gone, ICI having been broken up and sold off to foreigners by City scum so I reckon much downsized. I'm sure this was good for Britain in the long term and the bonuses earned propped up the London property bubble. Long term reliable jobs with decent pensions went also for new staff to be replaced with short term contractors, so it wouldn't surprise me if the paint is a "pale immitation" of its former self. I suppose the saving grace is that it wasn't sold off to pirate equity but with their general level of incompetence would probably have succeeded in blowing up the whole town with drastic cost cutting measures.

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did you find any money in the gutter to downpay the mortgage with?

Unfortunately not.

Although when we had the bathroom done we did have some of the floorboards up and I found around 80p whilst insulating the heating pipes.

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The last tin of Delux Gloss I used on the skirting and door frames turned yellow within 6 months. That was the ever-white stuff too or whatever they called it at the time.

Still, good news about the drop off in DIY sales. Maybe the illusion one can splash room full of magnolia and ask 20 grand more is finally being shattered. I expect twigs and vases are having a really rough time of it right now :lol:

"Less deer shot as trees and bushes make sudden, mysterious recovery"

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Are they serious?

Shame you can't eat/drink paint. Or use it to light/heat your home.

Looking for deflation in all the wrong places old chap.

Less people selling paint means less wages, less money in circulation, more expensive food left on the shelves?

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Arggh that woman again! Kirsty Allsop is fronting a new Persil television advertisment campaign, it's very patronising! Don't buy Persil!

Property Porn Queen turns washer woman has a certain irony to it.

What's she laundering? Property proceeds?

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I'm currently in the maintenance phase at home, not the pimping stage.

Some walls need pointing but once that's done I can leave it for hopefully 20 years.

Replaced the guttering so hopefully that will be good for 20+ years.

Everything I'm doing is something that hopefully will be done once and not touched again for decades.

Looks like the next time I want paint I'll have to go looking for Trade paint if it's a better quality.

Slap it on allover....... ;)

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2007881/Britons-tools-DIY-hits-12-year-low.html

Britons down tools as DIY hits 12-year low amid property slump
By Sean Poulter
Last updated at 12:21 AM on 25th June 2011
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DIY drought:
Gorgeous bombshell
Kirstie Allsopp paints on the Channel 4 home show Location, Location, Location
It looks so easy on TV: a lick of paint here, a nail or two there, and – voilà – your humble abode is transformed into a palace.
But it seems the reality of DIY – soul-destroying weekends of blisters and bodges, a far cry from the slick results seen in programmes such as the BBC’s Changing Rooms – might finally have sunk in.
For spending on DIY has fallen to a 12-year low as Britons have tired of expensive trips to the local B&Q or Homebase to find just the right screw or the perfect shade of paint.

I have noticed the slump in prices: 5L cans of Dulux emulsion, buy 2 get the third free. Real wood veneer floor £20m...

Gorgeous BOMBSHELL??????????? What planet are these people on. I have no bias but the krusty fat trollop pretends to be posh and ramps property causing misery to FTBs for her own personal gain.

DIY at 12 year low? Someone ought to tell this to my next door neighbour who moved in 3 years ago yet the noisy stupid bitch is ALWAYS banging around doing some job or another with a hammer. I saw the old house internally before she moved in -- the old neighbours had done everything to it over the years, it needed no work at all doing to it at all! Some people are addicted to DIY and spending money on tat. Especially women. Like my next door neighbour...

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the DIY chains are seriously fµcked. they used up 30 years of housing retail in 10.

they wont really survive.

look at who shops in them. the dumb and the stupid and the still believers.

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The quality of the Dulux (and Crown) paint they sell at the Big DIY stores has fallen so much that you need a third can to do the job than two used to...

We only buy 'trade' paint, and don't waste time doing extra coats.

Crown Decorating Centres are currently selling 6 litres of White Trade Emulsion for £17.99. B&Q want £15.48 for 5L of Crown branded white water. ;)

Within walking distance of the house we've got a CDC, a Denmans Electrical, an independent tile shop, and an old-fashioned hardware shop that looks like the set of Open All Hours and smells of paraffin. They all beat the big DIY stores on quality and/or price, and give a much better level of service and advice.

The big DIY stores all lost out on supplying our new kitchen, for various reasons too.

The last time we went to B&Q was because we wanted some Rock Salt, and nowhere else had stock.

Thats what happens when you sell your crown jewels (ICI in this case) to dirty foreigners - according to my Dad! :D

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2007881/Britons-tools-DIY-hits-12-year-low.html

Britons down tools as DIY hits 12-year low amid property slump
By Sean Poulter
Last updated at 12:21 AM on 25th June 2011
Comments (334,789) Add to My Stories Share
DIY drought: Gorgeous bombshell Kirstie Allsopp paints on the Channel 4 home show Location, Location, Location
It looks so easy on TV: a lick of paint here, a nail or two there, and – voilà – your humble abode is transformed into a palace.
But it seems the reality of DIY – soul-destroying weekends of blisters and bodges, a far cry from the slick results seen in programmes such as the BBC’s Changing Rooms – might finally have sunk in.
For spending on DIY has fallen to a 12-year low as Britons have tired of expensive trips to the local B&Q or Homebase to find just the right screw or the perfect shade of paint.

I have noticed the slump in prices: 5L cans of Dulux emulsion, buy 2 get the third free. Real wood veneer floor £20m...

Yup

One of the only good things to come out of the house price boom was it encouraged homeowners and investors to upgrade a lot of tatty property as all the money invested would be repaid on sale of property.

No we are going back to the days were conservatories, new bathrooms and kitchens only repay a percentage back on the sale.

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