Monthly Archives: April 2009

Experts Highlight Eco DIY

As many people turn to doing up their homes rather than selling them due to the economic downturn, experts are warning that using solvent based paints which contain volatile compounds can be hazardous for your health and the environment. Industry insiders have said that chemical cleaning products, paints and other chemicals we use to make… Read More »

Scottish Home Improvement Stores Buck Trend

There are reports from numerous sources heralding the beginning of the end for the home improvement industry due to a fierce decline in demand, but the outlook is less bleak in Scotland. According to reports by the BBC all retailers in Scotland were seeing a slight recovery in March after a fearsome dip in spending… Read More »

Home Improvement Spending in Sharp Decline

According to studies conducted by the LIRA Project affiliated with the prestigious US University, Harvard, home improvement spending is predicted to decline significantly throughout the year. Already, the industry is reeling due to a lack of interest and many small businesses are struggling to stay afloat because of a shortage of demand but these recently… Read More »

Potential VAT Cut for DIY

According to reports recently released by the Scottish Building Federation some special new schemes could mean that VAT on home improvement items (and services) is cut down to just 5%. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, has been offered several similar schemes in the pre-budget period which will end on the 22nd of April… Read More »

Experts Advise DIY Caution this Easter

Several prominent DIY experts and insurers have warned that the Easter holidays are a common time for people to take on home improvement projects which may be dangerous. These warnings come, after the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has confirmed that every year 200,000 people are injured due to preventable accidents which range… Read More »