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Nationwide predicts Easter DIY boom

A survey from Nationwide Building Society has revealed that almost half of Brits are looking into completing DIY during the Easter break.

Sales in home improvement loans have increased significantly during the second half of 2007 to 2012, seeing a 69 per cent increase. Furthermore, the average size of a loan increased by 21 per cent - rising from £7,3932 to £9,570 during the same period.

This suggests that more and more UK residents are looking into purchasing power tools, materials and other equipment to make alterations and improvements to their home. The move could come as people look to saving money in whatever way they can, with DIY an option to make necessary changes without spending money on professional services.

However, it is important to stay safe when conducting household alterations so make sure you have adequate safety clothing.

The research found that nine per cent are putting up a shed or outhouse, with the same figure looking to tiling or floors. Some four per cent are also looking to add insulation to their proper

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