DIY isn't worth the effort: official

Sarah Coles
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With a shocking 28% of people gearing up to decorate a room over the forthcoming bank holidays, and another 23% preparing to get all those niggling jobs round the house finished, a new survey has struck an essential blow for the idle.

It has revealed that DIY offers an increasingly poor return on your investment.