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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 22:06
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 75
I agree ( 3 kids in their 20's who have successfully ignored months of DIY projects going on around them)

Labour rates in recent years made getting a tradesman in cheaper than buying the tools each time they checked, plus woodwork and metalwork no longer seen as exciting at school so there's also fear of messing it up.

Older generation have the tools and the skill and the experience -> confidence. OK it took a week to paint the room but it's lovely
Younger generation do consider DIY but not in the way we did 30 -40 years ago. A week of evenings is incredibly boringly "long" and DIY has no bragging power :-)
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