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Published on 15 - June - 2009
 
B&Q to offer DIY classes
DIY giant to help customers beat the credit crunch with instruction in home improvement techniques.

Ian Cheshire, chief executive of Kingfisher
Ian Cheshire, chief executive of Kingfisher

B&Q may soon be offering DIY classes to customers who are increasingly doing the work themselves, but lack the requisite skills.

Ian Cheshire, chief executive of B&Q's parent Kingfisher, is keen to make the classes appeal to men who feel they need to hone their skills.

Speaking to The Financial Times, Mr Cheshire said: "DIY is getting a bit cooler again. [People] have got a bit more time and more tight [budget] pressures. Quite a few men don't know how to do these things," said Mr Cheshire. "[Women are] really keen to learn. We have to find a way of presenting it to the men that it is not embarrassing."

The classes, which B&Q hopes to begin running this autumn, build on a revival of interest in home improvement and are likely to be available only in bigger stores.

For more information or to book your place visit diy.com

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07/10/2013 12:33:00
painting and decorating
By charlie
are the courses still running in gillingham??

17/08/2012 18:49:00
Diy courses for ladies
By Hilary Nott
Can you please tell me if your doing ladies coursed in Swansea and when if so; Thanx

06/05/2012 14:57:00
DIY courses for ladies
By Theresa
When is B&Q starting a course in Pipps Hill, Basildon. I would like to attend the course asap

04/02/2012 23:19:00
Nearest courses to bs494lh
By Chris James
The nearest centre for you can do it classes to BS49 4LH is Cribbs causeway. Ask for Helen or stu

02/02/2012 17:25:00

By david hartley
B&Q COURSES [D.I.Y]for the ladies, where is the nearest to BS49 4LH

08/09/2011 14:16:00
Courses for women
By Phoebe
Are there any current courses running in Surrey/Berks/Hants? I'd really love to learn how to use equipment safely and learn basic skills to get started on home decorating and improving.

17/07/2011 16:38:00

By Pat Worsfold
Well it may be alright for some but I have tried Bedfors,Aylesbury,Hitchen and Milton Keynes so am prepared to travel.....but NO classes in Buckinghamshire, Beds or Herts!!

06/10/2010 20:35:00
DIY COURSES
By Sam
There is 21 available classes aimed at both men and women. They are being held at Trafford park, manchester, stoke on trent, coatbridge, swindon and gillingham.


23/09/2010 19:51:00
diy classes
By .
you can do it centres opening in october, trafford park manchester. book by visiting www.diy.com/youcandoitclasses. 21 courses availble from joinery to plumbing, by fully trained staff.

15/07/2010 16:59:00
Ladies Courses
By Elaine Piggott
Please can you advise if you have started the ladies DIY courses and where these are held.

30/06/2009 17:08:00
diy
By iam a hammer
who will be running these courses and are they fully trained in all aspects of the job.

28/06/2009 11:43:00

By Pauline Ferrier
DIY classes brilliant idea and I agree leave the men to it.I will send my hubby, he needs it!!!!


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