People in the UK say they have collectively spent over £22 billion on DIY projects in their homes over the past 12 months, according to research(1) from Sainsbury’s Bank Credit Cards.
The findings reveal that four out of five adults (79%) have carried out at least one DIY project in the past year, from repainting floorboards, putting up a shelf, to major renovation projects like converting the attic. Those who have carried out DIY in the last year say they’ve spent £1,085 each.
The survey also reveals that two in three (66%) adults plan to undertake some form of DIY in the coming year. The garden is the most popular area of the home earmarked for DIY in the next 12 months, followed by the bedroom and then the kitchen.
DIY projects planned for the next year(1)
|Room / area of house||Percentage of adults planning to undertake some form of DIY here in the next 12 months|
|Drive / front garden||13%|
|Property exterior e.g. roof or windows||8%|
|Communal areas and stairs||5%|
|Basement or attic||3%|
Simon Ranson, Head of Banking at Sainsbury’s Bank said: “Whether you’re painting, wallpapering or tiling, the cost of DIY projects can soon add up; a credit card offering no interest on purchases is a good way to spread the cost, keeping within your monthly budget.”
The Sainsbury’s Nectar Purchase Credit Card offers 0% interest on purchases for the first 19 months (18.9% APR Representative variable). Cardholders earn Nectar points(2) every time they use the card.
To keep the promotional rate customers must pay at least the minimum payment by the due date and stay within their credit limit.
For information on Sainsbury’s Bank credit cards call 0800 030 4429 visit sainsburysbank.co.uk/cards or pick up a leaflet instore at Sainsbury’s. Customers applying for a Sainsbury’s Bank credit card should have their Nectar card ready.
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