People in France are doing more DIY than ever before: almost half of us do it on a regular basis. We have all the advice you need to get your first project up and running.

Why DIY?

A lot of people in France are getting into DIY – why not you? Whether you’re looking to redesign your home or to expand your  living area, either for yourself or with a view towards selling, the possibilities are endless.

There are so many reasons to take up DIY, and yet you’re still not sure.

Here’s why we think it’s time for you to do it yourself:

It’s become an activity in its own right, as well as being a great thing to do together as a family.

What could be more rewarding than being able to say that you did it all yourself? You will get a real sense of pride at having taken on a construction project on your own, and will then be able to advise your friends and family on what they should do.

DIY is a great way of engaging your imagination, whether you’re coming up with your own construction project or adapting one to suit you.

Like gardening, DIY is a great way of staying active, and has been proven to reduce your risk of having a heart attack. It also forces you to plan, to get organised and to create, meaning it’s a great way of staying stimulated.

Enlisting the services and expertise of a professional comes at a cost.

Why use wood?
Where to start ?

We would recommend that you start with a fairly straightforward project. What you want is a project without a lot of steps, which doesn’t require much cutting and which needs few tools. Start by putting up shelves, for example, or a simple storage unit.

As you progress you will grow in confidence, leaving you ready to take on more complex projects.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get going!

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