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New site statistics from the UK's leading discount site have revealed that Britons are trying their hand at DIY, as on-site searches for DIY retailers have overtaken made those for homeware retailers throughout the month of January; when compared to the previous month. Homebase and B&Q topped the list of the most searched-for DIY retailers.

It would appear that many people are keeping up with their home improvement new year's resolutions, as the UK's leading discount site has seen a considerable increase in searches made for DIY retailers on-site; overtaking the number of those made for homeware retailers on-site in the month of January.

The statistics, released by, revealed that the number of searches made for DIY retailers on the site had increased by 472% in the last month when compared to the month previously; overtaking the number of those made for homeware retailers; suggesting that Brits may be opting to ‘do it themselves’ rather than buy off the shelf.

According to the site statistics, the most searched for DIY retailers in the month of January on the site were as follows:

1. Homebase
2. B&Q
3. Wickes
4. Screwfix
5. UK Flooring Direct

Whilst the most searched-for homeware retailers on the site for the same period were as follows:

1. Tesco
2. John Lewis
3. Sainsbury's
4. Argos
5. Debenhams

Mark Pearson, chairman of, had the following to say about the statistics:

"It's good to see that so many people are sticking to their new year's resolutions when it comes to DIY, but it will be interesting to see how long the increased searches in DIY retailers last for!"

He continued:

"DIY can be a great way to save money, and can even be a way to make you money if you become good enough at it!"


Editor's Notes

Mark Pearson, chairman of, is a regular media contributor regarding online shopping and the credit crunch. At 32, his personal worth is more than £70 million. Mark was previously a chef working under Gordon Ramsay at Claridges, London.

Mark appeared as a ‘Secret Millionaire’ in the series on Channel 4, in which he donated £115,000 of his own money to worthy causes.

MyVoucherCodes has had sales exceeding £600m in 2011. saved consumers more than £60m on online purchases throughout 2011, alone.

MyVoucherCodes is the UK’s most popular discount site.

MyVoucherCodes is part of the Markco Media Group, the largest voucher, discount and money saving company in Europe.

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