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Woodie’s DIY launches new series of online DIY hints and tips videos

Pictured in Woodie’s DIY and Garden Centres in Tallaght is CEO of Woodie’s DIY, Ray Colman with presenters Trevor Goulden and Ruth Smith at the launch of the Woodie’s DIY new How to DIY videos, which are available to view at  www.woodiesdiy.com.

Pictured in Woodie’s DIY and Garden Centres in Tallaght is CEO of Woodie’s DIY, Ray Colman with presenters Trevor Goulden and Ruth Smith at the launch of the Woodie’s DIY new How to DIY videos, which are available to view at www.woodiesdiy.com.

Woodie’s DIY and Garden Centres have launched a new series of How to DIY videos on www.woodiesdiy.com This new online DIY resource includes over 100 detailed, step by step videos, which will enable people to complete a wide range of DIY tasks at home, with greater ease.

The online visual tips cover all areas of DIY and range from the simple tasks such as ‘How to paint a wall’ to the more complicated tasks such as ‘How to install a two-way switch’, ‘How to fix a leaking tap’, and ‘How to lay laminate flooring’. There is also a range of useful videos entitled ‘How to choose’ which guides customers through the task of shopping for DIY accessories, which can be daunting to first time DIYers.

These videos are presented by real DIY experts, Trevor Goulden, Ruth Smith, Les Swarbrigg, and Paddy Gleeson who talk through each step in great detail, making DIY tasks easy to understand and achievable even for a DIY novice.

Woodie’s DIY has also introduced QR codes in-stores to make the videos more accessible for customers, when shopping in store. Throughout Woodie’s DIY stores customers can now find dedicated QR codes in the aisles, which will direct customers to the DIY clips relevant to the product they are browsing. Customers can download a QR code reader app on their Smartphone and scan the codes located in-store and will instantly be able to view the DIY hints and tips videos.

Ray Colman, chief executive of Woodie’s DIY and Garden Centres said, “The online visual tips are a great resource for people looking to complete DIY tasks themselves and have been developed from the regular queries we are getting in our stores on a daily basis. We find that people have less money to spend so they are now willing to tackle both the bigger and smaller DIY jobs themselves to save on the costs of a handyman. Customers can access these tips from their own computer or use their smartphone to scan the QR codes in store.

“Woodie’s DIY will continue to add useful tips to this online website in order to build on the library of visual advice to our customers. There is nothing better than seeing how the job is done and we hope it will encourage more customers to pick up the hammer, brush, or drill.

“This is our 21st year in business and we have introduced this technology to make DIY more accessible for all those customers who would like to give it a try but don’t know how. These videos will guide them through many DIY tasks around the home and garden with great ease,” added Ray Colman.

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