WOMEN in Bromsgrove can now find out more about DIY and how they can become home improvers at a special event.
The Ladies’ Night event will take place at Broad Street DIY on May 28 and will include a variety of demonstrations and expert advice.
There will also be a presentation by TV handyman Huntley Thawe, well known for Channel 4’s The Renovation Game.
And there will be refreshments at the Worcester Road store.
Those who go along will be able to ask questions about DIY and products, with some being available for discount prices.
The first 30 to attend will take home a goody bag packed with useful gifts and special offer vouchers.
The event has been planned due to a national increase in the number of women who want to take control of improvements and repairs in the home, signalling a significant shift in gender responsibility with the demise of ‘DIY Dad’ giving rise to girl power.
Lisa Childs, director at Broad Street DIY, said: “In the past DIY skills were passed down from father to son but this doesn’t happen as much now.
“Research indicates that women are discovering the best way to get a job done is sometimes to do it themselves.”
One nationwide hardware store which commissioned a study of 2,000 women in 2011 found 70 per cent were happy to do DIY around the house.
The recent surge in female home ownership has also impacted on the increasing number of women who want to tackle DIY tasks.
Single women now account for more than one in five UK households.
“Some women feel intimidated by hardware stores.
“We want our female customers to feel comfortable when they visit.
“We hope the Ladies Night will help these customers develop useful skills and feel confident in choosing the right tools and techniques for a job,” added Lisa.
Attendance at the event is free of charge but ladies must register a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01527 873555.