YOUNG people were given help and advice on tackling a range of DIY tasks at an event organised by a Bromsgrove hardware store.
Broad Street DIY held its latest ‘Essential DIY Skills for Young People’ last Thursday.
It was aimed at 18 to 30-year-olds as the generation had been identified as lacking basic skills to carry out routine repairs and home improvements.
The event featured 13 practical demonstrations which included how to rewire a plug, replacing a door handle, drilling into brickwork and changing tap washers.
Broad Street DIY staff were supported by local tradesmen who provided specialist knowledge.
Decorator Darren Waldron gave advice, plumber Pete Shepherd carried out a silicone demonstration and electrician Scott Blunn showed the variety of different light bulb fittings available and gave tips on choosing the right one.
Frances Lasok from Bromsgrove said she realised how much basic DIY she did not know when she needed to fix something.
“It was really helpful to attend this event and to be able to ask lots of questions.”
Ryan Messenger added: “We live in an old house and lots of little things always need doing.
“Learning these basic skills will save me time and money.”
Broad Street DIY’s next event will be the DIY Ladies’ Night on May 15.
Free places can be booked by emailing email@example.com or by calling Lisa on 01527 873555.