Renovation in Season; DIY on Rise as Television Programs Inspire Home Owners

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AS THE temperatures begin to rise so does the interest in home renovation and some general spring cleaning.

Mitre 10 Yamanto has been serving local customers for five years and carries a wide range of products to cover those jobs delayed through the winter.

John Maudsley is the manager of the Mitre 10 Yamanto store.

aBetaboard opened here just over 10 years ago and the owners decided that they wanted a hardware store,a he said.

Betaboard deals with plaster and plasterboard supplies and sells to the trade and also the public.

aMitre 10 is a strong brand and gives us great buying power,a Mr Maudsley said. aThey have been major sponsors of The Block and we have seen an increase in people attempting to do their own renovations.a

Mitre 10 Yamanto is a local hardware shop with a good range of products and knowledgeable staff.

Mr Maudsley has an extensive background in the building industry.

aMy father was a cabinetmaker so I was always around him and then went into building, manufacturing, engineering; all up I have 50 years experience,a he said.

Craig Fletcher, assistant manager, has also worked in the building game and Amy Shannon, a full time team member, has a background as an interior decorator.

Mitre 10 Yamanto has a dedicated show room for the popular Weber barbecues.

aThey are a fantastic product and are a unique product in the market,a Mr Maudsley said.

aIt is how they perform. In fact, when people have been to a barbecue and seen one, they come in and want their own.a

The kettle barbecue is still available and ever popular and there is also a wide range of gas barbecues including the Q range, Spirit, Genesis and Summit, plus a full range of barbecue accessories. …