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Could you win gold at the DIY Olympics?

polycell gold_medals_08_08_12Whilst many of us won’t have the opportunity to claim an Olympic gold medal for ourselves this summer, Polycell have created the world’s first golden medallion to honour DIYers achievement in the name of home makeovers.

The medal has been designed to give a boost to the many men who partake in DIY at home, to only feel undervalued by their partners. In fact, 79% of men surveyed by Polycell, admitted to feeling ‘underappreciated’ by their other half after they had completed a handy job around the home. This may come as quite a surprise, especially as 92% of women revealed they find competent male DIYers attractive!

The medals have been created by commissioned jewellery designers to award DIY successes, and it is hoped will spur on the 10% of British men who are yet to put up a shelf or fit the cupboard, to get more hands-on at home. ‘Far from being underappreciated, British DIYers should be recognised, rewarded and celebrated.  Hopefully the release of these unique gold medals will help to inspire the next generation of handymen (and women) to take pride in doing a proper job’, says Polycell’s Samantha Balloch.

Only genuine DIYers need apply though. To ensure you qualify for the prestigious DIY competition – and to be in with a chance of winning gold – you (or your partner) will need to post an image of your completed task on their Facebook page The entrants will then be judged by the International Decoration Committee.

Could you become the most-decorated (home) Olympian?

Picture credit: Polycell’s Facebook

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