A FAMILY run business is helping people tackle all sorts of little jobs they've been putting off for ages.

Middlewich DIY Centre was inundated with customers buying paint during the first lockdown and is ready to supply more bits and pieces as people prepare to give their homes a makeover during the current lockdown.

Owner Phil Bracegirdle said: "We were overwhelmed with the amount of people coming to buy paint, it was crazy. Some manufacturers even ran out of certain colours.

"The support we have received from the community has been very good. We are very grateful as it helps to keep us going. I know a lot of businesses are not in such a fortunate position."

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Phil runs the shop with wife Tracy, Andy Boardman, Susan McQueen and Leah Smelt.

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Leah Smelt, Susan McQueen and Andy Boardman

The business was founded by his late dad Guy in 1970 and has always prided itself on honest, down-to-earth value and excellent service.

The store stocks everything from adhesives, car and gardening and light bulbs, tools and ironmongery.

"We offer a mix of modern DIY and hardware," said Phil. "People have said they are glad to see us open, they can come down without having to travel too far.

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Middlewich DIY Centre offers an internet delivery service from its well-stocked shop in Lewin Street

"We cut timber to size. We offer an internet order service for customers. Anything ordered before 1pm we'll deliver on the same day."