DIY tips and a special offer during lockdown

Apr 22, 2020

With many people stuck at home during the pandemic, there’s never been a better time to give your house a makeover.  Like everyone else, Craig at Sargeant Carpets has been tackling a few jobs at home to make the most of this unexpected opportunity.   It gave him the idea for an offer to others in the same boat, to complete their room with a new carpet plus a 10% discount.  Read on for DIY during lockdown tips and how to bag yourself a bargain!

There’s nothing like a DIY project to inject new life into a room, and it’s ideal for giving you a sense of purpose when the normal routine has been interrupted.  Whether you’re refreshing the colour scheme with a new lick of paint or applying wallpaper to a feature wall, there may never be a better time to get the job done.

Once you’ve chosen the colour you want, you’ll need to buy the materials.  Although many DIY stores aren’t open, there are still ways to get the paint and other bits you might need.   In Bognor Regis town centre, Wilkinson is still open for business, and operating strict social distancing measures for the safety of their customers.  In Middleton village, Barleys is open for essential supplies for tradespeople to visit in person, but also offers a full delivery service for everyone else.   You can visit their website here to find out more.

It’s also possible to arrange delivery of larger items from the big chains, and this article contains full details about where you can buy DIY materials for delivery. 

Once you’ve got the paint, brushes, wallpaper and other supplies, it’s time to start.  If you aren’t a DIY expert then you may need a refresher.  Here are a couple of useful B&Q YouTube videos, one which has some great tips for painting a room, and these two explain how to prepare for wallpaper and how to hang it.

There are some jobs, however, where you need to call in a professional.  Your flooring is one of them, and Craig Sargeant at Sargeant Carpets is here to help. Craig Sargeant is offering priority bookings for when lockdown ends, for customers who would like us to apply the finishing touch to their new room.  What’s more, we are offering a 10% discount for anyone who gets in touch for advice. 

Our expert fitters will give your room a professional finish, and we have a huge range to choose from.  We stock all types of carpet including tufted, woven and practical options like polypropylene.  Our carpets offer a cosy feel, stain resistance and noise reduction, and Craig can advise on the best type for your room type and budget.

We expect to be really busy when everyone goes back to work, so you can beat the rush and lock in on a great deal.  This offer runs right up to the date that our showroom opens again for business.  So, use this downtime wisely, to pick Craig’s brain and get a 10% discount on a post-lockdown carpet.

To take advantage of this offer, call Craig Sargeant on either 01243 868888 or 07789 172303 or email  By getting in touch and registering your details with Craig, you qualify for a 10% discount and can take advantage of the earliest fitting slots for any flooring you subsequently order. (T&C’s apply)

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