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Four out of five Quebec households (80%) state that they regularly carry out home improvement or do-it-yourself projects

Four out of five Quebec households (80%) state that they regularly carry out home improvement or do-it-yourself projects

According to the Renovex Index published by The Quebec Building Materials Retailers Association (ADMACQ), 80% of Québec households regularly carry out home improvements or do-it-yourself projects.

This number shows a modest 2% decline compared to the March 2006 data and a 1% increase compared to the December 2005 data. However, this number also shows a significant increase of 6% compared to the same period last year and a 4% increase compared to September 2004.

Donald O'Hara, president and general manager of ADMACQ is happy to know that the trend observed over the last several months appears to continue. "Once again, we feel a true keen interest for home improvement and do-it-yourself projects. An always increasing number of people are interested in living in a pleasant environment, and home improvement projects somehow help to improve quality of life."

Outdoor Work

In spite of the bad weather we have experienced at the beginning of summer, outdoor renovation was still just as popular in 2006 with 25% of our survey respondents indicating to have carried out such work in the last few months. During the same period of time, 32% of Quebec households carried out interior home improvement projects, representing a 5% decline compared to the March 2006 data.


The Building Materials Retailers Association of Quebec (ADMACQ) is an association of business people bringing together retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of building materials and hardware products. The expertise developed by ADMACQ throughout its more than 60 years of existence, makes it a major player in the retailing of home renovation and construction materials as well as hardware in Quebec and the only reference in the industry.

For further information: Donald O'Hara, President and General Manager of ADMACQ, (450) 646-5842, 1-877-723-6220,

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