Polycell, the leading brand in decoration preparation since the 1950s, has searched the nation for men who take pride in their DIY and have finally awarded Pete Windridge-France, an IT project manager from Horsforth, a runner-up in the Ultimate Polyfella competition.
Polyfellas come in all shapes and sizes, they take pride in their work and share a common belief that a jobs not worth doing unless it’s done properly. Our expert judges (and self proclaimed Polyfellas), Phil Pillinger and Polycell decorating guru Matt Gray believe that Pete had many of the qualities of a Polyfella.
Pete was nominated by his wife who claims that he is ‘surprisingly proficient’ when it comes to DIY. His skills range from plumbing to woodwork and he spends a lot of time on home improvements, from retiling his bathroom to mending the washing machine. Pete would always rather do-it-himself than get help in and over the years he has transformed his home, much to the amazement of his wife. Pete has laid flooring, put up book shelves and even built picture frames.
Pete’s father taught him basic DIY at a young age and now Pete enjoys passing his knowledge onto his own children. This is great to hear, as research1 by Polycell reveals 63% of young2 people turn to their fathers first on all matters of DIY and 1 in 4 young DIYers3 feel most proud when their father commends them for completing a proper DIY job.
Matt Gray, Polycell decorating expert and Polyfella judge comments: “We chose Pete as our runner-up as we feel he demonstrates a number of qualities of a Polyfella. He takes pride in his work and always makes sure he does a proper job. Pete will make time to research a job before he starts avoiding unnecessary DIY blunders. Pete seems to take DIY in his stride and is always keen to take on a new challenge.”
Pete is delighted to have been given the title of runner-up in the Ultimate Polyfella competition 2012.