A DIY store has announced its closure after more than two decades due to its owners retiring. 

David and Hilary Reger who own Nuts 'n' Bolts in Attleborough are leaving the Church Street store after 23 years.

The couple had been hoping to find a buyer amid "several factors conspiring against them".

Wymondham & Attleborough Mercury: Owner Dave Reger of Nuts 'n' Bolts hoped to find a new owner for his Attleborough businessOwner Dave Reger of Nuts 'n' Bolts hoped to find a new owner for his Attleborough business (Image: Newsquest)

In a Facebook post the couple said: "As many of you are aware, we had been hoping to sell the business as a going concern but since the pandemic, several factors have conspired against us and with a decline in both product availability and customers alongside ever-increasing prices we no longer see the business as either sustainable or sellable.

"Closing down was never something we wanted to do so this has not been an easy decision for us.

"While we are sad that Nuts 'n' Bolts will be disappearing from the high street, we are very grateful for all the opportunities it's given us to serve the town and give employment to more than 30 adults."

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The shop will be having a clearance sale and will continue its key-cutting and carpet machine hire while the store remains open.

The couple added: "We've very much enjoyed serving the community in and around Attleborough for the past 23 years but we've now reached the time of our lives when we want to release ourselves from the responsibility of running a shop. 

"We want to say a huge thank you to all the many loyal customers who've supported us over the years - we couldn't have done it without you."

Nuts 'n' Bolts will be closing towards the end of the year.