DIY

Botched DIY jobs add £100-£500 on top of original price

68% of Brits surveyed said that they have attempted to fix something at home before hiring a professional.  That’s according to new research from Toolstation, which surveyed both tradespeople and the general population to find the most common botched DIY jobs that tradespeople are called out to fix. Toolstation then spoke to plumbing and gas, […]

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Failed attempts at tap installations are the most common ‘DIY Disaster’

A new study by Selco Builders Warehouse investigated how often tradespeople get called out to fix a home improvement or repair that’s gone south, as well as which DIY projects Brits fail at most often – highlighting which should really be left to the professionals.  They surveyed over 500 tradespeople and found that for 50% […]

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Plumbers are the trade most likely called to fix a botched DIY job

A new survey has confirmed that plumbers are the UK’s most used tradespeople when it comes to fixing problems caused by ‘have-a-go DIY-ers’. Julie Spinks, Managing Director of Water Regs UK, takes a look at the findings: Water Regs UK compared a range of typical jobs that are carried out in UK homes and recorded […]

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Professional plumbers warn against DIY hacks on TikTok

Toolstation spoke to over 100 trade professionals for their opinions on the most popular DIY hacks on TikTok. The professionals used in our research worked across many different trades including plumbers, decorators and carpenters allowing Toolstation to get an accurate, educated opinion on the videos we showed them. Our professionals let us know their thoughts on each of the videos shown to them, […]

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1/3 of Brits admit to calling a plumber to fix a DIY disaster

A third of Brits admit to having had to call in a plumber to fix a DIY disaster – according to a new survey from the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme (WRAS). The findings come as almost a fifth of people regularly attempt to fix plumbing problems in the home themselves. WRAS is urging people to […]

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