DIY

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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Worcester Bosch reveals the DIY jobs that spook Brits

With Halloween days away, Worcester Bosch has revealed which DIY jobs give Brits the creeps this spooky season – and Southerners come out the most frightful. It seems the mere thought of DIY is enough to give some Brits a fright, with almost half (45%) of the 1,000 homeowners surveyed confessing that they either do […]

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Less than half of Brits are comfortable doing DIY

A survey  has revealed that fewer than half of the nation feel confident enough to undertake DIY projects around the home. The new study commissioned by home improvement and repair service, Local Heroes, explored the opinions of 2,000 UK adults, uncovered that only 41% feel positive about tackling DIY themselves, preferring to engage a local […]

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British adults struggle to carry out most common household tasks

British adults have revealed that they’re not so handy, with many admitting they are incapable of carrying out some of the most common household tasks. A survey of 1,439 UK adults carried out by nationwide fuel supplier, Emo Oil, found that 39% don’t know how to change a fuse. And even less technical tasks mystify […]

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Watch: DIYer floods bathroom – Why customers should always hire a professional

Sometimes the old clichés are true, and “always leave it to the professionals” seems particularly relevant here. This video has almost 100,000 views on YouTube, and shows a man causing a sizable amount flooding, while trying to fit a toilet. Summed up perfectly with the line “Right, I need a load of towels.”

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