Britons 'still turn to the pros' for DIY help

Britons 'still turn to the pros' for DIY helpNew research published in DIY Week shows that many Brits still feel more confident turning to professionals for DIY help.

A survey from WD-40 discovered that, despite the current economic climate, many homeowners are still willing to spend more than £21.5 million each year getting in professional tradespeople to tackle home improvements.

Many Brits admitted that they lacked the skills to complete tasks that require more than just basic knowledge, putting them in need of DIY help.

A total of 82 per cent felt they were unable to replace damaged roof tiles, while 66 per cent believed they would struggle with hanging a door.

WD-40's marketing director David Whittome said: "The results of this research were extremely interesting, especially looking at the attitudes towards home improvement in the UK."

People also explained that avoiding possible disputes with their partners was a good reason to call in a professional, with 44 per cent feeling that they were likely to argue over incomplete DIY tasks.

Guardian columnist Zoe Deleuil recently claimed that homeowners could make savings by rejecting the help of experts and shopping around for the best trade prices.ADNFCR-2244-ID-19324214-ADNFCR

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