With just three days left until the Easter weekend, many Britons are set to spend the long weekend getting to grips with DIY.
And it appears that painting and decorating will be the single DIY project that people will do the most as research from AXA indicates that 51 per cent of consumers are planning on doing this.
Meanwhile, 38 per cent are looking towards some general domestic maintenance, as just over half (53 per cent) of men rates themselves as being good at DIY.
However, Nick Kidd, head of household for AXA, points out that although Britain is “a nation of enthusiastic DIYers” people need to be careful when doing DIY and should ensure that they have suitable insurance in place before starting work on a project.
The study also reveals 48 per cent of people state they are more likely to do DIY in 2009 than in recent years.
Indeed, Dr Tim Denison, Synovate retail psychologist, claims that the economic downturn is driving interest in DIY, with many people set to visit home improvement stores and gardening centres during the Easter break.