As the financial downturn rumbles on, there is an increased willingness among Brits to try their hand at DIY.
Research carried out by Homebase reveals that – in a bid to save money – about half of people claim they would be willing to attempt home improvements.
The firm also reveals that more than four-fifths (83 per cent) of consumers have undertook at least one DIY project over the past 12 months.
Sarah Silverwood, trading director of DIY and decorative at Homebase, points out that since the onset of the economic crisis, the firm has seen an increase in the number of people seeking guidance on DIY projects.
“Being able to do your own repairs or redecorating is not only a good way to save some cash but it also gives a sense or pride and achievement that makes the end result all the more pleasing,” she claims.
However, seeking out DIY advice could be advisable as half of respondents claim they would be more likely to carry out home improvements if they were given some guidance.
Meanwhile, recent research by Sainsbury’s Home Insurance revealed painting and decorating is the most common DIY project attempted by Britons over the past 12 months.