28 Aug

Brits should 'know their limits' when attempting DIY

Brits should 'know their limits' when attempting DIY

People attempting DIY would be best advised to know their "limits" and ensure that they are prepared for the task in hand, according to one home improvements expert.

Fiona Hodge, assistant editor at DIY Week, a fortnightly magazine that provides a mix of news, features, opinion and background information on the subject, said that attempting improvements such as tiling a kitchen or bathroom over the bank holiday weekend is a good idea - depending on how experienced the person is in making such modifications.

Her comments follow the publication of a survey from FindaProperty.com, which showed that while many people will just paint or decorate their house, 68 per cent will attempt to rewire electricals and 32 per cent will try to fit their own kitchen.

"Certainly, over the bank holidays there is a rise in accidents where people don't quite know what they are taking on," said Ms Hodge.
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