Easter special: Nation goes DIY crazy, but it means more work for plumbers

It’s Easter soon and a four-day weekend for the majority of the nation. Because of this, DIY projects are set to go through the roof as most homeowners plan to descend on the likes of B+Q and Homebase to renovate their homes.

DIY work is a great way to save yourself some money when renovating your home. But only if you know what you’re doing.

DIY mistakes can be very costly and the money that you thought you were saving to do it yourself ends up being spent to call in a professional to fix your mistake.

That’s why UK plumbers are expecting an increase in work this year due to botched DIY projects. A new survey by Wickes found that a third of tradesmen and plumbers expect an increase in business in 2011 compared to last year.

Not to scare you too much, but here are some of the DIY-related stories we have previously featured on Train4TradeSkills News.

£235 million spent a year correcting botched DIY mistakes

Report says 1 in 10 UK households paid £500 to fix their own DIY work and had to call in a professional tradesman. READ MORE >>

DIY still alien to many homeowners

Study by TV channel Home finds alarming results about people knowledge of building tools, and finds 15% of British men can’t even change a lightbulb. READ MORE >>

DIY Disaster cuts off whole streets gas supply

An area of Stoke was without power for days after a resident mistakenly attached his new boilers water pipe to a gas pipe. READ MORE>>

Are you planning on doing any DIY work this weekend? Let us know on here or on the Train4TradeSkills Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


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Posted on April 21, 2011, in DIY, Electrical News, Plumbing News, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. DIY is really a great option to save money in different services. If there is something broken inside your house, try fixing it on your own and see what your skills can do. You can also try looking for tutorials over the net to help you with it. This will help you save substantial amount of money for hiring professionals.

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