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Are You A DIY Person Or Not Come And See Us At Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire

DIY means DI-why for the typical man. The typical man takes six months to get round to all the little jobs that need doing in the house.

Many claim they don’t have the time, researchers found. Others admit they lack enthusiasm. But most simply don’t know how to set about the simplest of DIY tasks.

Forty-one per cent of people questioned in a survey said they put off tackling repairs or home improvements because they did not have the required knowledge.

Mending a squeaky floorboard, a dripping tap or dodgy wiring leaves many of us scratching our heads. Fixing a TV aerial or replacing broken window panes are also thought of as too difficult, while cracked tiles have one in 10 people ringing a tradesman for help.

The cost of DIY jobs can also put people off. The average household spent £190 in the past 12 months on home impro­vements. And there is another £250 worth of work waiting to be done.

Jobs that are regularly put off for six months or more include cleaning stained carpets, touching up paint and even hanging pictures. A spokeswoman for Homebase, which commissioned the survey of 2,000 homeowners, said: “We all have ‘little jobs’ that we put off around our homes.

“These can appear quite daunting and over time could lead to more serious problems. Knowing how to tackle them is key to staying on top of things.

“It’s under­stan­dable that many people are unsure how to fix certain problems that crop up in the home.

“The potential cost of a project can put property owners off too but fixing problems early means they won’t cost so much.”

“So come in and see us and we can help you with advice on how to tackle those DIY jobs around your home” says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.

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