It has recently been reported by Saga Home Insurance that more over-50s are now choosing to tackle DIY home improvements. Over a third (37%) of over 50s are so confident in their own DIY abilities that they are now rarely seeking guidance from their friends, family or professionals. In fact one in 10 (11%) of over 50s are so confident that they never seek advice from anyone.
The over-50s are better placed than most to deal with these emergencies as a fifth (22%) know a tradesmen such as a plumber or electrician that they can rely on in such a situation, which is twice as many as the under-50s, where just one in 10 (11%) would know who to call.
Men are much more secure in their do-it-yourself expertise, with one in five (19%) confident carrying out jobs around the house, compared to 5% of women.
People in Scotland are doing the most DIY to save money (31%), compared to less than one in five (19%) in Yorkshire and Humberside.
The results of the Saga Home Insurance research support by figures from Bosch that show men are losing interest in DIY, with a fifth of respondents to its survey claiming that they hate performing such tasks, while 40% said they are often too busy.
Here at Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire we feel it is important for everyone to keep on top of maintenance work at home whether you are someone that likes to do-it-yourself or whether you’d rather get a professional in to get the job done. It is always best to carry out maintenance work rather than let things get too bad which then usually results in a very costly and difficult job.