DIY if You Dare
Dire warnings as Brits gear up for a home improvement-fest over the summer
2nd June 2010: As we limp out of another Bank Holiday it seems British do-it-yourself-ers are causing more harm than good with over eight million of us having a go at electrical, plumbing and structural work without professional help, according to new job and quote matching website YesJob
YesJob cites two major surveys which show worrying statistics involving damage to property, invalidation of home insurance and potential reduction in house values as homeowners try to beat the recession by going it alone.
Over four million homeowners undertook electrical work, three million attempted plumbing and 1.3million carried out structural work – including removing walls! In a separate survey individuals caused an average of £350 each in damage to their homes notching up a...