Dodgy DIY takes a year off your life

Not sure about you sheddies who have built your own sheds I think your shedlife adds to your life, but one of those surveys says this

Householders spend almost a year of their lives carrying out home repairs, even though many admit they make costly mistakes, start jobs they never finish or injure themselves, according to a new report today.

A survey of almost 1,500 adults by Yellow Pages showed that one in three had started a DIY job they did not finish, or which went wrong.

Fewer than one in five said they enjoyed DIY work, often attempting decorating, tiling or even plastering so they could save money.

Some of those questioned admitted their homes had been devalued by botched DIY jobs and 2% said they had left their partners because of DIY disasters.

Clodagh Ward, consumer development director at Yell, publisher of Yellow Pages directories, said: “It’s really surprising to see the scale of home improvements that people are prepared to tackle.
“Sometimes it may prove cheaper to call upon the skilled trades people for the trickier jobs in the first instance.”

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By Andrew Wilcox

I love sheds Founder & judge of Shed of the year - Wilco writes mainly about sheds. About the blog Enter your shed into #shedoftheyear