Lockdown DIY boosts trades appreciation
New figures from Draper Tools show that 53 per cent of Brits say their recent DIY efforts during lockdown have given them a greater appreciation for the skills talented tradespeople have.
The study also found two thirds of people have a DIY job they’re too scared to do – with wall-mounting a TV, putting up a shelf and replacing a tap among the most fear inducing tasks.
Kev Smith, head of marketing at Draper Tools said: “While it’s been great to hear about how the British public has embraced DIY and kept themselves busy over lockdown, it’s clear there are a few jobs that the average person is best to avoid and leave to the pros.
“Whether it’s tiling a crucial area of the home or putting up wallpaper – if you’re not confident, it’s always worth considering calling in a skilled tradesperson with the right expertise.”
Putting up a light fitting came 12th in the list of DIY jobs the general public were most scared of doing, and changing a plug came in at 19th.