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17 Sep 20201 minute read

Lockdown DIY boosts trades appreciation

ECAtoday
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. 

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