Research by the Halifax showed that January could have seen a plethora of botched DIY jobs, costing homeowners nearly £540m.
One in six DIY projects are likely to have gone wrong, costing an average of £426 each to put right.
Home Insurance claims managers reckon tackling DIY you’re neither equipped, nor qualified to do is a false economy.
However, this hasn’t put off two-thirds of people that call in family to help rather than call a professional with 13% asking relatives for help with fitting bathrooms and 1 in 10 taking on a fitted kitchen without a professional kitchen company.
*This story first appeared in our weekly homeowner newsletter – issue dated 21st February 2011.
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