Over the coming Easter Bank Holiday weekend it’s estimated that a third of Brits will attempt some kind of DIY or home improvement task in their property. However home insurers are urging those with limited DIY skills to avoid undertaking jobs which require specialist skills so as to avoid causing damage and running up costly repair bills to put right their wayward DIY attempts.
According to a poll by home insurance providers, 10% of DIY jobs undertaken over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend will end in disaster, with many home owners turning to their home insurance policy to cover the cost of their mishap.
According to research undertaken by Allianz Your Cover Insurance, more and more Brits are attempting DIY tasks in the home in an attempt to save money, despite the fact that most have limited skills and knowledge to undertake home improvements. Despite this, over half of Brits describe their DIY skills as good or excellent.
If you are one of the many home owners preparing to take on a DIY improvement in your property over Easter, here is a rundown of the most common DIY disasters so you can attempt to avoid these major pitfalls.
Coming out as the most common DIY mishap is spilling paint or glue, followed by damaging walls, breaking windows or furniture and causing damage to ceilings.