As toolbox bank holiday beckons ... is DIY dead?

Tools - or fools?
Tools - or fools?

A new property report - published in run-up to coming long weekend, annually earmarked for domestic duties - reveals DIY may be a dying trait.

The timely spring clean study also shows three-quarters of us learn such skills from Google and YouTube while continually counting cost of botched jobs around the house.

DIY regional breakdown - how we compare

DIY regional breakdown - how we compare

Average Do It Yourself disaster puts householders out of pocket £239 a year. And, worryingly, 35% of us (we know who we are!) can't even change a fuse!

Regionally, while 86.63% of Yorkshire and Humber folk shine at changing light bulbs, paltry 26.24% get to grips with home insulation.

Fast approaching time to dust off toolboxes (although again 28 per cent have no gear as well as no idea), Satsuma loan company's ‘Room for Improvement’ fact-finding survey quizzed 1,850 Brits.

Doomed DIY tasks usually costs £63. On average four times a year. Little surprise then many modern home owners would rather pay a pro than get their hands dirty.

Room For Improvement? Satsuma's spring clean study

Room For Improvement? Satsuma's spring clean study

Surprising 76% of those who do have a go, go to YouTube or Google for advice while 42% use family knowledge and quarter simply guess and hope for the best. Or, as often the case, worst!

Attached table illustrates how we, in Yorkshire and the Humber, compare nationwide while full figures are available at https://www.satsumaloans.co.uk/room-for-improvement/ site.