Brits have a phobia of DIY with even easy tasks causing anxiety, arguments and injury.
According to home improvement service Job Worth Doing and Tommy Walsh about 12.5 million adults in the UK have never even attempted a DIY project.
Homeowners are paying for even the smallest tasks to be done branding the nation GSIers (Get Someone In).
“Doing it yourself can be challenging and increasingly busier lifestyles mean people have less time to try and learn the skills they need to tackle home improvement projects,” handyman Tommy Walsh said.
“Having a project that needs doing hanging over you can cause stress and worry, not to mention domestics and tensions within households,”
Plenty of tensions have boiled over with 40 per cent of people surveyed saying a DIY project has led to an argument.
Cost also comes into the equation with 70 per cent of unprepared home improvers ending up spending more than they had planned on the DIY project.
For these reasons many people are leaving their home to reach a state on neglect.
Three quarters of all homes in the UK have at least one DIY job on the to-do list.
While one third have a DIY job that has been started but never finished.
But with the right tools and the know-how or help from the experts these tasks can be done with ease and no frustration.
“People shouldn’t let DIY get them down,” Tommy Walsh said.