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Only four in ten home improvement jobs are ‘successful’

Only four in ten home improvement jobs carried out around the house can be hailed a ‘complete success’, a new study has shown. Researchers, who carried out a detailed study among 2,000 adults, found while millions of us happily wade into home improvement tasks, very few turn out the way we planned. Paintwork with visible [...]


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DI-WHY? £45,000 spent on home improvements over a lifetime

The average Brit will shell out a staggering £45,000 over their lifetime – on home improvements, according to a study. Researchers found the astronomical bill for making our home perfect includes everything from renovations and repair to general decorating. The study found we spend £5,420.40 on the living room alone and another £14,925.80 collectively on [...]


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Brits bodging DIY jobs – because they worry about bringing in a builder

One in ten people will bodge a job around the home or garden this bank holiday weekend – because of worries about bringing in a builder. Concerns over rogue tradesmen and costly quotes mean more of us are attempting jobs around the home which should be left to professionals, with disastrous results. And a third [...]


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60% can’t find an honest tradesman

Four in ten British homeowners say they feel nervous about using a builder or tradesmen for projects around the home or garden, a study has revealed. Nearly three quarters of Brits said they feel anxious when it comes to dealing with workmen they haven’t met before, and almost half feel they are going to get [...]


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Six months – time it takes us to get round to DIY jobs in the home

It takes the typical bloke a massive six months to get around to all the ‘little jobs’ in the home, research has revealed. A study into the DIY habits of 2000 homeowners found a lack of time, knowledge or enthusiasm is often the reason for the failure in fixing up squeaky floorboards or mending leaky [...]


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‘Little jobs’- 131 million little jobs racking up in Britain’s homes

Brits currently have 131 million ‘little jobs’ to do around the house – but little time to do them, research has found. Marked walls, blown light bulbs and mouldy bedrooms and bathrooms are amongst the many jobs that require attention, according to 2,000 of Britain’s home-owners. Other tasks needing time include stained carpets, peeling paint [...]


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