Did you suffer any DIY disasters over the Bank Holiday weekend?


Two million households experienced a DIY disaster over the recent Bank Holiday weekend after dedicating an average of 5.5 hours each on trying to improve their homes.


According to the research, by Privilege Insurance, Brits spent £58 million fixing botched DIY jobs last weekend - the equivalent of just under £30 for every household – with one in four Brits admitting to picking up tools after a few glasses of wine or beer.


The top 10 DIY disasters included getting paint somewhere it's not supposed to be, drilling a hole that's too big for purpose, personal injury, such as hammering fingers instead of a nail, not aligning the pattern on the wallpaper and shelves falling down.


The research also revealed that the average time spent procrastinating before starting a DIY project is eight months.


However, with another Bank Holiday weekend just a couple of weeks away and the weather finally heating up now is the time to get on with those home improvements, particularly if you are looking to put you home on the market anytime soon.


Of course any home improvement, building or renovation project can be stressful so it’s nice to know that your hard work will pay off.


We offer free, no obligation, market appraisals so you can get a current valuation of your property, as well as advice on what you should be doing to add value to your home. We’ll then come out and do another free valuation once you’ve completed the work.


Surely that makes a few hammered fingers worthwhile?


To book a valuation, call us on 01483 405222.



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