Almost 50% Say DIY Projects Fail Due To Lack Of Skills

Money is then spent employing trades people to fix DIY jobs.

Homeowners spend lots of money employing tradespeople to fix botched DIY jobs. 

A survey found 47% of people say their project failed due to their lack of skills.

The research by Direct Line Business Insurance is putting the increase in botch jobs down to the rising popularity of DIY videos on social media.

The most popular home improvement task people take on painting, followed by putting up fittings for curtains or TV brackets, and landscaping or fencing their garden. 

DIY expert Brian Cloonan, from Cloonan's Hardware in Tullamore says it's difficult to get a professional to fix a job you've started:


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