Thank you to everyone who completed our recent survey about DIY tasks. We were really pleased with the response.
If you took part, your survey answers will be used to make sure we have the right information on our site for anyone thinking of building and Taking on DIY.
We also want to congratulate our winner of the prize draw. Well done to Charles May, from Basingstoke, who will receive a complete toolkit in the post shortly.
DIY Survey Findings
The scenario that we set up for you was that you had inherited a house that needed a complete overhaul, and we asked you to tell us which household repairs and maintenance you would feel happy to tackle.
So what did we find out from your replies?
We can tell by your answers that you are happy with the idea of decorating, because 96% of you said you would happily paint, and 82% would tackle wallpapering.
Garden tasks wouldn’t phase you either with 87% being happy to do the gardening, 81% would erect fencing and 74.5% would be happy to fit decking.
Making your house better insulated is obviously something you are happy to get involved with, as 81% said they would happily fit loft insulation.
What was interesting was that only 32% would be happy to try plastering, perhaps this is one of the reasons that our trade show demonstrations, and You Tube Videos on How to Skim Plaster, are so popular.
Another DIY task that seemed to be very popular was ceramic tiling, 86.5% would put up wall tiles, but strangely only 68% would have a go at floor tiling.
We cover a huge range of repair, maintenance, DIY and building tasks in our Projects section, click here to view the full list of projects.
In order to make sure that we covered all the DIY tasks that you might be prepared to do, we also asked you to name any other household repairs or jobs that might crop up. There were some very interesting answers, CAT5 cabling came up a couple of times in your lists, and some mentioned solar installation.
The most drastic answer was:
“Knock the house down and start again subject to planning”
But our favourite response was:
“Making Tea for professional tradesmen or women!”