Brits should consider performing home improvement tasks themselves rather than calling in tradesmen, an expert has said.
Interior designer and television presenter Julia Kendell stated there could be a “fear factor” preventing people from undertaking these DIY operations, especially those that require working outside.
While many people are becoming involved in home decoration, they are not doing the “less-glamorous jobs”, such as fixing dodgy paving slabs or filling in potholes, she stated.
The expert suggested individuals who do not feel comfortable with DIY should build up their self-confidence by doing “fairly straightforward” projects, before moving on to more difficult tasks.
Furthermore, they ought to conduct some research before they begin working, Ms Kendell advised.
“Go to a good website with videos on using specific products,” she declared.
A recent poll by Tarmac Building Products found one-fifth of people say they find DIY too complicated, while more than one-third are concerned about making mistakes.