WHICH HOME IMPROVEMENT JOB DO WE LOATHE TO UNDERTAKE AND FIND THE MOST TIME CONSUMING?
- 26 May, 2016
The Bank Holiday weekend is just around the corner so with it being the last three-day break before the summer, many of us will be rolling up our sleeves and getting our homes in order.Here at LED Hut we’ve have carried out a poll of 1,000 adults across the UK to find out the jobs we are most and least confident to undertake ourselves and which ones we are confident to complete but take the longest to finish. We can reveal that replacing sealant in the bathroom is the home improvement task that more than a quarter of British adults most dislike (26%). And assembling flat pack furniture is deemed to be the most time consuming DIY job around the house according to almost half of those people we surveyed (44%).On the flip side hanging a picture frame and changing a light bulb are the DIY project British adults find the simplest to complete. Only one in ten British adults would seek assistance to change a light bulb and only 9% deem hanging a picture frame to be the DIY task that they are most reluctant to undertake themselves. Perhaps due to the need to use stepladders and concerned about their balance, our poll also found that Brits of retirement age perceive changing a light bulb to be more time consuming than replacing sealant around the bath or sink, bleeding a radiator and hanging a picture. LED Hut’s Chris Evans comments on the findings: “When it comes to rolling up our sleeves and getting handy in the home over the Bank Holiday weekend, replacing sealant in the bathroom is the DIY job the majority of Brits are least confident to undertake themselves and seek a handyman instead. “It seems that the fiddly and laborious nature of a number of DIY tasks, most notably applying sealant in bathrooms and bleeding radiators, means the term Don’t Do It Yourself applies just as readily when it comes to Brits’ approach to addressing repairs in the home. “In contrast, our survey also shows that hanging a picture frame is one of the tasks men and women are most likely to willingly undertake themselves, as is the relatively straight forward task of changing a light bulb. And if LED bulbs are used, householders can at least be assured that they won’t have to change them again for some considerable time; LED bulbs typically have an operational life-cycle of over 50,000 hours of continuous operation.” Tell us what DIY jobs you’ll be doing this weekend and which you dread doing the most!