Many of us have taken to DIY during lockdown, but one in 10 Brits have never attempted DIY before, new research shows.
Major home retailers have reopened stores in some capacity across the UK, and although restrictions still apply on some DIY products, home improvers now have greater access to DIY materials than they have had since Covid-19 lockdown began.
A survey of 2,000 homeowners by comparethemarket assessed their DIY plans during and after Covid-19 lockdown, and which tasks they were preparing for.
Around two-thirds (74%) of households planned to carry out or have already performed some DIY during lockdown. While 10% admitted to never performing DIY before, around 11% said they would consider themselves DIY experts.
The most popular DIY task was painting walls and ceilings. which 35% said they were planning to do.
The most popular DIY tasks, via comparethemarket, are:
|DIY task||Percentage of households planning DIY|
|Wall or ceiling painting||35%|
|Putting up pictures||24%|
|Putting up shelves||14%|
|Putting up or removing wallpaper||14%|
|Bleeding a radiator||11%|
|Fixing leaking taps/ showers||8%|
|Unblocking a toilet or sink|