Four Reasons to Give DIY Plumbing a Try

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From leaky taps to broken radiators, getting stuck into common plumbing issues on a DIY basis could save homeowners in the UK hundreds of pounds and countless hours waiting on calling in professional plumbers for simple tasks. 

With the help of modern technology, utilising YouTube tutorials, comprehensive online how-to guides and even video-calling with experts to help walk-through issues, homeowners are able to learn how to empower themselves with DIY knowledge like never before. 

Learn Skills From Professionals

Less than 50% of homeowners under 40 feel confident fixing problems around the house, despite a plethora of information at their fingertips but apps like Plumb Doctor Live offer the opportunity to learn from professionals using video calls. Their experts talk directly to homeowners through fixing issues, answering any questions and enabling future independent solutions.

Save Money

Whether trying to renovate on a budget or just sick of getting ripped off by tradespeople for simple jobs, learning how to complete plumbing jobs single-handedly could save hundreds of pounds. Fixing a leaky tap for instance, only takes a wrench and a couple of minutes of your time but in 2019, plumbing call-outs cost homeowners in the UK

Housing Demand Hits Highest Level in Nine Weeks, Data Reveals

Demand for housing is now at the highest level since the second week of March, according to new research.

Estate agency Knight Frank has published data showing the number of new prospective buyers registering in the week ending 16 May was the highest in nine weeks. 

The government reopened the housing market last week, enabling transactions and home visits to resume providing social distancing is adhered to, and the impact has been immediate.

James Clarke, head of London sales at Knight Frank, said: “Last week saw the first flicker of what we believe will be a strong surge in activity. In these early days it has become clear that the market will spring back to life more forcefully than most people would have imagined only a few weeks ago.”

The government estimates that more than 450,000 people have been unable to progress their plans to move home since lockdown measures were introduced on 23 March. 

The majority of house moves have been on hold since then, with those in the middle of buying a house only allowed to move if “reasonably necessary” during the Covid-19 crisis.

Knight Frank reported last month that viewings plummeted 98% compared to the same period