The most commonly botched home DIY job has been revealed

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Even expert DIYers can find that taking on challenging home improvement projects can cause more damage in the long-run, and increase costs too. That’s why it’s important to know which jobs to leave to the pros. 

Many self builders, renovators and home improvers often try to do work on a DIY basis, especially those with engineering or building experience. In fact, 68% of people in the UK have admitted to attempting to fix something at home before calling in a professional, according to new research from Toolstation.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.