People 'don't have the time for DIY'
Edited by Bob Witham.Residential property
owners may be turning to recommended tradesmen
to perform maintenance on their homes, after one expert claimed many people do not have the time to do DIY tasks themselves.
Editor at Homebuilding & Renovating magazine Jason Orme said the "make do and mend approach" is beginning to disappear as modern-day concerns leave less room for upgrading the house.
"Most young people in jobs tend to be working long hours and ... the last thing they want to do in their few hours of spare time is DIY," he explained.
According to Mr Orme, there is also the consumer culture element, where it is now more likely homeowners will look to replace something that is broken, such as a boiler, rather than try to fix it.
His comments came just days after Saga Home Insurance revealed 18 per cent of 18 to 44-year-olds would be willing to bring in professional tradesmen for broken or leaky pipes, compared with the five per cent willing to take on the task themselves.