76% Of Homeowners ‘Have Unfinished Household Jobs’
Homeowners making use of the best property surveyors Norwich has available may want to make home improvements their focus this year, as research has revealed that 76 per cent currently have unfinished work to do in their houses.
Conducted by AA Home Membership, the study found that the typical house has four jobs yet to be completed, with some having been ongoing for a year. Furthermore, six per cent of homeowners have a job that’s been ongoing for over five years.
The nation’s to-do list includes throwing away furniture, painting and decorating, updating the bathroom and kitchen, redoing the garden, cleaning out the loft and sorting out the garage.
“While a lot of the things people are doing to their homes are superficial, our research showed that one in nine people (11 per cent) have unfinished electrical work around their property. That’s quite an alarming figure with possible dangers,” head of AA Home Membership Helen Brooker remarked.
She went on to advise homeowners to call in qualified tradespeople if there is dangerous work that needs to be completed, rather than trying to do it themselves.
Further research from the AA revealed the UK’s interest in DIY – although it would seem that many of us suffer mishaps along the way. It was found that more than a third have spilled paint on the floor, 31 per cent have drilled holes in the wrong place and 16 per cent have blown the electrics while doing up their homes.
When it comes to big jobs, it might be wise to get the professionals in rather than try and go it alone, just in case something does go wrong.