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DIY DUCKING OUT OF; 6 OUT OF 10 MEN ADMIT THEY MAKE EXCUSES TO PUT OFF DIY JOBS.

DIY is something that you're either into or you're not. Some people can throw up a set of shelves with barely a thought, while others can't tell a spanner from a spirit level. At Home, we've decided to start looking at simple DIY jobs that get put on the long finger, but that you really shouldn't be scared of.

A recent study by Bosch power tools showed that an alarming number of men will go to great lengths to avoid doing basic jobs around the house. (It should be pointed out that this study was among men, which is terribly sexist - there's no reason women can't put off doing DIY as well!) The study showed that top excuses include declaring the weather too hot, too cold, or even too wet, while some even went as far as to proclaim they 'cannot be trusted' with tools.

Many men also admit that DIY delays are caused by Googling hints and tips on how to do the job.

The survey spoke to over 1,000 British men and found that one in three feel they aren't as practical as their own fathers, while almost a fifth have called their dad in the past year at least once to help them tackle, or completely take care of, a DIY task.

The research also examined the length of time it takes the typical bloke to get around to completing a string of day-to-day household repairs. Close to 20 per cent said they had never put off a DIY job, one in six have managed to put it off for more than a year and a staggering five per cent admitted ducking a pressing DIY task for more than six years.

If you have DIY jobs you're particularly proud of, or that you're not sure how to deal with, email me at stephen.mcmullin@trinitymirror.com and perhaps we'll feature it here.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 3, 2017
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