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1 in 3 DIYers wish they'd called a professional!

A recent survey conducted by Plentific showed that as many as 1 in 3 homeowners regret their DIY projects, wishing instead that they had called in the professionals.

Many DIY enthusiasts do indeed step far out of their comfort zones to carry out jobs around the house. We believe that DIYers need to realise their limits, and look carefully at their own skills to determine what projects are best suited to them.

The cost of professional services can sometimes be high, particularly in city environments, which encourages a DIY approach. The temptation to save money in labour expenses can be strong, but can also become a false economy. DIY jobs that go wrong can result in expensive repairs, particularly with critical works, such as:

•    Plumbing
•    Construction
•    Roofing
•    Electrics
•    Windows and doors

These types of works can often go badly wrong, resulting in the professionals having to come in and put right the mistakes – which ends up costing much more in the long run.

Choose your DIY projects wisely

It is important to make sure that you are well within your capabilities when you consider a DIY project of any size. Choosing your DIY projects wisely, and ensuring you have the right materials to work with, can make all the difference.

Roofing has traditionally been a job for an expert, and often quite rightly so. However, Permaroof UK has developed the ideal solution to help you perform flat roofing quickly and easily with our
Permaroof-in-a-Box rubber roof kits.

The rubber roof kit from Permaroof is one of our best-selling products, available in a wide range of standard sizes, or custom-cut to order. Everything you need is included in the kit – EPDM membrane, adhesive, fixings, instructions – everything.

As our unique rubber roof kits contain EPDM membrane in a single piece, there are no joins to be concerned about, no hot bitumen (traditionally used in felt roof installation) – EPDM is applied using water-based, cold adhesive, and no waste.

Full instructions are included, and we provide a free channel of tutorial videos should you get stuck.

Just to be certain, you may want to receive some formal training, and Permaroof can help you there too, with our Firestone-approved EPDM training days held at our headquarters in Derby.

If DIYers select their projects according to their skills and capabilities, it is much more likely that they will be happier with the results.