Women less likely to cause DIY disastersFriday, 17 June 2011 09:42
Women are much less likely to cause disasters when carrying out DIY tasks around the home, a new study has found.
The research – carried out by Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance – revealed that while many men claim to be the kings of home improvement, in reality it is their female partners who are more likely to get the job done.
Almost a quarter of men surveyed (23 per cent) likened themselves to TV presenter, Nick Knowles’, style of DIY and claim that they know the basics. More often than not however it is left to the lady in their lives to put up shelves, paint walls and cut the grass.
What’s more, the research also found that men are a third more likely to injure themselves or have a costly DIY disaster than women.
With Fathers Day approaching and DIY gifts being among the most popular, these findings may be put to the test.