The National Home Improvement Council has suggested that DIY retailers or home improvement companies should set up classes to educate people on how to do basic DIY tasks. The comment was made by Andrew Leech, the director of the NHBC in response to the news that more than half of all young people do not have the skills to maintain their homes.
It has also been suggested that older people are no longer passing DIY skills on to their children – causing a gap in the skill base.
Mr Leech pointed out that people are wasting money getting a professional in to do very simple and basic DIY projects. He believes that evening classes aimed at young people might be the way forward to encourage them to do DIY work themselves.