Over 50? – Insure yourself against DIY disaster

However when DIY jobs don’t quite go to plan, one in five (21%) under 50s have had to call in the professionals to fix a botched DIY job compared to only 10% of the older generation.

However, the physical dangers of DIY are also apparent as nearly a third (31%) of the over 50s have incurred an injury whilst carrying out DIY in their homes, with 3% even requiring hospital treatment.

Andrew Goodsell, Executive Chairman, Saga Financial Services, comments “Homeowners should check they have accidental damage cover as part of their home insurance, just in case their DIY dreams turn in to DIY disasters.”

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