Does your home insurance cover DIY blunders?
DIY Brits planning to do up their homes on the cheap should check their home insurance policy covers them for any DIY blunders before they get out the toolbox, Saga Insurance warned this week.
The over-50s insurance specialist issued the warning to coincide with new research showing that DIY is a popular past-time with the older generation.
Three quarters of over-50s opt to do up their home using DIY rather than hiring a professional tradesmen.
The over-50s also like others to share in their DIY hobby, with 47% calling in family members to help them with DIY tasks.
They’re also more carefully and less likely to cause an accident, with only 10% of over-50% having had to call in the professionals to fix a botched DIY job, compared to 21% of under-50s.
Nearly a third (31%) of over-50s have injured themselves whilst carrying out DIY.
“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,” said Andrew Goodsell, Saga’s executive chairman.