DIY repairs - approach with caution!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

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Property owners are more encouraged to undertake renovations and repairs themselves in the current economic climate, but need to be wary of the consequences that their work can have on home insurance.

The National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) has noticed a significant increase in the number of people carrying out their own decorating, or renovating their own gardens.

Some residents are trying their hand at more technical tasks, such as laying a patio or replacing guttering.

Those who are carrying out maintenance projects should check their home insurance policy to guarantee they are not in danger of putting their coverage in jeopardy.

NHIC director Andrew Leech has warned that some tasks should only be attempted by professionals, including work related to gas, electricity and water. These require the attention and expertise of a qualified tradesman who is specially certificated and does not only provide the appropriate level of technology plus the important level of quality but also can provide adequate insurance to cover the work and materials," Mr Leech continued.

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