One quarter of Glaswegians have suffered from a DIY disaster during lockdown, a study has found. 

The research has revealed the most commonly botched up jobs, as well as the most common injuries.

According to the study, the biggest DIY fails carried out by Glaswegians are:

  • Painting walls (44 per cent)
  • Fitting up lighting (13 per cent) 
  • Putting up wallpaper (13 per cent) 
  • Filling in cracks (13 per cent)
  • Repairing broken appliances (19 per cent). 

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Other findings for the city include: 

  • 39 per cent of Glaswegians have undertaken more DIY during lockdown
  • Glaswegians have undertaken nine more DIY projects during lockdown
  • Glasgow residents have spent five days on average doing DIY during lockdown
  • Glaswegians have had three failed DIY projects during lockdown

The top five injuries Glaswegians have suffered from while doing DIY projects during lockdown are:

  • Sustained injuries which have landed me in hospital (25 per cent)
  • Broken/fractured bones (25 per cent)
  • Fallen off a ladder/stepladder (25 per cent)
  • Ankle sprain (13 per cent)
  • Eye injuries (13 per cent)

The research also found that 50 per cent of Glaswegians said they would have visited the doctor with their DIY injuries but didn't due to COVID-19.

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DIY Gerry, BiGDUG's DIY expert said: “We’ve seen a huge increase in customer sales for home DIY tools over the past couple of months, which inevitably means Brits are experiencing their fair share of lockdown DIY fails.

"Before starting a DIY project, I always recommend you prepare by having the correct storage in place with a clean space to work in, which can be achieved by organising your tools tidily.

"At BiGDUG, our shelving and storage solutions can be used to tidy and optimise a space so that customers can practice DIY safely and securely at home, and we’re always sharing advice and how-tos for our products.

"Taking safety precautions and keeping your space organised will help prevent DIY accidents in your home as well as to yourself."