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DIY survey: confidence in selected DIY skills in Europe 2012-2014

This statistic presents the share of Europeans who feel confident carrying out DIY and home improvement tasks themselves, comparing results between the 2012 and 2014 surveys for five selected skills. Landscaping the garden showed the biggest change with confidence levels rising from 16 percent in 2012 to 40 percent in 2014. Respondents were also more confident with insulation in 2014. 18 percent said they would be confident installing insulation themselves compared to 10 percent in 2012.

Comparison in confidence in selected DIY tasks in Europe in 2012 and 2014

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Survey time period

2012 and 2014

Number of respondents


Special properties

adults; all household decision makers and undertaking DIY in their household

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* France (n=2,277), United Kingdom (n=2,241), Ireland (n=1,129), Poland (n=2,280), Spain (n=2,230), Russia (n=2,300), Romania (n=1,116), Germany (n=2,266), Turkey (n=1,211).
** Dates of 2012 survey not given

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