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

20122014
Painting and decorating63%73%
Landscaping the garden16%40%
Carpeting and fllooring24%33%
Tiling19%24%
Installing insulation10%18%
Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

2014

Region

Europe

Survey time period

2012 and 2014

Number of respondents

17,050*

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

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "DIY and home improvement market in Europe"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.