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I don’t know about you, but I personally love a DIY challenge. Whether it be building a flat-packed chest of drawers or repairing a broken shed, completing a DIY job can give you a feeling of satisfaction like no other.

That’s not to say I don’t know my own limits though. I understand that my tools, equipment and ability are not always best suited to complete all types of DIY job: some things you simply have to leave to the professionals.

With this in mind, here are three common DIY tasks that Britons quite rightly leave to the experts:

1.       Electrical rewiring.

With the rise of technology, the use of smartphones, PCs and other home electronics has grown massively over the years. However, not all UK homes are supplied with enough plug sockets to meet the rising demand, and many homeowners are now having to rewire their homes to use all of their appliances safely (i.e. without an over-plugged in extension lead).

Electricity is not something you can simply play around with though, as it can lead to serious injury or death when used incorrectly. In other words, you need an expert to help you out.

Many Britons realise this already, and calling an electrician out is often the first port of call when it comes to completing complex electrical work. While it’s true that you don’t necessarily need an electrician for every electrical-related job, it’s not such a great idea to trust your DIY skills for anything more complicated than changing a plug’s fuse.

2.       Fixing roofs.

Since approximately 4.4 million people in the UK have a fear of heights, many Britons tend to leave DIY jobs which involve working at height to the professionals. This includes any task which requires working on a ladder or scaffolding tower, such as making roof repairs or clearing the gutter.

While it can be tempting to avoid the cost of getting a roof specialist out, working at height can be very dangerous. In fact, it is one of the most common causes of injury and death at the workplace, so choosing to do high DIY tasks yourself can put you at significant risk. It’s no surprise then that many Britons are keeping themselves safe, hiring experts to do the work on their behalf.

3.       Painting/Wallpapering.

Many of us think we can handle painting jobs ourselves, but it’s all too easy to accidentally get a bit of paint on the skirting board or spread the paint unevenly across the wall. As such, many of us Britons are now leaving painting and wallpapering tasks to the professionals who have the experience and expertise to get the job done well.

Whether it be painting the entire outside of your house, or simply an interior room inside your home, painters and decorators come equipped with the right tools, knowledge and equipment to give you the exact finish you’re after, meaning you don’t have to deal with the hassle of doing it yourself.

Whatever your trade, here at Precipitous we have the ladders and access equipment you need. From extension ladders to more specialist ladders, why not take a look at our full selection for yourself? Or contact us today to find out more about the range of products we offer.