When it comes to Do It Yourself – Don’t!

There’s a reason why tradespeople spend years as apprentices learning their craft – because they are complex and require specialist skills. renovation

In my line of work, I witness an inordinate amount of people trying to cut corners and save money.

The problem is that DIY still costs money and, more often than not, more money on fixing your amateur mistakes.

DIY robs you of your most precious asset – time.

Stick with being an expert in your chosen field, charge well for your time, and spend some of that money on paying a tradesman to deliver quality work in the shortest timeframe possible.

If I can’t convince you, perhaps the statistics will.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data shows that around 3,300 Australians are hospitalised each year with injuries from DIY jobs gone bad – and most these are caused by power tools.

Add to that the financial implications of health care and time away from work and you will suddenly be well behind where you could have been if you had of paid an expert in the first place.

The next time you are perusing the countless tools available in Bunnings and dreaming of the money you will save if you DIY on the weekend, go back to work and call a professional.


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Brett Warren


Brett Warren is Director of Metropole Properties Brisbane and uses his 13 plus years property investment experience to advise clients how to grow, protect and pass on their build their wealth through property. Visit: Metropole Brisbane

'When it comes to Do It Yourself – Don’t!' have 2 comments


    June 10, 2017 Ben

    This article is extremely presumptions of the skills individuals garner throughtout their life and ignorant of the enormous satisfaction and enjoyment DIY’ers get from doing something outside their line of work.


      Michael Yardney

      June 10, 2017 Michael Yardney

      Ben I agree there is great satisfaction in a job well done and doing it yourself. There are also areas of your life where it’s better to learn from others. Investing is s very costly endeavour to learn by trial and error


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