DIY jobs you should never attempt yourself


We all love a bit of DIY. There’s nothing quite like getting the toolkit out and getting on with a job around the house that you know you can do yourself. However, some people take this too far. They start DIY projects that are unrealistic or require specialist training, which in turn can do damage to their property or, worse still, put themselves and others in danger. That’s why it’s important to know the limitations of DIY. Gardening can be a DIY  project just by ordering garden supplies online. This article outlines all the DIY jobs you should never attempt yourself.

Electrical rewiring

An electrical rewiring project is a job best left to the experts. You can easily cause yourself or others around you serious harm if you do not know what you are doing. If there is any doubt, get an electrician to look at your wiring and give you advice on how to repair it safely.

Double glazing

If you have a problem with your double glazing, again, it’s best to call a professional. Replacements can be expensive, and the consequences of getting it wrong could even mean replacing all the windows in your property – not just one single pane. You risk making bad problems worse if you attempt this yourself.

Given that this is a job for professionals, you should check to see if you’re eligible for any grants or funding that would make the cost cheaper. Check out Double Glazing Funding by visiting to use their eligibility checker.

Gas maintenance

If you smell gas in your property, the first thing to do is switch off the main gas supply. Then it’s time to call a trained professional who will be able to make sure your home is safe and conduct any possible repairs, as well as check for any damage. Gas leaks pose serious health risks, so don’t underestimate how important this job is.


The same goes for plumbing. If you’re experiencing any problems, call your gas engineer or plumber right away so they can come and check the situation for you before it gets worse or causes damage to your inground pool. Then you can choose to either let them fix it and pay their fees, which will be much lower than if you caused the problem in the first place, or carry on DIYing and risk making the situation even worse.


Not everyone is a DIY pro, but that doesn’t mean you should shy away from tiling jobs. We all know how frustrating it can be to see tiles that are badly fitted or coming loose, and if you have the right tools, underlay, and grout, there isn’t much standing in your way.

The reason why it’s not advisable to attempt tiling jobs is that if you mess it up, it can be very costly to repair. It’s also a job that involves some specific tools and skills, so there is a high risk of making mistakes. Also, if you damage tiles or the wall behind them when hammering in nails or pulling tiles off the wall, you risk causing permanent damage to your home.

Don’t take on more than you can handle. For anything that seems too big, don’t be afraid to call in a professional. If it turns out they are unable to help, at least you won’t be out of pocket and you’ll still have a working property.

Madison Hall
With a background in Engineering from Stanford University, Madison Hall brings a unique perspective to the DIY world. With 15 years of experience in both engineering and DIY projects, she started contributing to our website in 2022. Her approach combines technical knowledge with experience, making her articles informative and accessible. Before joining us, Madison worked in a leading engineering firm focusing on sustainable building practices. She enjoys woodworking and exploring the latest tech gadgets in her leisure time.

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