16 December 2008
Feeling guilty about all those DIY jobs you have not quite got round? Well, if it all comfort, you are not alone.
Millions of men have admitted they have no idea how simple household tasks.
And, it seems, will be replaced by DIY Ask your father, because only the older generation who still possess the necessary skills to their homes.
Millions of men have no idea how simple DIY tasks, a survey suggests
A survey has revealed that one fifth of young men are incapable of rewiring a plug, and an astonishing 7 percent can not even change a light bulb.
Among the older men, only one in eight was not in a position, a ReWire plug and only 4 percent were not in a new light bulb.
A clear impact of the survey is that in the coming years, more and more households have to professionals to do these simple jobs because their fathers no longer have the skills to help them.
For the survey, 3000 men were asked about their knowledge, and the results were divided into two groups - under 40 and those over 40.
On almost every issue of young men have worse.
More than a quarter of younger men could not change securing, compared with 11 percent of older men.
Nearly one third of young men do not know how to unblock a sink partner, while only one sixth of the older generation admitted the same.
Bleeding a radiator was also more than 30 percent of the young, but only Mystified less than one fifth of the parents.
And even painting walls is too delicate for 31 percent of young men, compared with less than a quarter of older men.
Flat-pack furniture, but apparently still in his flat pack for almost a quarter of the older generation, while they confused only one eighth of young people.
And between the two groups fifths say that they do not know how they put up a shelf.
The research was for the Cosyhomesonline.com site that offers advice on DIY, or leads you to a dealer, if the task proves beyond you.
Sylvia Marshall spokesman said: "The modern man seems no time, confidence and experience when it comes to the general household tasks and DIY.
"It is worrying, household repairs seem to baffle men now - DIY skills are always a thing of the past.
"Putting a shelf, changing or a plug-fuse need not be complicated, they are all easy things to do, it's only a matter of learning the ropes."
Overall, the figures showed that Britain remains divided between those who can do, and do it, and those who can not, and someone else.
More than 60 percent of all men say they practically around the home. Slightly more than half said they loved DIY, while 46 percent said they hated it.