Dickies DIY fixes

Tradespeople ready to fix lockdown DIY disasters

According to a survey by global workwear brand Dickies, over the coming months, nearly three-quarters of tradespeople expect to be fixing botched DIY jobs carried out by people at home during the lockdown imposed in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The poll, carried out through Dickies Workwear’s Twitter feed, revealed that 72.9% of respondents anticipated spending some of their time fixing DIY disasters over the next few months.

“If the queues outside B&Qs recently reopened stores were anything to go by, many people will have been using their time during the lockdown to attempt home improvements – including the kind of jobs they’d usually rely on a tradesperson to complete for them,” said James Whitaker, Marketing Director for Dickies.

“It’s very likely that tradespeople will be busy over the coming months putting right the efforts of those who haven’t been able to match the skill that’s often required to do those jobs well. While our poll has been a fun way of looking at this, it does serve as a reminder of how much we rely on the expertise of trained and experienced tradespeople in our day to day lives.”

Are you a tradesperson who is spending some of your time fixing DIY disasters? Tell us about it on social media, using the hashtag #DickiesDIYfix and tagging Dickies using the following details:

On Twitter: @DickiesEurope

On Instagram: @dickiesworkwearofficial

On Facebook: @DickiesWorkwear


About Dylan Garton

Dylan Garton is a cofounder of Skill Builder and freelance video producer, camera operator and video editor.


  1. hi very good morning to you all .
    i trust that you are well and doing great .
    my name is mr reza kazemi. i am 40 years old male self employed carpenter .currently i am working on site.
    how ever i want to come out of site and getting involved into extensions and working for my self ,to earn more money .
    i live with my family in milton keynes . buckinghamshire.
    i just though that i put my name out there .
    although (has to be said that , ) i have always enjoyed watching your very helpful videos .

    • Thanks Reza, moving into extension work could be a great move for you like it has been for Robin and many others.

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