British women say 'no thanks' to DIY husbands

A recent survey conducted among female U.K. homeowners found that 61% would rather hire a professional for a repair job than give it to their husband or significant other. The on-line survey was conducted by

At the top of the list of the jobs women felt their partners could not complete to a good standard were fitting [remodeling] a kitchen (57%); tiling a bathroom (47%); laying flooring (43%); and replacing an electrical socket (34%). Only 35% entrusted their partners with wallpapering. 

The survey, which involved 2000 women, was undertaken by online research specialist OnePoll in March 2011.

MyHammer is an on-line listing of certified contractors that allows consumers to get quotes for jobs from builders, plumbers, electricians and other tradesmen and then submit reviews once the work is done.