Helping Gen Z become Gen D-IY

We’ve teamed up with Jeff and Freddie Brazier as our research reveals that 3 million young adults lack basic home maintenance skills.

Jeff and Freddie Brazier in red HomeServe uniforms sitting in front of a house.

That’s why we’re on a mission to help get the nation feeling confident about essential DIY. Whether you’re a total novice or looking to brush up on your skills, we’ve got tips for tackling some of the top household issues.

Jeff and Freddie Brazier crouching in front of a sink unit with the stopcock exposed.

Stumped by Stopcocks

Your stopcock is the first place you should go in the event of a plumbing issue and only 22% of young adults are confident they know where to find it.

Find out more about stopcocks
Jeff and Freddie Brazier inspecting a fusebox.

Fuse Box Fixes

Just 31% of young adults feel confident in tackling fusebox issues. Watch our video to find out how to get the power back on in the event of a trip.

How to fix a tripped fuse
A HomeServe Engineer teaching Freddie Brazier how to fix a leaky tap.

Fixing a Dripping Tap

Many young adults don't feel confident when it comes to basic plumbing tasks. Check out our video to help tackle a common issue with household taps.

How to fix leaking tap issues
Jeff and Freddie Brazier bleeding a radiator.

Bleeding a radiator

If your radiator has cold spots or is making a rattling noise, it may need bleeding. Read our step-by-step guide to get it running smoothly again.

How to bleed your radiators
Freddie Brazier welcoming a HomeServe Engineer into his home. A lightbulb graphic is in the background.

Changing a lightbulb

41% of young adults say they don’t feel confident changing a lightbulb. Don’t get left in the dark and check out our top tips.

Changing a lightbulb
Freddie Brazier holding a key to university accommodation with a HomeServe key ring.

University guide

Moving to university? Our essential student's guide is packed with helpful DIY tips to make your new accommodation feel like home.

View the guide

Do you need a little extra help?

Let HomeServe take care of it

From home emergency cover to one-off repairs and new boiler installations, we’re always looking for ways to bring you better care for your home. Take a look at our full range of products and services.

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Looking for more DIY advice?

Whether it’s home maintenance help and guidance or DIY tips, we’ve got everything you need to take on those smaller jobs at home.

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What our customers are saying...

Data is based on Opinium commissioned research amongst 2,000 UK adults (18+) in May 2024. For the purposes of this study, we’re referring to young adults as 18-34 year olds. Based on Statistica's 2022 data, the UK's population aged 18-34 is estimated at more than 11,000,000. 27% of people from this demographic taking our survey reported that they lack basic DIY skills taught by their parents. This equates to 3,009,899 18-34 year olds.