When it comes to DIY, life is often like a sitcom and things that can go wrong often do! Co-op Insurance has estimated that UK homeowners spend around £3.4 billion putting right the damage they’ve caused with botched DIY jobs which have resulted in burst water pipes, holes in walls and ceilings, accidental damage and injuries.

The most common expense is when you start one job, but it leads on to another and that’s when the costs begin to mount.

The ability to laugh at yourself in the face of adversity is a great way of building up resilience. So, with your psychological health in mind, we’ve launched a new photo competition.

Post a photo of your DIY disaster

If you’ve ever had a DIY project that ended up with sitcom-esque “hilarious consequences”, we do hope you took a photo. Our latest competition is to find the best (or should that be worst) example of a DIY project that’s gone wrong. The winners get a personalised overall to encourage them to dust their tools off and try again.

All you have to do to enter is take a photo of your DIY Disaster and post either:

On our Facebook wall; or

Follow us on Twitter @Radiator_Centre, then tweet your photo to us.

The competition is open for entries between 17 May and midday on 31 May, and the best photo on both Facebook and Twitter will each win a prize.

Good luck, and we look forward to seeing your photos!

Terms & Conditions:

‘The DIY Disasters’ competition runs from 17-31 May 2017, closing at 12:00 noon on 31 May.
Entry is free and you can enter as many times as you like.
All photos will be moderated before being posted.
The judges’ decision is final.
One prize will be given to the best photo on Twitter</a>; the other prize will be given to the best photo on Facebook.
Winners will be notified by 5:30 on Thursday 1 June.
The prize is a personalised overall. There is no cash alternative. Winners will be asked for their clothing size and the name they would like on their overall.