In pursuit of DIY perfection, there are often hiccups along the way.  The poll by online electrical retailer AO.com, of 2000 Brits discovered that on average over 30% had injured themselves while improving their homes. The most accident-prone area was Scotland (40%) followed closely by Yorkshire (37%), whereas the least accident-prone was the South West (24%) and East England (26%).

The study also found that Brits spend £70 billion on DIY every year and that 53% of those polled had argued with their partner as a result of doing DIY.

Here are the top five most accident-prone areas:

  1. Scotland - 40%
  2. Yorkshire - 37%
  3. North East - 36%
  4. South East - 33%
  5. Wales - 31%

The five areas least likely to have hurt themselves:

  1. South West - 24%
  2. East England - 26%
  3. North West - 26%
  4. West Midlands - 28%
  5. London - 30%