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Millennials are worse at DIY than younger generation Z, survey suggests

Telegraph Reporters
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Millenials are even more useless at basic DIY jobs than those younger than them, a study has found.

Millennials - those aged between 25-34 - came rock bottom in a test of basic DIY jobs, including changing a lightbulb, fixing wobbly furniture or stopping a door hinge from squeaking.

They fared even worse than those in Generation Z, aged between 18-24, the study found.

Given nine relatively simply DIY tasks, Millennials came bottom in five of them when up against four other age groups, with those from Generation Z coming bottom in just four, the poll of 2,000 Brits found.

Those over the age of 55 came top in eight of the nine tasks. Bizarrely, however, Millennials trumped all age groups when it came to being able to fix a leaky loo.

A spokesman for the WRAS said that young Brits had 'low basic home repair skills', adding last week: "Millennials are increasingly unable to take on simple tasks."

Julie Spinks, managing director of WRAS, said last week: "There is a clear general divide when it comes to doing repairs in the home.

"Generation Rent seems to have created a nation of people who aren't confident in dealing with straight forward tasks, from changing a light to bleeding a radiator.

"Knowing how to do some of these tasks can save time and money."