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Plumbing courses 'a fantastic investment'

A home improvement expert has suggested plumbing courses are a great investment for people, as they can teach individuals how to carry out a variety of tasks around the house.

Build It editor Anna-Marie Desouza suggested homeowners are often not ambitious enough with their DIY projects.

She accepted that people should not attempt tricky tasks without appropriate knowledge and claimed signing up for plumbing courses can be a "fantastic investment".

Ms Desouza explained that people can learn the basics of such work and save cash on hiring professionals to come and carry out simple procedures.

"The more you do and the more confident you become, the bigger the task you can take on," added the Build It spokesperson.

Her comments were made after Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank revealed that one in ten Brits has paid out up to