Some repairs are fairly straightforward to do and do not require specialist tools. You may find undertaking them yourself: less time consuming (not having to wait in for a tradesperson); minimises ongoing inconvenience and gives you an opportunity to acquire skills and confidence when tackling small jobs yourself.
DIY repairs can also free up time for our repairs team to focus on complex repairs that require greater expertise.
Southwark Council has produced a series of videos giving professional advice on how to complete a wide range of jobs around the home, from unblocking a toilet to changing a florescent light tube.
The link below takes you to the videos. Have a look and see if they are helpful to you.