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One of the objectives of DIY Doctor as a company and the DIY Doctor himself Mike Edwards is to help rid the UK of the cowboy builder menace and to these ends we have introduced a comprehensive system called HIPS (Home Improver Protection Solution). This system includes methods for finding insured and reliable tradesmen, checking any quotes you have received and also protecting your finances during your build process.
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