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Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: December 12, 2014 | No Comments »

Traditional roofing material like slates, pantiles and clay tiles can be expensive and are generally pretty heavy. There are a number of alternatives that are cheaper and lighter which can help save a considerable amount on a new build or even when replacing an existing roof. Some of these roofing materials are contemporary in looks, Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: December 3, 2014 | No Comments »

Replacing a Boiler Need a new Gas Boiler? If you are going to replace your central heating system or just thinking of replacing your boiler, there are a few simple rules you should follow. We guide you through the process. There is more information in our Choosing a Boiler Project. Boiler Safety If you are Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: November 28, 2014 | No Comments »

We thought we might end the week with a spot of light relief with our top 20 ‘builders songs’. Our self-imposed rules are that the title or the artist must have a link to building, DIY or household jobs, or to tools and trades. Regular readers will know that we like a good pun, so Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: November 27, 2014 | No Comments »

This stunning property sitting on the banks of Loch Awe in Argyll, Scotland, is the overall winner of the Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating awards 2014. It is home for Mike and Ann Urwin, who commissioned the design from their architect Alastair MacIntyre, of McInnes Gardner. The house took only eight months to build and Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: November 12, 2014 | No Comments »

Finding where to place a radiator in a room can be tricky, so in this guide we are going to outline how to go about placing radiators to get the best out of them. In short, you have three main considerations: Physical restrictions Room design Safety and any building regulations (for example, with electric radiators) Read on…