You can still get FREE tickets to The National Homebuilding and Renovating Show by clicking on the banner below and registering. It gives you free entry for two people to the show a the NEC in Birmingham which starts on Thursday 29th March and finishes on Sunday 1st April.
It promises to be another fantastic show with over 450 exhibitors and including an Advice Centre, Ask the Architects and Planning Clinic where you can get one to one help and advice on specific aspects of you project, a new Eco Home theatre, a Period Property Pavillion, and of course the Tricks of the Trade stage where DIY Doctor will be for the duration of the show!
You can come along the the Tricks of the Trade area and listen and watch for free as Mike Edwards talks you through how to tile a bathroom, how to skim plaster a wall and how to avoid cowboy builders. All the talks and demos are packed with hints and tips and are always exceedingly popular, so plan your day and make sure you don’t miss out!
We have several new projects on the diydoctor site which we wanted to flag up for you.
Firstly we have the first of many new projects planned on interior design, and this one is focusing on colour theory and how to choose and use colour in your home. It gives helpful advice on using a colour wheel and what different colours can do for an interior.
Then we have a couple of projects, also dealing with interiors but the first one is all about artex and how to apply artex or textured plaster to walls or ceilings, and the second project is on decorative mouldings such as skirting, cornices and ceiling roses.
If you are looking for investment for your business idea, Dragons’ Den are on the hunt for the new series.
The hugely popular BBC programme are asking for people to pitch their business ideas to the five dragons – if you dare – so if you would like more information and are interested in auditioning, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website www.bbc.co.uk/dragonsden
For years people have complained at how tricky some of Ikea’s assemby instructions can be for their flat packed furniture, but at last they have launched the first of a series of assembly instruction videos.
The Swedish company’s usual printed instruction booklets have always just used pictures to illustrate what you need to do to put your furniture together, and many have found this frustrating to say the least!
The first video they have released is a how-to on putting together their Malm bed frame, but they plan to add to this regularly, focusing on their most popular items.
So let’s hope that now Ikea furniture stress becomes a thing of the past!
Have you had problems following Ikea instructions in the past and what do you think of their video help?