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Only one week to go to the Southern Homebuilding and Renovating Show! Click on the banner below to register for TWO FREE TICKETS to the show (and this will save you £16!).

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The DIY Doctor team are getting prepared and are looking forward to spending next weekend at Sandown Park in Surrey. The show is open on Saturday 30th June from 10am until 5pm and Sunday 1st July from 10am until 4.30pm.

As always it promises to be a fantastic show which, as well as DIY Doctor hosting the Tricks of the Trade stage, will see over 200 companies exhibiting, an Ask the Experts area, Masterclasses and Seminars, the new ‘Planning Clinic’ where you can get one-to-one advice on your planning application as well as advice sessions with ‘Ask the Architects’.

Our Tricks of the Trade sessions will follow this timetable for both days, so come and get some practical help and advice:

11am – How to skim plaster your walls
This presentation takes you through preparing the wall for plastering, mixing and applying the plaster and finally how to get it flat and smooth. You will also find out how to mend holes in plasterboard.

12.30pm – How to avoid cowboy builders
There is a lot of news in the media about ‘Cowboy Builders’ and how they ruin lives – but there is very little advice given to help you avoid them. This presentation will give advice on how to find reliable tradesmen and cover how to make sure
    · you obtain accurate references
    · your builder is adequately insured during the work
    · you are covered against accidents
    · the finished work is satisfactory
    · follow-up snagging is completed

2pm – How to skim plaster your walls
This presentation takes you through preparing the wall for plastering, mixing and applying the plaster and finally how to get it flat and smooth. You will also find out how to mend holes in plasterboard.

3.30pm – How to tile your bathroom
Often the smallest room in the house but the most difficult to decorate! Learn how to get tiles to fit perfectly around toilet, basin and bath with minimum wastage and maximum effect.


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