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Tiling Presentation by DIY Doctor Olympia London Great value for money at Sandown Racecourse with the Southern Homebuilding and Renovating Show

Mike Edwards Demonstrating How to Fit Tiles on the Tricks of the Trade Stage

This weekend DIY Doctor will be presenting at the tricks of the Trade Theatre

Regular show visitors will be familiar with Mike Edwards from DIY Doctor and his inimitable style of presenting the Tricks of the Trade Stage at the Sandown Racecourse for the Southern Homebuilding and Renovating Show.

Come and find out how to have a go at plastering your walls, tiling your bathroom and if you are employing a builder rather than doing it yourself how to pick a good tradesman and avoid cowboy builders.

We will be supported at the show by Checkatrade and Trusty Payments.

11.00 – How to skim plaster your walls
Preparing the wall for plastering, getting the mix right and getting the plaster on the walls evenly, before finally getting it flat and smooth. You will also find out how to mend holes in plasterboard.

12.30 – How to avoid cowboy builders
We know that ‘Cowboy Builders’ can 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 covers help on how to make sure that:
* you get accurate references
* your builder is insured during the work
* you are covered against accidents
* the completed work is satisfactory
* any follow-up snagging is completed

Find out more about finding good builders with Checkatrade on our main website.

14.00 – How to skim plaster your walls
As above – so good we do it twice!

15.30 – How to tile your bathroom
Although it is the smallest room in the house it can be the hardest to decorate! Learn how to get a perfect fit when tiling around the toilet, basin and bath with minimum wastage and for maximum effect.

Other Things to See at the Show

Seminar Theatre

What are the ten things you need to consider when building a sustainable home? How do heat pumps work? Can you finish your self-build project on time and within budget? Get answers form the experts in the Seminar Theatre along with many more commonly-asked self-build and renovation questions.

These FREE sessions are running throughout the weekend, and they are full of tips on avoiding pitfalls and achieving stunning results.

10.30-11.10
A beginner’s guide to building your own home
Presented by David Snell, Author and Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine Contributing Editor
And Sally Tagg, Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine Planning Expert

11.15-11.45 
Extension design ideas: The fundamentals of successful extension and renovation
Presented by Michael Holmes, Editor-in-Chief, Real Homes Magazine

12.00-12.30 
How to choose the right heating system
Presented by Tim Pullen, Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine Eco Expert

12.45-13.15
Saving money on your build costs – the key to budgeting and effective cost control
Presented by Bob Branscombe, Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine Building Expert

13.30-14.00
Permitted Development: Extensions and home improvements that don’t need planning permission
Presented by Sally Tagg, Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine Planning Expert

14.15-14.45
Inspirational design ideas for kitchens and bathrooms
Presented by Michael Holmes, Editor-in-Chief, Real Homes Magazine

15.00-15.30
Eco-Renovation: How to minimise your home’s energy bills
Presented by Tim Pullen, Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine Eco Expert

15.45-16.15
Self-build and home improvement secrets: The most common mistakes and how to avoid them
Presented by David Snell, Author and Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine Contributing Editor

16.20-16.45 (Saturday Only)
How to find a reliable builder and compare quotes on a like-for-like basis
Presented by Chris Reeves, Solicitor, Member of the Chartered Institute of Building, and Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine Legal Expert

Get Complimentary Tickets

Simply click on the link and get a pair of free tickets for one of the show dates.

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