Our Video Reviews are The Most Watched on You Tube
It makes sense to us that before buying a piece of equipment you want to do some research on it, and how better to see it in action than to see one of our tradesmen testing it out? That’s why on our You Tube Channel some of our most popular videos are the tool reviews.
DIY Doctor tests tools and reports on their performance to guide you to chose the right tool for the job
You can see the sort of videos we make by heading over to our YouTube channel, where you will find our reviews and also many instructional videos on building processes.
It would be great if you would subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss all our great new videos that are coming soon. Our resident ‘Star’, Mike Edwards, is now moving into directing and he has been having a great time filming all sorts of building and DIY guides to help you with Home Improvement projects.
DIY Doctor Reviews Products as an Industry Expert
Mike Edwards is a regular on stage at various trade shows including the Homebuilding and Renovating Shows and the Ideal Home Show, he also makes appearances on Radio and Television and has become the trusted voice of DIY and Home Improvement through his work with TrustMark to help eliminate Cowboy Builders in the Building industry.
If you have products that you want to have tried and tested then we would also be happy to hear from you with your suggestions, please contact us in the first instance and then we can explain the process to you. We don’t promise to flatter – but we will be honest!
If you have any suggestions for videos please do contact us to let us know what you want to see.
The Homebuilding and Renovating Show will be at Sandown Park in Surrey 29-30 June
DIY Doctor will have a stand at the show and we would love to see you there. So if you fancy coming down to Sandown Racecourse in Surrey at the end of June then we are giving away free tickets to the show, just click on the banner above. Feel free to tell your friends, the more visitors the merrier!
DIY Clinic: The Doctor will be Taking Your Questions
Mike Edwards does our stage presentations at the larger shows and many of you will have seen him presenting before (he is also the face of the DIY Doctor You Tube Channel). At the Sandown Homebuilding and Renovating Show he will be running two clinics a day to answer any building and DIY problems you may be having.
Clinics will run on the Saturday and Sunday at these times:
11.00 am to 1.00 pm
2.00 pm to 3.30 pm
If you want to book your free 15 minute appointment to see the DIY Doctor, then please contact us stating your name and your preferred appointment time, or you can take pot luck on the day by vising us at stand 207.
Countdown to the Show
OK, so it is not quite as exciting as Christmas, but we always look forward to meeting everyone at the Homebuilding and Renovating Shows, so we have set up a countdown monitor to count the ‘sleeps’ till we go. If you want to find out more about the show, including who else will be exhibiting and which celebrities and experts will be giving talks and demonstrations, then go to the Homebuilding and Renovating Website For more information, including how to get there and show opening times.
Spring Bank Holiday 2012 Was Hot…But
However we remember Spring Bank Holidays when it was not. It has probably escaped most people’s memory but at DIY Doctor, because we were working, we remember the Spring Bank Holiday of 1984 very well indeed.
It was the coldest, nastiest, wettest Bank Holiday recorded in the last 40 years. Apparently in Hertfordshire it rained for 66 of the 72 hours of the 3-day weekend. Temperatures stayed below 10 degrees c and only the very brave (and stupid) ventured outdoors.
Never Suffer a Cold Bank Holiday Again
DIY Doctor never wants to live through a weekend like that again so we started our plans for DIY sunshine and thirty years later they are complete. Here is the video to prove it! (Click to play.)
Never be caught out on a cold day again. Follow these simple instructions to make your own DIY sunshine and you will be forever tanned and happy.
Don’t forget the sunscreen though!
We are pleased to announce the winner of our logo competition, but it is a low key affair.
If you braved the snow to visit us at the National Home Building and Renovating Show at the NEC in Birmingham last month, you may have entered our logo competition.
The winner came over from Chester, but he has asked us not to use his name in our publicity, and we always protect our customers privacy if they want to remain anonymous.
Can we simply say congratulations to Mr X from Chester, and we hope that you spend your £50 tool voucher wisely!
The most popular show by far was the “How to Skim Plaster” demonstration which drew crowds to the stage and the surrounding walkways, whenever Mike Edwards was presenting.
The top tips for plastering included practice first on a spare board, use the correct tools for the job, and keep everything clean as you set up and work. There is more information on how to Skim Plaster in our projects section and on our You Tube channel.
Mike Edwards from DIY Doctor will be on stage at the NEC for the National Home Building and Renovating Show this week. The show starts on Thursday and runs until Sunday.
There will be lots of seminars, shows, talks, experts and stands for you to visit if you can make it. We also have some free tickets to give away – and you can get these by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.
They are printable tickets – so it’s not too late!
In the mean time here is a short video with a few DIY tips to get you in the mood for what you might see.
Our Demo team will will be off to set up for the show from tomorrow so wish us luck. It is always a mad scramble to get everything up and running in time for the show, and it is always incredible to watch the number of exhibitors getting in to build their stands while the hall team put in electrics and lay carpets, all at top speed to ensure the doors can open to the public on time.
We will keep you up to date on our progress and what is on at the show using twitter, so please follow us there @diydoctor.
Do also come and see us on the Tricks of the Trade stage where Mike will be talking about How to Skim Plaster, how to tile Bathrooms, and giving advice on avoiding cowboy builders.