DIY Doctor will be going back to their roots this Saturday when they will be getting involved in their local FromeFM Fun Day. Frome in Somerset is where DIY Doctor was started over ten years ago and although they have moved offices several times, their main office is still based only a couple of miles from the centre of the town.
DIY Doctor supports the local radio station FromeFM, and so as part of their Fun Day happening on Saturday 2nd April, DIY Doctor will be launching the first ‘DIY’er of the Year Competition’ for the people of Frome.
The FromeFM Fun Day will be happening in the Westway Shopping Centre in Frome from 10am until 4pm this Saturday (2nd April), so if you are local to Frome and you fancy coming along, the DIY Doctor team will be there from 10am until 12pm with further information about the competition. See you there!
Can any one confirm the clearance needed from a gas fire vent box which extends horizontally from the outer wall of our next door neighbours property. Whilst I have not found anything specific about the matter, most indications about other flue/venting clearances are that there should be a min. of 600 mms into “free space” or to the boundary between the properties – if correct neither is observed, even if makes the application from the wall exit point and not from the furthest extent of the vent box itself which is c200 mms in length – my concern is that gaseous emissions will continue to directly hit our brickwork and potentially be absorbed by same.
Huge crowds are watching DIY Doctor presentations at The Ideal Home Show
DIY Doctor would like to thank the huge crowds of people who turned up at the How To Theatre yesterday to listen to our presentations on Tiling a bathroom, Avoiding Cowboy Builders and How to Skim Plaster.
Between the audience of all three shows we managed to raise a total of £468.40. A great result we think you’ll agree, and a big thanks to the presenters, Mike Edwards (DIY Doctor) and Martin Hemmingway (Tile Tracker) for sporting red noses during the presentations.
Our presentations have been getting larger and larger audiences every day as the word gets round. Many hundreds are expected for our two shows tomorrow. We show you how to skim plaster in the morning and (after the DIY Dad of the year competition) how to Tile a bathroom.
Make sure you get there early to get a seat !
DIY Doctor writes quiz questions
DIY Doctor has been up all night preparing the multiple choice questions for this years DIY Dad of the year competition at The Ideal Home Show at Earls Court.
The quiz will be held between 2pm and 4pm on Sunday 20 March 2011.
20 questions will decide the top three contestants to go forward into the “on-stage” final where 3 DIY challenges await.
The nearest tube station for the Ideal Home Show is Earls Court station itslef which is on the District (green), Circle (yellow) and Picadilly (blue) lines.
The press are constantly telling us ( and the statistics unfortunately support them) that DIY Skills are no longer being handed down from Father to Son or Daughter.
We are sure this is not true of everyone and we intend to prove it at the DIY Dad of the year competition at Earls Court’s Ideal Home show this weekend.
At 14.30 on Sunday 20th March Celebrity Architect George Clarke and DIY Doctor’s Mike Edwards will take to the stage to offer simple quiz papers to all would-be contestants. The owners of the top three quiz papers will be invited onto the stage to perform three manual DIY jobs.
George and Mike will be overseeing these tasks with words of encouragement, advice and (almost innevitably) a few jokes.
There are many prizes available which have been kindly donated by B&Q, Dulux and Black & Decker. There are also Test Match Tickets up for grabs and expensive tool kits to be won.
Join us on stage on sunday and help decide the DIY Dad of the year for 2011.
We look forward to seeing you there.