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.
Having a few days off to has allowed us to find some new games to play over Christmas. We love a good parlour game and this year’s favorite was Country Country Town – the original inspiration for Scategories, and one I can remember trying to play at Christmas sat under Auntie Marjorie’s dining table. While the ‘grown ups’ showed off their geographical knowledge, we kids tried to think of a river beginning with A.
Anyway now we have reached the 21st Century and the boys all had a ‘scrabble-off’ with Words with Friends. This means that we are now happy to take on the world with the Zynga game, simply click on this link and Mike Edwards from DIY Doctor will be very happy to take you on at a game.
Need a break from the boredom of work and the hum drum activities of everyday life? Why not get down and dirty with DIY Doctor for 10 minutes?
Demolition work is dangerous
DIY Doctor has found this construction quiz on the Discovery channel website. Some of it is “Americanised” but in essence it’s fun and you may learn something you didn’t already know. The questions revolve around the dirty jobs of construction and demolition and you can find out how many chimneys it is possible to sweep in one day as well as what vanilla has to do with demolition.
Click on the link to be taken to the Dirty Quiz and enjoy
Take the Dirty Demolition Quiz
DIY Doctor have found their first local DIYer of the Year in Frome, Somerset. The Grand Final of the competition was held in the town on Saturday, with our three finalists Clive Baker, Fay Goodridge and Matthew Rees battling it out for the title. Fay was announced as the overall winner with Clive and Matt coming a very close second and third.
Frome DIYer of the Year winner Fay Goodridge with DIY Doctor Mike Edwards
They were set two challenges on the day – first of all they had to show off their decorating skills by ‘cutting in’ round some lettering which had been prepared. This proved easier said than done when the nerves of painting in public kicked in! Their second challenge involved measuring and cutting a piece of timber to a specified length and then fitting a hinge to the two pieces. Both of the challenges were timed to add an extra element of tension to the proceedings.
The finalists attempt the carpentry challenge
All the finalists won new tool kits with Fay also being presented with the Frome DIYer of the Year cup!
The competition was the first of the local DIYer of the Year competitions which are part of a regional and national competition to find the Nation’s DIYer of the Year.
(L to R) Matthew Rees, Mike Edwards (DIY Doctor), Clive Baker, Steve Cox (Sergeants Ironmongers), Fay Goodridge
Thank you to everyone that entered the Frome DIY-er of the Year Competition.
We had hundreds of entries which is very encouraging – proving that despite some comments to the contrary, DIY is alive and well!
Our first DIY competition is now closed, with the three lucky finalists invited to the Grand Final live event on Saturday, 4th June.
This takes place outside Sergeants Ironmongers on Catherine Hill in Frome kicking off at 12 noon.
The three finalists will have to put their DIY skills to the test by completing painting and carpentry tasks, which will then be judged by DIY Doctor himself, Mike Edwards and Steve Cox, proprietor of Sergeants Ironmongers, who sponsored the competition.
Along with a trophy and the title of Frome DIYer of the Year, our finalists will be competing for a first prize of £200 of diy tools, 2nd prize is £150 of diy tools and third place £50 of diy tools.
We hope that as many as possible of our other entrants will come along on Saturday to meet the team and give encouragement to our final three. If you are free, do come along and join in the fun!