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