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A new word was brought to the attention of DIY Doctor at the weekend.
Oikodomophobia. Apparently this term was coined in 2006 and comes from the ancient Greek ‘oikodomo’ meaning building, but the word oikodomophobia now refers to a fear of tradesmen!
According to an article in the Daily Express last Saturday, nearly five million men in Britain suffer from oikodomophobia. Symptoms include nervousness, sweaty palms, difficulty breathing and sweating, which according to the article is brought about by their lack of knowledge when dealing with builders, electricians and plumbers.
The statistics were gathered via a survey conducted by Thomson-local, with 30% of men saying they felt ‘intimidated and confused when speaking to tradespeople’. One in four admitted to needing help with DIY but admitted they were more likely to turn to friends for help rather than professional tradesmen.
Let us know if you or anyone you know suffers with oikodomophobia or you have any views on the subject!
If you do want to find a tradesman to then click here to get to get free no-obligation quotes for your home improvement projects from reliable and insured tradesmen in your local area.
Whilst going through my usual morning forum moderation I came across a new posting that quite frankly made me gasp!
Click on the following link to our forum and read for yourself: http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=25683
This just goes to show what flagrant disregard some people have for others and their property. Fortunately, in this instance no one was injured!
If you are able to offer assistance or a solution then please update the forum post.
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DIY Doctor will be running the ‘Tricks of the Trade’ section of the National Home Improvement Show again this year.
We will be delivering several presentations during the three days on How to Skim Plaster a Wall, How to Tile a Bathroom, How to avoid Cowboy Builders and a DIY Disasters comedy show. The Tricks of the Trade section is sponsored by Quotatis.
The show runs from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd of Octorber at Earls Court in London, and is the place to go to discover practical ideas for your home improvements. Whether you are looking to extend, save space, restore or decorate your home, you will find innovative and practical ideas to inspire you. You can even get advice on a one to one basis in the Ask the Experts area, or learn how to tackle a DIY project with us, DIY Doctor, in the Tricks of the Trade zone.
For loads more information on the show and to buy tickets go to the National Home Improvement Show website.