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.
DIY Doctor have now opened their ‘shop’ on the website Folksy, where we are selling our woodworking plans. So far we are selling the plans to make a Bedside Cabinet, a Storage Chest, a Chair, a Bird Table and a Wheelbarrow Planter for the garden.
Folksy (www.folksy.com) is ‘a place to buy handmade things, and for makers to sell their work and find supplies. Based in the UK, Folksy aims to reclaim craft and showcase talented makers and their work.’ So you might also find some unique, handmade things made by makers and designers for your home.
All of the woodworking plans listed above, plus more, are also available on our woodworking plans project page.
DIY Doctor are now offering tradesmen work via lead generation, which can save you a lot on wasted advertising.
When a home owner wants some work done on their house or garden, and they feel it is beyond their DIY capabilities, they can come to our Find a Tradesman page and register, for free, to receive free quotes from competent, reliable, trustworthy and insured tradesmen to do the job.
This way, as a tradesman, you can pay for as many business leads as you would like, but you know the customers:
- genuinely want the job done
- already have a budget in mind
- are local to you, in the area you have chosen
- want work done in your chosen specialism
For a long while DIY Doctor has been trying to combat the effects of Cowboy Builders in our industry. We have published articles on Cowboy Builders and how the country loses millions of pounds because the majority of tradespeople in this country do not have any form of insurance to protect their customers.
We have now joined forces with Quotatis who will not allow tradespeople to join their data-base without the relevant insurances. They are also thoroughly vetted and references are followed up to ensure you only receive free quotes from the best of the bunch.
Click into any of our project pages or look at our Find a Tradesman page to be sure to beat the cowboys.
DIY Doctor are delighted to announce (and strongly endorse) a couple of products which will take the DIY Market by storm.
Anyone (and there are hundreds and thousands of you) who has worked with a dust sheet slipping and sliding around underneath your feet, not to mention tripping you up, will relish the idea of this new floor protection from protectafloor.co.uk
Simple rolls of high strength, self adhesive material are rolled out to prevent any mess whatever hitting your carpet, lino, tiled or laminate floors, while another roll will protect your walls, windows and any other surface you need to keep clean and undamaged.
We are impressed, not only should every home-owner buy a roll of this, but every tradesperson in the UK should own some.
No more plaster footprints on the carpet. No more dents in the laminate floor or the worktops. Protectafloor really does work.