The DIY Doctor's Blog http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog DIY and Home Improvement Hints, Tips, Help and Advice from The DIY Doctor Mon, 07 Sep 2015 15:32:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.7 Hedge Trimmer Guide – When should I Trim my Hedge?http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/08/hedge-trimmer-guide-when-should-i-trim-my-hedge/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/08/hedge-trimmer-guide-when-should-i-trim-my-hedge/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:07:33 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=14319 The DIY Doctor's Blog
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Before You Trim a Hedge As a rule you should trim hedges in the summer, but you must beware of bird’s nests in your garden. It is an offence to disturb wild birds while they are nesting, which includes the period in the spring when they are building their nests. Birds form an essential part Read on...

Hedge Trimmer Guide – When should I Trim my Hedge?

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The 5 Great Benefits of Tiling your Bathroom or Kitchenhttp://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/08/5-benefits-of-tiling-bathrooms-and-kitchens/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/08/5-benefits-of-tiling-bathrooms-and-kitchens/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:25:22 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=14310 The DIY Doctor's Blog
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When it comes to upgrading your kitchen or bathroom there are a number of popular DIY tasks that come to mind. But probably the most effective and least expensive has to be laying down some quality tiles. Not only can these home improvements be done without the need to hire an expensive tradesman, but quite Read on...

The 5 Great Benefits of Tiling your Bathroom or Kitchen

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Watering Tomatoes and Other Plantshttp://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/07/watering-tomatoes-and-other-plants/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/07/watering-tomatoes-and-other-plants/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:29:22 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=14294 The DIY Doctor's Blog
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There are loads of clever watering devices on the market to help water your tomatoes, flowers and newly installed plants while you are away, or in the very warm temperatures we get occasionally during the summer, where you might just forget for one day with disastrous results. You might be lucky enough to have a Read on...

Watering Tomatoes and Other Plants

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Weekly Webinars – DIY and Building Help Online every Monday at 6pmhttp://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/07/weekly-webinars-diy-and-building-help-online-every-monday-at-6pm/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/07/weekly-webinars-diy-and-building-help-online-every-monday-at-6pm/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:29:49 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=14287 The DIY Doctor's Blog
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This week marks the start of an exciting new project for DIY Doctor that we want to share with you. From tonight we will be starting a series of new weekly webinars at 6pm (GMT) every Monday, starting with “Working Successfully with Tradesmen”. These webinars are designed to cover the topics that are most popular Read on...

Weekly Webinars – DIY and Building Help Online every Monday at 6pm

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Find out how to Make Festival Season more Glamping than Trampinghttp://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/07/find-out-how-to-make-festival-season-more-glamping-than-tramping-14278/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/07/find-out-how-to-make-festival-season-more-glamping-than-tramping-14278/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:46:15 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=14278 The DIY Doctor's Blog
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Festivals in the UK are well known for their changeable weather. This guide gives you our best tips for coping with the festival season. You should be enjoying the camping not dreading it. Festival Wellies Ahh wellies say festivals like no other item of clothing. There are great styles around for adults and kids. You Read on...

Find out how to Make Festival Season more Glamping than Tramping

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The Big Lead Paint Problemhttp://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/07/the-big-lead-paint-problem/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/07/the-big-lead-paint-problem/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:25:20 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=14269 The DIY Doctor's Blog
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Despite knowing about the serious issues with lead paint and leads as a neurotoxin, it was only finally banned in this country in 1992. This means that there is a risk that a high proportion of the country are being exposed regularly to toxic levels of lead on a regular basis. Lead paint was banned Read on...

The Big Lead Paint Problem

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Great Ideas for Making Wooden Table Lamps Yourself that Will Really Impress Everyone!http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/07/ideas-for-making-wooden-table-lamps/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/07/ideas-for-making-wooden-table-lamps/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:21:04 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=14251 The DIY Doctor's Blog
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Making a light or lamp yourself can be a very satisfying DIY challenge, and it can be as easy or hard as you would like to make it. Most people will have the tools require in their toolbox already, so all you really need is a little time and imagination! Here are some of the Read on...

Great Ideas for Making Wooden Table Lamps Yourself that Will Really Impress Everyone!

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Now is the Time to Paint those Wooden Garage Doors!http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/06/painting-wooden-garage-doors/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/06/painting-wooden-garage-doors/#comments Sat, 13 Jun 2015 12:37:53 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=14231 The DIY Doctor's Blog
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If you have a wooden garage door I’m sure you’re all too familiar with the fact that over time they do start to look a bit tired. The paint goes all dull and then it starts flaking and once the timber is exposed the rot sets in. None of this bodes well and before you Read on...

Now is the Time to Paint those Wooden Garage Doors!

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It’s Show Time – Again! DIY Doctor is Going to the Home Building and Renovating Show and the Northern Home Showhttp://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/06/its-show-time-again-diy-doctor-is-going-to-the-home-building-and-renovating-show-and-the-northern-home-show/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/06/its-show-time-again-diy-doctor-is-going-to-the-home-building-and-renovating-show-and-the-northern-home-show/#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:31:42 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=14212 The DIY Doctor's Blog
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We are going to be presenting our unique DIY Doctor Theatre at a number of the country’s leading home improvement shows next month. You can get free entry to both shows right here: Homebuilding and Renovating Show 2015   The Northern Home Show 2015 Home Building and Renovating Show – Sandown Park, Surrey First up Read on...

It’s Show Time – Again! DIY Doctor is Going to the Home Building and Renovating Show and the Northern Home Show

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Brick and Mortar Matching Grand Designs Stylehttp://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/06/brick-and-mortar-matching-grand-designs-style/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2015/06/brick-and-mortar-matching-grand-designs-style/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 09:39:00 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=14207 The DIY Doctor's Blog
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New Brick and Mortar takes time to Weather When you repair a wall or add an extension you can find the new brick and mortar stick out like a sore thumb – even if you have matched the materials. New bricks and mortar take time to weather, mellow down, and look like the surrounding materials, Read on...

Brick and Mortar Matching Grand Designs Style

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