The DIY Doctor's Blog http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog DIY and Home Improvement Hints, Tips, Help and Advice from The DIY Doctor Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:20:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 Our New Discovery Sugru – 15 Easter DIY ideashttp://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/04/our-new-discovery-sugru-15-easter-diy-ideas/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/04/our-new-discovery-sugru-15-easter-diy-ideas/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:36:00 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=13317 The DIY Doctor's Blog The DIY Doctor's Blog - DIY and Home Improvement Hints, Tips, Help and Advice from The DIY Doctor

Sugru – The revolutionary new rubber for fixing, modifying and making just about anything you can imagine! This self-setting rubber can be applied by hand and shaped to repair or modify any item. Once you have created your desired shape watch it magically transform into durable, long-lasting, tough, waterproof rubber! We have just discovered this Read on...

Our New Discovery Sugru – 15 Easter DIY ideas

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Top 5 Reasons Why Gardening is Good For You…http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/04/top-5-reasons-why-gardening-is-good-for-you/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/04/top-5-reasons-why-gardening-is-good-for-you/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:15:40 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=13312 The DIY Doctor's Blog The DIY Doctor's Blog - DIY and Home Improvement Hints, Tips, Help and Advice from The DIY Doctor

For some it’s a bank holiday ‘bug bear’ but for others it’s a summertime in the great outdoors.  Whether it’s a practical paved patio or a garden straight from the Chelsea Flower Show the British summertime generally means just one thing … getting our garden sorted. Those annoying little repair jobs, a patio covered in Read on...

Top 5 Reasons Why Gardening is Good For You…

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Home Improvement Questions from our Newsletterhttp://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/04/home-improvement-questions-from-our-newsletter/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/04/home-improvement-questions-from-our-newsletter/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:28:32 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=13271 The DIY Doctor's Blog The DIY Doctor's Blog - DIY and Home Improvement Hints, Tips, Help and Advice from The DIY Doctor

Roofing Queries after Reading Newsletter We sent out our Newsletter for the month and after looking at our section on roofing, it sparked off this question from CW about employing builders to look at her roof tiles. Dear Editor Do you know anyone to look and check the roof for the tiles etc? I have Read on...

Home Improvement Questions from our Newsletter

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Cure the Problem with Slipping Screws with this 3 Step Guidehttp://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/04/cure-the-problem-with-slipping-screws-with-this-3-step-guide/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/04/cure-the-problem-with-slipping-screws-with-this-3-step-guide/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:27:59 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=13283 The DIY Doctor's Blog The DIY Doctor's Blog - DIY and Home Improvement Hints, Tips, Help and Advice from The DIY Doctor

Do you recognise this problem: You are trying to remove screws from a piece of timber, or other material, and the screwdriver just keeps slipping until the screw head is a mangled lump of (nearly) molten metal? Why does this always happen to you? Well it can be as easy as 1-2-3… 1. Wrong Tools Read on...

Cure the Problem with Slipping Screws with this 3 Step Guide

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DIY Building a Workbenchhttp://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/04/diy-building-a-workbench/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/04/diy-building-a-workbench/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:42:58 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=13154 The DIY Doctor's Blog The DIY Doctor's Blog - DIY and Home Improvement Hints, Tips, Help and Advice from The DIY Doctor

If you are thinking of building a workbench for your workshop, garage or shed you should head over to our projects section which has a great tutorial on how to build a workbench. This includes a video guide and plenty of pictures as well as a step by step instructions so you can do it Read on...

DIY Building a Workbench

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What’s Wrong With This Loft Insulation?http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/04/whats-wrong-with-this-loft-insulation/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/04/whats-wrong-with-this-loft-insulation/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:58:42 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=13253 The DIY Doctor's Blog The DIY Doctor's Blog - DIY and Home Improvement Hints, Tips, Help and Advice from The DIY Doctor

In a certain DIY Shed website this brand is advertising loft boards and showing this picture of how the insulation is packed under the boards. There are two reasons why this is not right: 1. Insulation works in a loft by warming up the air that filters into the voids within the quilt. If the Read on...

What’s Wrong With This Loft Insulation?

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It’s April and Woodworm Season is Here Againhttp://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/04/its-april-and-woodworm-season-is-here-again/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/04/its-april-and-woodworm-season-is-here-again/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 07:45:12 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=13242 The DIY Doctor's Blog The DIY Doctor's Blog - DIY and Home Improvement Hints, Tips, Help and Advice from The DIY Doctor

April is the beginning of Woodworm Season You may not have realised that woodworm has a season, but of course if you pay attention to these things you would realise that woodworm beetles tend to emerge from their midwinter munching at about this time of year, so they can go on the lookout for a Read on...

It’s April and Woodworm Season is Here Again

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Get Your Hands on Our Tools!http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/03/get-your-hands-on-our-tools/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/03/get-your-hands-on-our-tools/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:25:29 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=13170 The DIY Doctor's Blog The DIY Doctor's Blog - DIY and Home Improvement Hints, Tips, Help and Advice from The DIY Doctor

We are very excited about bringing trade quality tools to consumers at our brand new event – The Tools Arena at the NEC. To celebrate the opening of our DIY Superstore we are having a big bash at the National Homebuilding and Renovating Show in Birmingham. The Tools arena will be fully operational throughout the Read on...

Get Your Hands on Our Tools!

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Keeping Animals in and Young People Out | Working With Animals at Deen City Farmhttp://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/03/keeping-animals-in-and-young-people-out-working-with-animals-at-deen-city-farm/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/03/keeping-animals-in-and-young-people-out-working-with-animals-at-deen-city-farm/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:47:46 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=13158 The DIY Doctor's Blog The DIY Doctor's Blog - DIY and Home Improvement Hints, Tips, Help and Advice from The DIY Doctor

How to Get a Job Working with Animals DIY Doctor has recently started to sponsor Deen City Farm, and we are so impressed with the young volunteers who give up their free time to get out into the fresh air, and look after the animals at the farm. So when we say keeping young people Read on...

Keeping Animals in and Young People Out | Working With Animals at Deen City Farm

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Building a Wet Room that’s Waterproofhttp://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/03/building-a-wet-room-that-is-waterproof/ http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/2014/03/building-a-wet-room-that-is-waterproof/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:10:51 +0000 http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/blog/?p=13165 The DIY Doctor's Blog The DIY Doctor's Blog - DIY and Home Improvement Hints, Tips, Help and Advice from The DIY Doctor

Preparing a Wet Room for Tiling If you are building a wet room you need to be absolutely sure it won’t leak. Before you tile a wet room you should seal the room with a waterproof membrane to save yourself from costly leaks later. This quick guide tells you how to use a liquid rubber Read on...

Building a Wet Room that’s Waterproof

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