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Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: August 21, 2013 | No Comments »

You may have noticed stains or damage on your brickwork and wondered “what are they” and “What causes that”? We are going to look a little further into the most common cases of damage to brickwork. Efflorescence If they are white deposits like in the picture above, then they could be caused by efflorescence. Efflorescence Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: August 18, 2013 | No Comments »

If you were ruling out the idea of buying a basement flat because you are worried about home security, and are worried that it is an easier target for burglaries, then rest assured that recent research carried out by new London magazine Basement Flats shows that ground floor flats are just as secure as first Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: August 13, 2013 | No Comments »

Woodworm: DIY Hints and Tips Woodworm can be a serious problem for the structural integrity of the timber in your home but thankfully there are a few DIY prevention tips you can utilise to minimise their spread and prevent further infestations. Woodworm Tip Number 1 In the warmer months (May – September), woodworm beetles will Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: August 12, 2013 | No Comments »

Tiling gives great effects in areas that need to be waterproof, or where they need to be easily cleaned. However we thought it was worth pointing out the very different effects you can get by mixing and matching tiles to produce patterns, pictures and shadows, which you might not have considered. We have tiling projects Read on…