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Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: September 5, 2013 | No Comments »

Boxing-in pipework is a great way to save money on your heating bills, while hiding unsightly heating and water pipes. This boxing-in itself will not save you any money, but the fact that the boxing can hide otherwise unsightly pipe insulation means that there need not be a single pipe in your house that’s emitting Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: September 3, 2013 | No Comments »

Every day at DIY Doctor we get questions (lots of them!) about how home owners can increase the insulation in their loft as per building regulation guidelines while, at the same time, being able to maintain the storage space the loft or attic offers. First, lets deal with the questions of what the Building Regulations Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: August 31, 2013 | No Comments »

If you live in a hard water area, limescale will be no stranger to you.  Limescale clogs up your cold water pipes, kettle elements, and worst of all bits of limescale get into your tea cups! Limescale is formed as water drips through rocks on its journey down hills and through valleys to the reservoirs, Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: August 30, 2013 | No Comments »

Water-poor countries like Australia recommend a 3-4 minute shower, and down-under if your household uses too much water, you start to pay financial penalties. While we are not in that position in the UK, our population density means that fresh water supplies can be stretched sometimes, and it makes sense to regulate our use. So Read on…