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Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: October 21, 2016 | No Comments »

Selecting the right screw for the job can be a tricky proposition, particularly when you are buying them online, as we are tending to do more and more these days. Screws, of all the fixings, seem to be the most complicated largely because there is so much choice out there. In light of this and Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: October 3, 2016 | No Comments »

Mould and Damp Problems With winter not too far away mould and other damp problems are just around the corner. Not only is black mould unsightly but it is very unhealthy too with respiratory problems being a common result from mould inhalation. Mould starts to grow at a relative humidity level of 65% but did Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: August 12, 2016 | No Comments »

To the uninitiated, hand files and wood rasps may seem like very similar tools – they are both used to smooth and shape a given material right? Well yes, you are absolutely correct, they are both used for this purpose but one is for timber, the other for metal and other materials such as plastic Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: August 2, 2016 | No Comments »

It’s that time of the year when the sunny weather just makes you want to sit outside or even bring the outside in! Decking is a great way of doing that. Set 6″ by 2″ wooden joists about 500mm apart, sitting them on 2 side ledger beams – these can be fitted, screwed or built Read on…