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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…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: August 24, 2013 | No Comments »

What tools should everyone own in a basic tool kit? What tools should I buy as a starter set for a new homeowner? These are questions we are often asked at DIY Doctor so we thought we would give you a basic list of tools that every home should have, as we see it. 1. Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: August 22, 2013 | No Comments »

Previously DIY Doctor has mentioned what it took to create a raised bed; but that’s not the end of it. The next step is to prepare your raised bed for planting? There are many different things that you should keep in mind before you begin to sow your seeds – here are some of the Read on…

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…