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

We are delighted to announce that Craig Phillips will be joining our team of expert authors and specialists to write blogs and articles about DIY and home improvement. Every month Craig will be writing an article for us about a seasonal DIY task. We are particularly excited about Craig because he shares so many of Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: February 17, 2016 | No Comments »

If you live in the UK you will almost certainly be used to living with some form of condensation in your home, be it in your bathroom after a bath or shower, in your kitchen after cooking or on your windows. If you regularly indulge in the first two points above, chances are that this Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: February 8, 2016 | No Comments »

Good news for customers as Bunnings takes over Homebase Wesfarmers the Australian parent company of Ozzie DIY stores Bunnings has paid Home Retail Group £340m for Homebase in the UK. They are expected to re-brand the Homebase Stores to Bunnings over the next few years at a cost of some £500m. We experienced Bunnings great Read on…

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

Plaster goes quite hard quite quickly – or at least it used to. A plasterer can now get extra time to work with  plaster by using EXTRATIME plaster retarder. Ideal for for the professional plasterer, working on large areas Ideal for DIYers who need more time to work The Skill of Plastering Working with plaster Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: February 1, 2016 | No Comments »

This is a reader’s experience of finding dodgy plumbing including leaks in sewage pipes and joints when he moved home. Gildas contacted us with his experience – which is a cautionary tale about finding the right tradesmen to work in your house. Read his murky experiences below. Three months after moving in to my house Read on…