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

The government are releasing up to 100 building plots in the 2012 Olympic village in Stratford, and some East Londoners are bidding to self-build on the site. The London Legacy Development Corporation’s (LLDC) has called for expressions of interest for anyone wishing to build on the site, which was the former handball arena. There is Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: April 23, 2013 | 2 Comments »

It is great news for self-builders who are planning and budgeting to build their own home. The government has announced plans to grant financial exemptions to Self-Builders who are currently subject to CIL. CIL or the Community Infrastructure Levy was introduced by the Labour Government and affected self-build property, whether it was for investment purposes Read on…

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

Many people write into our forum asking what causes damp in their homes Causes of Damp If you have a cavity wall there is a chance that damp on an internal wall is caused by a breach of the cavity. This can happen for several reasons: The gap between the walls has filled with rubbish Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: April 18, 2013 | 1 Comment »

According to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), more than 5,000 people die and 2.7 million end up in hospital each year due to accidents in the home. Around 220,000 DIY enthusiasts seek medical attention each year with approximately 128,000 being injured by tools, machinery, ladders and stepladders – so how can Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: April 15, 2013 | No Comments »

Thank you to everyone who completed our recent survey about DIY tasks. We were really pleased with the response. If you took part, your survey answers will be used to make sure we have the right information on our site for anyone thinking of building and Taking on DIY. We also want to congratulate our Read on…