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Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: February 16, 2013 | 1 Comment »

A housing estate in Uppingham, Rutland is to trial a “no cold calling” zone. A scheme to make it harder for rogue traders. The residents of The Beeches, have decided to protect themselves from traders who use cold calling methods. Such workmen are more likely to be rogue traders, with no qualifications, insurance, or (worse) Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: February 15, 2013 | 1 Comment »

TrustMark have just announced a 20% increase in online viewings of their listed tradesmen in the last 12 months. DIY Doctor recommend using TrustMark to find tradespeople as part of our ‘Home Improvers Protection Solution’ (HIPS) campaign, because they are a government endorsed organisation and the only ‘find a tradesman’ scheme that insist on their Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: February 14, 2013 | 1 Comment »

Have you considered using wind power to supplement the energy you use at home? Generating renewable energy using domestic wind turbines will help to save money and reduce your carbon footprint. Also you are likely to find that, as you become aware of how much effort is needed to generate electricity, you will be more Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: February 13, 2013 | 1 Comment »

Xenophobia rules in Northampton as the local paper advises consumers not to employ builders who ‘don’t have a local accent’. This is under the heading ‘Dodgy and Dangerous’. Oh dear! The Northampton Herald and Post is advising it’s readers on how to avoid cowboy builders in response to a report from Sainsbury’s Home Insurance which Read on…