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Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: February 19, 2013 | No Comments »

What happens if you have work done under the Green Deal and you want to sell your house. The idea behind the Green Deal is to allow you to have certain approved work done at your property and then to pay for the work in installments via your energy bills. The work would have to Read on…

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…