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Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: February 5, 2013 | 1 Comment »

The Government proposed new clauses to the Energy Bill yesterday, which should ensure that consumers get a better deal on their energy bills. The Government wants to simplify consumer bills and make tariffs easier to understand for the average consumer. the Prime Minister has promised to help consumers get the cheapest deals, and understanding the Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: February 4, 2013 | No Comments »

We should be concerned about the decline in Bee population – bees are the primary pollinators of our flowers and also our crops. Bees have been declining in recent years, some of it due to disease. However the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and various environmental campaigners, have highlighted the detrimental affect of a group Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: February 3, 2013 | 2 Comments »

We usually write about serious DIY tasks and show you how to make repairs properly and safely. However we were recently sent a link to this ‘repair’ by one of our eagle eyed users, and we thought we should share the fun. Thanks to James Barnett for sending us this link, and to Florian Schmid Read on…

Posted by: SKChapman |  Posted on: February 2, 2013 | No Comments »

If you are lucky enough to have a wooden floor at home you will realise that whilst they look great, they are hard to look after. A great deal of upkeep is required but if you have neglected the regular cleaning and varnishing routine, your floor might be in need for some revitalisation. Never fear; Read on…

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

Dimplex has successfully defended statements in their online leaflet against claims that they were misleading. The list of ‘Electric Storage Heating Facts’ included the following which were reported to the advertising watchdog as misleading: 1. The performance of a Dimplex storage heater will not deteriorate over time 2. Running on off-peak electricity Dimplex storage heaters Read on…