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Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: April 24, 2013 | 2 Comments »

Can you help us hit the Million? We are getting so close to a million views on You Tube, and we would love to hit the big one by the end of the month, so we are encouraging all our users to go to our channel and browse through all the fantastic videos we have Read on…

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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…