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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…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: February 12, 2013 | No Comments »

Building Magazine runs an annual award for the building industry. The Building Magazine is celebrating its 170th year of publication this year. The finalists for the 2013 Building Awards have just been announced, and a list is available on their website, just click on the banner above to go to the Building Award Website. There Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: February 11, 2013 | 1 Comment »

How do you decide which tools to buy when you are embarking on a Home Improvement project? DIY Doctor was set up thirteen years ago after founder Mike Edwards spotted a need for DIY and Home Improvement customers to be given professional advice on how to complete basic building projects at home. This included advice Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: February 10, 2013 | No Comments »

Gnomes are a bit of a gardening joke aren’t they? Despite that they live on in small pockets of the nation. There are Gnome reserves all over the northern hemisphere, and like Marmite I guess you either love them or hate them. Why do we put Gnomes in the garden- a brief history of the Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: February 9, 2013 | 1 Comment »

We are all thankful for central heating at this time of year, and we thought we would look at the early years of central heating history. Being able to heat our environment is an essential part of survival in cold-climate countries. We have been heating our homes since man ‘discovered’ fire or at least managed Read on…