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Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: October 18, 2012 | No Comments »

Trustmark’s concern is centered on the Governments decision to drop any safeguards in the Green Deal Code of Practice around ancillary works. These include items such as re-pointing, creating better ventilation, damp treatment, roof tile repairs, leaks, and blockages to ventilation etc, before Green Deal work such as installing insulation, and boilers. In modern houses Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: October 17, 2012 | No Comments »

DIY Doctor has found a gadget he likes – watch the video to hear his perfect pronunciation of the manufacturers name… The Wera Kraft Kompact Screwdriver is a very neat tool featuring a range of innovations including a removable bit holder that can then be used in a power drill. There are loads of video Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: October 16, 2012 | No Comments »

Source Last month the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced their plans to invest £12 million to kick-start the Green Deal, divided between seven major cities in Britain. The cities involved are Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield. Each has formally proposed that they will lower their carbon emissions. The funding Read on…

Posted by: DIY Doctor |  Posted on: October 15, 2012 | No Comments »

Insurance company Aviva have commissioned a survey investigating home improvement patterns and have found that many children continue to ask for DIY help from Mum and Dad even after they have grown up and moved out. The amount of time parents spend on these tasks equates to about 51 hours per year and is most frequently Read on…

Posted by: pdblythe |  Posted on: October 14, 2012 | No Comments »

Smoke Alarms Every year in the UK, Fire and Rescue Services are called to more than 600,000 fires, which cause over 800 deaths and 17,000 injuries. Around 10% of these fires, 140 a day, are domestic house fires, which kill nearly 500 people and cause over 11,000 injuries. Many of these deaths and injuries could be Read on…