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It’s the first day of the Harrogate Homebuilding & Renovating Show and DIY Doctor are giving LIVE demonstrations over the next three days on the Tricks of the Trade stage.

Mike Edwards, aka the DIY Doctor, will be giving ‘how to’ demo’s and talks with the following daily timetable:

10.30am and 1.30pm – Skim Plastering a Wall
This presentation takes you through preparing the wall for plastering, mixing and applying the plaster and finally how to get it flat and smooth. You will also find out how to mend holes in plasterboard.

12noon – How to Avoid Cowboy Builders
There’s a lot of news in the media about ‘Cowboy Builders’ and how they ruin lives – but there is very little advice given to help you avoid them. This presentation gives advice on how to find reliable tradesmen and covers how to make sure you obtain accurate references, your builder is adequately insured during the work, you are covered against accidents, the finished work is satisfactory and the follow-up snagging is completed.

3pm – Tiling a Bathroom
The smallest room in the house but the most difficult to decorate! Learn how to get tiles to fit perfectly around toilet, basin and bath with minimum wastage and maximum effect.

The show is on until Sunday at the Harrogate International Centre and you can still get free tickets by clicking here!

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