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If you are a keen DIY’er or have done any plumbing in the past then you should be fairly confident when it comes to changing a tap, but if You’ve never done any plumbing before and are new to DIY, this type of job may seem like a step too far. If you feel that Read on...

Do You Know how to Change a Tap on a Bath, Basin or Sink?

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If you have ever tried to fit a shelf, window sill, kitchen unit or other object to an odd shaped or uneven surface then you will know this is no easy task. Although you could just push it up as tight as you can to the surface in question, it never looks as good as Read on...

Cutting Timber and Other Materials to Fit Odd and Uneven Surfaces Perfectly

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It is worth making sure that your gutters can cope with the amount of water that will come off your roof! There are complicated and accurate techniques that take into account where your house is and the expected rainfall to work out the size of the guttering you need. However we feel that this is Read on...

How to Calculate Your Roof Area for Sizing your Guttering

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The subject of bath, basin, shower or appliance waste pipes may not be a hot one but if you are planning on a kitchen or bathroom renovation or on moving an appliance such as a washing machine, it’s important to know your options when it comes to what waste pipe system you should or shouldn’t Read on...

Don’t Waste Time With the Wrong Waste Pipes

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It’s been a busy year so far here at the DIY Doctor headquarters in rural Somerset, with plenty of exciting things going on. As we are now rapidly moving out of summer and into autumn, we thought it would be a good time to tell you all about the upcoming trade shows we are appearing Read on...

It’s Show Time for the DIY Doctor Team This Autumn

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In days gone by if you needed a good builder, plumber or electrician you’d ask your neighbours for a recommendation or, if they didn’t know one, you’d turn to the trusty Yellow Pages. There are still local directories but these are a little hit or miss. Nowadays you go online to find a local tradesman.

How the Modern Homeowner Finds a Good Builder

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A leaking toilet cistern or toilet can waste as much as an astonishing 400 -600 litres of water a day. You could be wasting precious water, causing damage to your home, costing yourself money, wasting valuable eco resources and all without even noticing! It is likely that if your toilet cistern is leaking onto the Read on...

Is Your Toilet Cistern leaking? Don’t Waste Water

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Electrical sockets can get damaged by being cracked or overheated. Don’t put off repairing damaged electrical sockets they are potentially lethal and it is not a difficult or expensive job to repair a damaged socket. Providing that you are competent you will have no problem repairing a damaged socket, it is a reasonably straightforward job. Read on...

Repairing a Damaged Electrical Socket in Easy to Follow Steps

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Grass is an incredibly hardy group of plants that will thrive in a wide variety of habitats, which is why it is so popular for lawns. If you are growing a lawn from seed preparing the ground properly and adding nutrients to the soil before you sow will help the grass seed to grow more Read on...

What Nutrients Should you use for a Healthy Lawn?

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There is a reason most lawns are open spaces. Most grasses prefer full sun and need between 4-6 hours of direct sun each day to thrive. If you think about wild grassy areas they are most successful in open spaces, woodland clearings and moorland where trees are not obscuring the light. A lawn in shade Read on...

What you Need to Know to Grow a Lawn in the Shade

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