Sunday 23 July 2017

If you're going to DIY, do it right

Articles that accurately demystify basic jobs carried out by tradespeople are a welcome support to hard-pressed householders with DIY flair and courage.

However, many problems and bad experiences can result when work is attempted based on articles that are not sufficiently comprehensive.

Steven O'Rourke's "Smart Consumer" (Irish Independent, July 29) is a case in point.

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