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    1. Forum Information

      Information and notices about the forums and DIYnot.com in general. This is where you can ask your questions regarding the site, forum, wiki etc.
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    2. Offers & Discount Codes

      Special offers and discount codes to make your home improvements more economical.
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      Latest: Black Friday Deals DIYnot, 28 Nov 2014
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    3. Your Projects

      Are you working on your own home improvement project? Share tips, ideas, and frustrations with others.
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      Latest: 100 lanterns to make footprints, 30 Jul 2015 at 3:28 PM
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    4. DIY Disasters

      Tell us about your DIY disasters.
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      Latest: Tiling directly above a radiator Crystalclear, 29 Jul 2015 at 6:32 PM
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    5. Trade Talk

      Talk for the trade to discuss trade related topics e.g. quotes, customer issues, etc. Do NOT place general queries here, please use the most appropriate forum below.
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    6. Hobbies

      A place to talk about your hobbies.
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      Latest: Golf! noseall, 21 Jul 2015
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    7. General Discussion

      Tired after all that DIY? Discuss or debate topical issues here.
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      Latest: Pollution v terrorism. Whitespirit66, 30 Jul 2015 at 10:33 PM
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    1. Alarms, CCTV & Telephones

      Questions, comments and problems about alarms, security alarms, fire alarms, CCTV or telephones, telephone wiring, telephone extensions etc.
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      Latest: Remote reset texacom skyhawker, 30 Jul 2015 at 8:31 PM
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    2. Appliances

      Problems / questions / issues to do with household appliances e.g. washing machines, dishwashers (NOT boilers).
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      Latest: Steaming hot water tap (Insinkerator) consoletable, 30 Jul 2015 at 5:27 PM
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    3. Audio Visual

      Questions, discussions and problems regarding televisions, satellite systems, home cinema and any other audio visual related topic.
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      Latest: Internet through TV which method? Dave54, 30 Jul 2015 at 9:07 PM
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    4. Building

      Questions, comments and enquiries related to all aspects of building.
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      Latest: Soil like substance in cavity wall jedi, 30 Jul 2015 at 11:57 PM
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    5. Building Regulations and Planning Permission

      Queries and discussions related to building regulations, planning permission and planning applications.
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    6. Decorating and Painting

      Questions & discussion regarding all aspects of painting & decorating.
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      Latest: Uneven paint after 2 coats emilybronte, 30 Jul 2015 at 11:57 PM
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    7. Electrics UK

      Questions, comments and enquiries related to household electrics in the UK.
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    8. Electrics Outside of the UK

      Questions, comments and enquiries related to household electrics outside of the UK from around the world.
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      Latest: Adding UK sockets on a spur in France plugwash, 30 Jul 2015 at 3:41 PM
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    9. Floors, Stairs and Lofts

      All aspects of flooring and stairs discussed here except tiling. New stairs, laminate flooring, carpets, loft conversions, loft problems (i.e. inside roof space).
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      Latest: Fungi jedi, 30 Jul 2015 at 11:13 PM
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    10. Home Automation

      The forum to discuss home automation and associated topics.
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      Latest: Internet-Enabled Cat Feeder gman76, 30 Jul 2015 at 11:17 PM
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    11. In the Garden

      Discussion about the garden, garden projects, fences, sheds, patios, decking, DIY in the garden or plant related topics.
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      Latest: New Shed Leaking - Poor workmanship big-all, 30 Jul 2015 at 11:40 PM
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    12. Plastering and Rendering

      Questions, comments and problems about plastering and rendering.
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    13. Plumbing and Central Heating

      Questions, comments and enquiries related to plumbing, central heating and hot water systems.
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      Latest: Combing waste Madrab, 30 Jul 2015 at 11:28 PM
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    14. Roofing and Guttering

      Questions, comments, problems, enquiries regarding roofing and guttering.
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      Latest: Warm Flat Roof Noggins freddymercurystwin, 30 Jul 2015 at 11:30 PM
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    15. Tiling

      Questions, comments and problems about tiling, floor tiles, wall tiles, preparation for tiling and grouting etc.
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    16. Tools and Materials

      Topics related to hand tools, power tools and DIY related materials in general.
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      Latest: Shower tray surround - what material? Aunsh, 30 Jul 2015 at 8:30 PM
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    17. Windows and Doors

      Questions, comments, queries about windows and doors, double glazing etc.
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      Latest: Covering window trims tegs1979, 30 Jul 2015 at 8:43 AM
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    18. Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry

      Wooden interior fittings, moldings, cutting, framing, and joining timber. Every aspect of wood, small projects to big projects.
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      Latest: Yellow Coloured Timber DIYWell, 30 Jul 2015 at 10:40 PM
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    19. General DIY

      Only post here if your post does not fit into any other category above.
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      Latest: Membrane needed or not? chriselevate, 30 Jul 2015 at 9:11 PM
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    1. General Cars

      For any general discussion about cars.
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    2. Car Repairs / Maintenance

      Questions, comments, queries about car repairs and maintenance.
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      Latest: fiesta heater gman76, 30 Jul 2015 at 10:42 PM
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    1. Software

      Issues relating to computer software, e.g. program problems, windows difficulties etc.
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      Latest: Windows 10 vokera80e, 30 Jul 2015 at 6:01 PM
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    2. Hardware

      Issues relating to hardware problems / difficulties.
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      Latest: Motherboard SATA mode DIYspanner, 30 Jul 2015 at 1:23 PM
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