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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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    3. Your Projects

      Are you working on your own home improvement project? Share tips, ideas, and frustrations with others.
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    4. DIY Disasters

      Tell us about your DIY disasters.
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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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    7. General Discussion

      Tired after all that DIY? Discuss or debate topical issues here.
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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: need some help sparkymarka, 3 Aug 2015 at 9:39 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: LG F1481TD washing machine recirculating pump kazgaz, 3 Aug 2015 at 10:16 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: Getting the back cover off JVC telly sooey, 3 Aug 2015 at 9:43 PM
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    4. Building

      Questions, comments and enquiries related to all aspects of building.
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      Latest: Removing load bearing walls peterb20, 3 Aug 2015 at 10:11 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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      Latest: Loft conversion issue advice Mark15, 3 Aug 2015 at 7:10 PM
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    6. Decorating and Painting

      Questions & discussion regarding all aspects of painting & decorating.
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    7. Electrics UK

      Questions, comments and enquiries related to household electrics in the UK.
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      Latest: Consumer units Jackrae, 3 Aug 2015 at 10:13 PM
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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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    10. Home Automation

      The forum to discuss home automation and associated topics.
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      Latest: Exterior Alarm Box Replacement Graemey, 3 Aug 2015 at 10:05 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: Growing grass where brambles are growing lms78, 3 Aug 2015 at 8:02 PM
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    12. Plastering and Rendering

      Questions, comments and problems about plastering and rendering.
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      Latest: Battening for plasterboarding iamlee2002, 3 Aug 2015 at 8:27 PM
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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: Does VR10 probe replace unistor cyl stat? Waseem1, 3 Aug 2015 at 10:16 PM
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    14. Roofing and Guttering

      Questions, comments, problems, enquiries regarding roofing and guttering.
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      Latest: Super shed felt vs polyester cap sheet alan333, 3 Aug 2015 at 6:39 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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    17. Windows and Doors

      Questions, comments, queries about windows and doors, double glazing etc.
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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: Veneer restoration lovelabs2, 3 Aug 2015 at 9:56 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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    1. General Cars

      For any general discussion about cars.
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      Latest: Fuel economy! kev25v6, 31 Jul 2015 at 7:19 PM
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    2. Car Repairs / Maintenance

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    1. Software

      Issues relating to computer software, e.g. program problems, windows difficulties etc.
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      Latest: Email Error 10060 willingz, 3 Aug 2015 at 4:58 PM
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    2. Hardware

      Issues relating to hardware problems / difficulties.
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      Latest: Motherboard SATA mode DIYspanner, 3 Aug 2015 at 12:52 PM
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