Welcome to UK.D-I-Y, the newsgroup for new and experienced
Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts in the United Kingdom. If you want help, or
just want to find out more about a problem before calling in 'the
professionals' you are welcome to 'pick our brains'.
This newsgroup has a companion website for Frequently Asked Questions
(the FAQ) at http://www.diyfaq.org.uk/ that contains a wealth of tips
for the DIY'er. Please check it out before posting here, and if you are
new to DIY or the newsgroup, you might find it already contains the
answer to your question.
The FAQ website gives background information about a diverse range of
DIY topics, and guidance on formulating questions to post here that will
most easily get the answers you need. For example, you should explain
the background to the problem as well as asking your question.
The FAQ includes detailed information on common DIY problems in areas
such as central heating, plumbing, electrical, decorating, security,
plastering, and tools. It also has a reference section pointing to other
useful sites and companies.
The FAQ also makes clear that commercial advertising in this group
is NOT welcome. Unsolicited advertising is considered abuse, and is
likely to be reported as abuse to the advertiser's ISP. Replies to
specific questions which mention products sold by the person replying
are acceptable. There is more information on commercial participation
in the FAQ.
The uk.d-i-y FAQ is at http://www.diyfaq.org.uk /
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