Most of us have attempted do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement - probably with mixed results.
I won't forget the time I hammered a nail through a pipe installing floorboards in our Victorian house, bringing down the ceiling. Careful to avoid the cowboys, I now favour professional help in such matters.
This isn't to say DIY is not without attractions - there is no need to invite strangers onto your property, with any luck, you get what you want, when you want it and at the right price. You can
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