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Ecobuild the future at ExCeL, London Tue 5 to Thur 7 March 2013. This a great show and worth the effort of getting to Excel in London Docklands. It is an interesting venue. This is the best exhibition for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. There are many attractions including: Practical Installer Future Materials […]

These are very interesting buildings embedded into the flat landscape of the Barnes Wetland centre, west London (south of Hammersmith). Some can be built in your garden, if suitable. The Berkeley Bat house could be an excellent addition. Best to check with a vet or bat expert first though. Here come the bats! Rabies! So […]

Annual show approaches, for all DIY, self-build, refurbishment projects, and you can get free tickets, see link at end. Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September 2012. Lots on as usual. Well worth a visit especially as free (get your tickets before 14th September) Real life examples and talks about: Two storey extension Cottage extension, 2 […]

These are a selection of images from the fitting out of a new build job. This is a varied collection of outdoor and indoor shots. Above: Architect Ivy Ngeow RIBA makes an inspection visit. These stairs were made onsite by the carpenter Craig, very fine job. Above: Note insulation, cladding (Thermowood) and check tags from […]

There is a new ‘web portal’ for all things self-build. This is created by The National Self Build Association (NaSBA). It is independent of Government and has Kevin McCloud on the front. Bit short on actual advice. In Technical Documents, there is one pdf on Health and Safety in the Workplace. Information is general, as […]

This is a very interesting video of flying robots building a tower out of preformed parts. Here, the parts are laid out and the robots fly off and build as fast and efficiently as they can. In the real world, this method of construction is standard in large structures, where precast and manufactured walls, beams, […]

If you are in an older property you will not be allowed by regulations to install the dreaded uPVC double glazing frames, which ire very ugly and low quality. Window frames should be wooden to match the old style property. See these photo images below to get an idea of what needs to be done. […]

Now it is getting colder it is time for some advice on Autumn, Fall and Winter jobs. Insulation is less of a concern in the summer, obviously, so that is a good time to fit it. But if you haven’t it is not too late. Modern insulation standards are very high. In the UK, BREEAM […]

On 16th – 17th April 2011 is another exciting event at The National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon, off the M4 junction 16. Coming soon, 3 weeks away, this event is a practical guide to what to do to renovate, refurbish and generally spring build your home. With 200 exhibitors, many workshops and […]

Hanse Haus make modular eco-friendly houses that are simple to construct and cheap too. They are ideal for quick builds on cheap land, as normal housing development involves buying expensive land. This means the new build property has to maximize the potential of the site, and be custom built, to get the best price on […]


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