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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 […]

Just did a quick bit of planing of a sticking door. I had the toolbox out to get some screws and there was the plane, moved by my wife. What a lovely thing. So I did a quick bit of planing, and now the downstairs toilet door shuts properly (which was embarrassing for all concerned). […]

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 […]

Discovered an archive of photos from the South London new build we did back in 2005-2006. Just show some of the external works, fitting of decking and steps: This was a on site construction of balcony and steps out of wood, with paved barbecue area. This barbecue area is small so as to increase the […]

Ecobuild 2012 is sponsored by Schuco, who make solar power and heat (thermal) systems, glass, facades, etc. Ecobuild claims to be the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment – although that claim doesn’t sound very ‘eco’. Bigger? I though Small is Beautiful. Anyway… This show is focussing on “new eco […]

We have an old traditional Welsh dresser which is used for glassware and crockery. The drawers and cupboards in the lower half are very useful. However the furniture is made of a very dark wood. The overall appearance was always very dark and gloomy. We had various ideas – sell it; paint it; separate into […]

The handles on this G Plan unit were broken off, so they have been sent away to have FSC sustainable teak replacements made. In the mean time I have screwed these conkers from oak trees onto the doors, using the same screws that attached the original handles. This also stops the screws from getting lost. […]

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. […]

The annual Grand Designs show, fronted by Kevin McCloud, is on again, in Birmingham NEC, very easy to get to for most people in the UK unlike London. Kevin is doing book signings so check that out on the website. I am interested in what happened to the Swindon eco estate, I think it has […]

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 […]


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