These are some photos from a recent lawn laying session. The small lawn was killed by overhanging trees provding too much shade, and neglect by tenants in a rented property.
Autumn is a good time to lay a lawn as rain will make it bed in better. Laying in Spring is also possible but you have [...]
My recent visit to the Barnes Wetland Centre in London also included visitis to the hides for watcghing birds. There are many of these scattered around the lakes, which are from an old clay woirkings, next to the Thames.
There is also one large hide which is multi story. These are the photos. You could try [...]
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 [...]
The National Home Improvement Show.
Friday 30th September to Sunday 2 October. Earl’s Court, London, open 10am to 5pm every day.
This is a big show with a focus on saving energy – hardly surprising as energy prices have increased so much. This having the green effect as saving money is a bigger motivator than saving the [...]
ummer is a great time to do work around the house and garden, unless you want a holiday of course.
Unless your holiday is DIY… well maybe it is too hot to do much but if you feel the need for a sweaty workout try some of these. Feeling fit?
Garages and carports
Needs a lot of [...]
News here is that we adding a big new section on how to buy wholesale supplies and wholesale products for all aspects of building and construction. We think that DIY and small time and amateur builders should also benefit from cheap and low cost building supplies. Already suppliers like Wickes, B&Q and Homebase, Home Depot [...]
We have added some pages in Spanish, in a new section of the site. These are professionally translated, not auto, so we will be adding more as we go along.
Have a look at the Spanish pages now >
Consejos Auto Construcción, hágalo usted mismo, construcción de casas auto construcción, consejos para la casas, jardines y jardinería, información [...]
Today we look at biochar, which could change the way organic waste is got rid of – and also provide useful by products. When I was a child, I used to take potato and vegetable peelings to a big box for the local pigs – this was in a small English town. Nowadays of course [...]
I get asked this – hire a builder for building jobs, or try do it yourself – DIY?
Some jobs are too big for DIY because
too skilled or large scale – needs many builders to do it
needs special equipment – diggers, scaffolding, etc
needs builders professional insurance or professional sign-off – safety is most important
But most [...]
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