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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The National Home Improvement Show is at Earls Court 1, Warwick Rd, London, SW5 9TA. Friday 30 September – Sunday 2 October 2011 Friday 30 September 10:00 – 17.00 Saturday 1 October 10:00 – 17.00 Sunday 2 October 10:00 – 17.00 Ticketas are 8 UKP or 12 UKP on the door, see this link: Tickets […]

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 finally put our Article Directory live > It is easy to join – just create an account by registering your basic details, then add articles with images, videos, text, and links. There are many sections including * Architecture & Design * Building & Construction, Plant equipment, Tools, Lease, Hire & Buy * Building […]

I just received an email about making wooden DIY pull down loft attic stairs or retractable ladders. A loft conversion is a very good remodeling and refurbishment project, and some of the work can be down by yourself. Other more critical parts (such as the actual loft attic stairs or ladder) are easier bought in […]

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