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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 weekend in Esher, Surrey, exhibition for all DIY and Builders. Make the most of this weekend and the most of your home at The Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Surrey! When? THIS Weekend! Join us Saturday 10am – 5pm & Sunday 10am – 4.30pm Where? A venue close to home: Sandown Park Race Course, Esher […]

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 […]

Eco Workshops are to help self builders, DIY people and renovators understand the green issues affecting them and their projects. Dave Hilton an eco expert is giving a talk, along with many others. This is at Buildstore exhibition centre at Swindon off M4 junction 16 >. For a ticket see here > See also our […]

Visiting a Home Depot in the US recently, President Obama said “Energy Efficiency is sexy”. Clever use of buzz words to get his message to the American people (and us, thanks to the internet). Insulation is slightly erotic as it is a type of blanketing… if you find that sexy of course. This phrase will […]

Penang is a UNESCO world heritage city but has an over supply of high rise condos while many old buildings are left to rot, or even worse, turned into swift houses (or swifthouses) (where swifts are factory farmed for bird nest soup ingredients – the nest – in old buildings that no one can afford […]

The UK’s biggest and most extensively supported show for DIY, building, self-build, renovation, remodeling and home improvement. All the services, products, advice, and ideas to help you improve your home, office, garden or business. There are over 450 specialised companies for plot finding, finance, energy saving, wooden frame, gardens, lofts etc. All in one easy […]

Interesting seminars coming up on how to be on good terms with the people working on your building or large DIY job. Some people have the ‘cowboy builders‘ idea stuck in their head from watching TV scare programmes and so they start off badly with builders or contractors. Things always go wrong and always cost […]

This annual show is on today Friday, Saturday and Sunday 26-28 February 2010. Get more information on National Self Build and Renovation Show > Have a look!

Next year’s Ecobuild has a look at the effect of 3 years of Government legislation on building practice – the Code for Sustainable Homes, EPCs, and many others. These are for new building and also refurbishment and DIY refitting. We are supposed to be headed for the zero carbon home by 2016 – that is […]


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