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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). […]

Went along to the installation in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG. The building is an old power station converted into a vast art gallery – a bit like an Art Mall – styled to be a bit modern, a bit industrial, a bit futuristic. The Turbine Hall is the […]

Ecobuild 2011 is fast approaching on Tuesday 1 March to Thursday 3 March. This is great for DIY people and builders to get the latest Green Building and Sustainable techniques, have a great day out, and learn some new things from the lectures and seminars. Attraction in the lecture series are: Human rights campaigner – […]

Self Build & Design Show is on again – Saturday / Sunday September 11th and 12th. Many great seminars and demonstrations. The location is fantastic – a huge hall with many permanent exhibitions on walls, foundations, water systems, roofing, etc. Always fun and no cost tickets too. This is just off M4, junction 16 on […]

There is a series of talks at the British Council, Penang, Malaysia. The Lecture Series is organized by Global Leadership Consultants in collaboration with Asian Global Business, GeorgeTown College and HELP University College. They use the British Council, Penang rooms as they share the building. This talk on 18 March 2010 was about easy green […]

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!

World’s biggest event for sustainable green building, DIY, architecture, and living. 2 – 4 March 2010 at Earls Court London. Ecobuild has: 100 free seminars 1000 suppliers’ stands Conference with famous people Speakers include Joan Ruddock, lots more Cityscape & Ecobuild Installer – for builders, DIY fans and developers Commentators at Ecobuild Arena Sponsored by […]

David Snell & Friends at The National Self Build & Renovation Centre – talks and advice on Project Management. At Swindon centre off M4 junction 16. 11 am til 4pm – talks, seminars etc on this most important subject. Covers finding land, design, planning, choosing trades & materials, project management. Have a look at the […]


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