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Archive for May, 2009

Go see Spider babies running around video > Just saw these on the shed – very cute. They are all hugging together in a ball, about 2 cm, each spider is about 1.5 mm, if you disturb them at all, they all run off, ie the ball expands and the spiders descend downwards. Then they […]

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Great show, some more pics on soon in the Building Image Library. Next one up there is the “Everything Eco” show on weekend 11th and 12th July 2009. A popular practical introduction to eco building. See Everything Eco, National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon

22 May, 2009

Gabions in South Wimbledon London UK

Posted by: Geoff Davis In: Building materials|Gardens|Walls

These are at the tube (underground) station. Veyr common now around England. They never seem to grow anything, perhaps they are chemically treated, I will check and get back to you. See our page on Gabions and Bankshores

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22 May, 2009

UK Sustainable Housing Awards 2009

Posted by: Geoff Davis In: Awards|Housing

This is organised by Inside Housing. Deadline is 29th May. Have a look at this link for categories: Sustainable Housing Awards 2009 Categories The event is on 23 October 2009.

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We visited the Grand Design 2009 exhibition at Excel London, it was very good. We have images from it at our new large image photo section in our main website at BuildingDIY photo image library In four sections: Build Gardens Kitchens and Bathrooms Interiors Build was the least busy which indicates the ‘wannabe’ nature of […]

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01 May, 2009

Plastic bags reduced in UK

Posted by: Geoff Davis In: Government Schemes|Recycling

News that there has been a big reduction in plastic bag use. Marks and Spencer under Plan A to reduce their waste, have reduced issue of bags from 460 million to (only!) 80 million a year. That’s still 80,000,000 plastic bags, just in one year from one supermarket. Nature rejoices at the good news. See […]

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