When you move into a new house there are lots of things that need to be fixed to walls.
For things like small pictures you can use picture hooks . . . . but what about heaviers things like; mirrors, tool racks, and shelves.
You will find that a lot of DIY manuals recommend screwing [read more...]
A regular problem with vacant blocks is they are used as a convenient dumping ground for other builders.
It’s much cheaper to dump on a nearby site than haul the material to a tip and pay tip fees.
If you are are really unlucky the material may be contaminated (for example asbestos waste). . [read more...]
If you have a gloomy smaller room (for example bathroom, WIR, or hallway) consider a daylight tube. They are a more energy efficient alternative to conventional skylights or having to keep putting the lights on.
Daylight tubes have three parts:
Roof mounted clear, hemispherical dome Connecting smooth highly reflective tube/duct Ceiling level diffuser [read more...]
What an imposing facade!
But why is it spoiled by that letter box in the middle of the path? . . . . . Perhaps it’s because the letter box is hiding the water meter!
It’s funny how those water meters always seem to be in the wrong place. We had the same issue [read more...]
As I visit lots of houses I often wonder if some houses have too much security.
I see lots of houses with roller shutters or even steel gratings over the windows like these.
Quite often when I ring the bell the owner seems to spend ages unlocking the various locks and bolt on the front [read more...]
Like this set of unusual shelves I saw on the Dornob Site?
Well furniture like this doesn’t have to cost a packet!
This unit was built using components from standard Ikea Flat Packs assembled in a different way.
Interested . . . . well there are several sites like Ikea Hackers that have lots [read more...]
I want to have a ‘Conversation’.
You don’t just move into a new house, you will be moving into a Community. So what sort of community do you want to live in?
What are you prepared to do to make your community stronger? Who can help You to make your community better?
Well one [read more...]
For the typical modern house with slab on ground base there are two minimum heights above ground level that need to be considered:
Next to the building. Distance of 1m away.
The reason for these minimums is to keep water out of the building, including the structure and foundations.
Next To The House
Floor [read more...]