Our Old Flagstones get a New Home

.... from a pile of slabs....... to a classy stone floor ....here's how... We laid these flagstones in an "Opus Romain" pattern — laying the flags in regular rows,  but varying the row-width across adjacent rows. You need to decide beforehand on which widths you are going to use. Commercially available flooring in this pattern... Continue Reading →

My Hemp Porridge — another great material for the DIY builder.

I happen to have a Scottish surname — and I do like porridge - but even I would baulk at a bowl of this for breakfast ! What is it?  —  It's a mix of industrial grade vegetal HEMP fibre, (Cannabis sativa) — (Not to be confused with Indian Hemp — Cannabis Indica), LIME and WATER. We've used this... Continue Reading →

Pool Project part 1 — hole, sketch, and a little bit of philosophy.

Patrick - Friend, Neighbour, Electrician, Electronic Engineer, Guru........called in yesterday to disconnect the 3-Phase circuit breaker at the main supply box (le tableau) — no longer needed now that the crane was down and away. That only took 5 minutes so then I asked him about the electrics for our new pool and this is... Continue Reading →

DIY How to Hang a Picture Frame

Frame Hanging Hints - Let's Be Crafty! Most of the photo frames we sell come complete with a “standing back with strut” ( for standing horizontally and/or vertically) and a zip-lock sachet containing screw-eyes and cord if you prefer to wall hang the frame. We recommend making a small hole with a fine pointed bradawl... Continue Reading →

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