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Grand Designs Live

The popular UK Channel 4 TV design show presented by Kevin McCloud returns to London’s ExCeL

Running for 9 days, the 29th April –  7th May 2017 the show offers visitors a unique opportunity to see all the latest trends for the home as well as many products never seen before. 115 more words

Self-builds: Natural swimming pool made using larch wood

When a woodsman and eco-builder and a DIY natural swimming pool champion come together, you get a self-build match made in heaven – a stunning, eco-friendly organic pool made from larch wood. 732 more words

Rosalind Medea

Lots of boring holes

Nothing very exciting to update the blog with…. which apparently isn’t going to stop me.

Five metre trial bore holes have been bored to check the underlying ground characteristics, which will then determine how deep any new foundations have to go. 422 more words


A lot more waiting

I thought by now I’d be shouting at pregnant builders whilst living with Kevin McCloud in a caravan made of tyres. To be honest I’ve probably mixed up a few Grand Designs episodes there. 596 more words


Das Bunker

Ever wondered what happened to the architects of Germany’s Atlantic Wall? They found employment as instructors at the School of Teutonic Design (STD).  Armed with a straight rule, pencil and a love of concrete the graduates of this esteemed organisation have gone on to blight landscapes all over the world. 464 more words

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