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Winter Insulation Tips

With winter just around the corner and already a cold chill in the air, it’s time to think about battening down the hatches and preparing for the cold season. Doors, and also windows, are typically insulation weak points. Even a small gap can cost a lot of warmth over time, create unhealthy drafts and generally … Read More

Hidden Doors

Like many people, I’ve always found the idea of hidden doorways intriguing. The idea of having a secret place that only you know how to find is somehow appealing. Children’s stories are full of such places, like the Secret Garden or the Wardrobe that leads to Narnia in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. … Read More

Where have all the trees gone?

It could be my biased memory, but when I was younger I remember residential streets lined with lush and leafy trees. In fact one of my favourite memories as a child was walking home from school kicking the masses of golden autumn leaves that had gathered at the kerbside. Just to prove I wasn’t going … Read More

Inside Out Doors

I recently went to the cinema, with my grandson who is 4, to see the new Pixar computer animated movie, Inside Out, on its first release date. I hadn’t read anything about the movie so it was a total surprise for me and a pleasant one that it is was a sensitive Comedy/Drama aimed at … Read More

Timber – What else can it be used for?

Timber is one of the most versatile and popular materials to use in construction, but if we look a little further you may be surprised at some of the more unusual applications that people have used timber for. Buildings have been made from timber for many years, the strength and ability to cut and reshape … Read More