Garage Racks

We had already bought a larger rack from Mitre 10 that we have now divided to create a work bench. three further smaller units are now ready for building. Nothing worse than looking for the right storage box for a large tool or items. We have now laid out all electrical tools on the shelves […]

Windows refurbishment

The windows are 1975 bronze aluminium which are not in bad quality, but we have changed the closing latches internally and had the Stays changed by professional services so they shut properly.¬†Firstly you have to sand the surface to remove any marks, dust or dirt.Wash with turpentine to remove grease and dust.Wash with soapy waterRinse […]


This seems a long time ago, but it was only 19th September 2015. Getting rid of the lawn with Rotary hoe was not as easy as I thought. then making the ground firm and even, was anther long job. Ground cover then getting all the pebbles from the front of our house to the back […]

Bedrooms 2&3



The lounge is a good size but is not very deep, plus the fire which is in the corner kind of reduces where you can place the furniture. So here is the before shot with its glorious carpet circa 1975! Not to mention the gorgeous (NOT) wallpaper that will have to be stripped off. Clutter […]


We have been busy with our new greenhouse and it’s pebble foundation. Here is the before shot Now the hard work of using the Rotary Hoe The big and little greenhouses and my tyre vegetable beds Inside the big greenhouse   The pebble at our garage door, a lot of barrow loads. Pebbles around the […]


KITCHEN BEFOREVery tired and very dated. It’s great when your home is currently a 1970’s build with its orignal cooker and decor. Wow how did the last owner see what she was cooking as it’s so dark and dismal. AfterNearly finished now we have a working kitchen. The workbench is Dolca Vita Formica FX180¬† made […]

Master Bedroom

Check out that 70’s Axminster carpet. Know doubt it was called Autumn leaves or something similar. Not our bed it’s the photo from the estate agents site. Scrapping off wallpaper from 1970’s is not much fun as it does not come off in one go. Note: look as many YouTube videos before attempting any DIY. […]