The previous owners of our house didn’t draft proof key areas in the property, so ahead of the winter we’ve decided to apply beading in rooms where large gaps have formed between floorboards.Continue reading Draft proofing our house with beading
Last year, over the course of the autumn, we asked a local carpenter to build us a shed that would store our outdoor furniture cushions. Over the course of the summer, large gaps, up to 1cm in width started to appear on the shed doors. This is our video on repairing gaps in shed with battens.Continue reading Repairing gaps in shed with battens
One of the oldest period features we have in our house is a barn door that goes to the 19th century. When we viewed the house, there was an elegant, vintage lock on the back of the door – this was removed and replaced by a cheap, office-looking rim lock by the time we moved in.Continue reading Installing a new rim lock
It’s been a few years since we last did any maintenance work on our garden furniture, so it’s time to take advantage of the good weather and sand everything down, treat it and restore it.Continue reading Restoring our garden furniture
We’ve been making a lot of trips to the garden centre and hardware store and the car has taken a battering, so it’s time to give it a power wash and restore it to its former glory.