How to Build Successfully
Using Project Ideas


There are so many ways how to build and be practical. From putting up a bookshelf to building a new house. Or renovating an old house and all the bits in between.

But we won't get too serious about this.

Just making and building anything around the house can be enormously satisfying.

For some of us it maybe the first step we have ever taken.

Let's have a look at some of these new projects.

Beginning with how to build a:

  • House,
  • pergola,
  • workbench,
  • bookshelf,
  • pool,
  • pond,
  • gazebo,
  • steps,
  • bench,
  • roof,
  • foundation
  • bookcase...

Many small projects from the list above were carried out here during an explosion of building activity.

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Take a look at this Straw Bale project. 

The bales have just arrived at the site.

We waited for a dry weekend. And keen volunteers.

We got the straw bale garden shed completed in three weekends.

How to build foundations?  You will see the piles on the engineers plans. As well as the more technical stuff.

While the piling is proceeding we must not forget the piles for the fireplace.

The piles have to take the weight of the fireplace and the chimney.
We got them in position.

We built the timber frame next.

 Followed by the roof.

We shall include the pergola.                           

With the curved pergola rafter tails.

Many enjoy it's wonderful shape. See if you agree.


Restoring Projects.

See the list of practical things you can restore or repair? In and around the house or apartment?  Don't worry we don't do them all in one go.

You might like to repair. Or carry out any of the following:

Walls

Windows

House

Painting

Furniture

And here are more examples of our own renovations.

From the other side. What a beautiful house with a spacious walled garden in the centre of Norwich.

Ashdell House became a family home.

House Restoration on a Grade II Listed 
17th Century Farmhouse

Ashdell House Listed 17th Century Yeoman's House. It was Norfolk Highways Depot for many years.

Builder cartoons by Hamilton Wilson

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