How To Build A New House
 Or Restore An Old One

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.

We will see how to build some of these new projects.

  • Table
  • garden,
  • patio,
  • deck,
  • ramp, 
  • shed,
  • wall,
  • fireplace,
  • gate,
  • porch,
  • desk,
  • straw bale,
  • House,
  • pergola,
  • workbench,
  • bookshelf,
  • pool,
  • pond,
  • gazebo,
  • steps,
  • bench,
  • roof,
  • pool,
  • bookcase...

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

Take a look at the house project for example. 

We carried out many small projects.

Starting with building a straw bale       shed to store the furniture.

The bales had just arrived at the site.

We waited for a dry weekend. Some keen volunteers.

And got the building 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.

Shall we include the garden? It belongs to the house after all.

And I want to tell you about the classical pergola rafter tails.

Many of you enjoy it's wonderful shape.

See if you agree.

Now we'll look at restoring projects.

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

You might like to repair any of the following:

  • Furniture 
  • Walls
  • Windows
  • House
  • Painting Work
  • Walls
  • Windows

And here are some examples of 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.

The right-hand room - parlor - became the main room of operations.

The rest of the house was just left alone in its original state.

Roof timbers were recent and made the house water tight, which was ideal.
Forncett End, Norwich, Norfolk.

Go To Top ^

All Information on this website is provided for educational purposes only.  Please seek expert advice for your building project.

Copyright © 2020 -