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Finishing Touches

Posted by tennentslager , 25 April 2016 · 1,471 views

If you wait long enough, what you want will come along in Gumtree. Seller said they were £100 per metre and I can believe that. 4m of them in the back of the car and the suspension was riding low!Anyhow, had no confidence in grouting these the normal way so borrowed a piping bag from SWMBO and took my time squeezing it into each gap so it was just pro...


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Balcony, Wood Store, Somewhere Nice To Sit

Posted by tennentslager , 16 March 2016 · 738 views

Decided simple was best and to crack on with the decking out front.Rescued some fallen trees from nearby and rested them against a quickly assembled frame of 6*2 treated joists. This gave us a nice deck to work on the roof from... Always keep a tidy site Ebuilders...you don't want a wayward screw sticking into the foot of one of you volunteer helpers...


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Dry Toilet And No Smell Whatsoever

Posted by tennentslager , 14 February 2016 · 635 views

Apologies for the pic of the loo, warts and all so to speak...This is the 'seperate' plastic toilet from Sweden that has a front funnel and back void. The thinking is to seperate the solid and liquid waste as it is the combination Of both together that causes the smells we don't like.Urine runs to a soak away and the solids and toilet paper (a...


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Interior Fit Out And Decoration

Posted by tennentslager , 04 February 2016 · 652 views

The low tech approach continues as does the re-use and recycle theme. Bought a load of Michelin road maps from the charity shop to make my feature wall background and topped then off with a few nice ones I picked up in Poland during the summer. Probably spent about 20 quid in all. Went to the local mental health wood recycling project (boy, they are not c...


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Diy Plans-Graph Paper And Pencil

Posted by tennentslager , 05 January 2016 · 647 views

I am putting these images up simply to show that you do not have to employ professional help to submit planning applications.For most of you serious self builders designing the house of your dreams I suspect that this will be the only way to go but my little project is different from the norm in many ways.Firstly Stirling Council (in fact the single plann...


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90% Finished...90% To Go...

Posted by tennentslager , 29 November 2015 · 703 views

Nearly there...hearth and fire needed to go in as it was getting too cold to work...Got a reclaimed dance floor 57m for £250 so that went down too.Finished off the ceiling joins with some 5mm ply, looks okay.Finally got the dry toilet finished but not *commissioned* it yet.Put some furnishings in for a trial run.Just some plumbing, wiring and joinery to g...


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Cladding And Lighting

Posted by tennentslager , 05 September 2015 · 819 views

Weather was sh#t all July so had to bash on through the rain...Nick from Wales recommended the Hitachi nail gun and as I'm on my fourth box that's 7000 nails so far!


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Part One-Wind And Watertight For Under £6K

Posted by tennentslager , 27 August 2015 · 948 views

I'm new to blogging and probably have nothing much in terms of knowledge to impart but some of you might be interested in building on a low budget so here goes.After many years on the waiting list we got offered a plot on the famous West Highland Way about 3 miles north of the starting point in Milngavie, just north of Glasgow.For £4k we get a 20 year...





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