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Fencing and Trellis. Fencing and trellis is an integral part of Garden Design and Landscaping.

Fencing and Trellis

Belsize Landscapes are fencing contractors and their clients request many different types of fencing including chain link fencing, picket fencing,privacy fencing, wattle fencing, and palisade fencing. Wherever possible the timber used in their Fencing comes from certified sustainable sources More and more of their London Fencing clients are asking for eco-friendly sutainable Fencing product.

As a result Belsize Landscapes now supply Hazel Wattle Fencing complete with Sweet Chesnut posts. Best Replacement Windows and Vinyl Siding Installations. Suncatcher-Walk-In-Outdoor-Cat-Enclosures-Cat-Cages-Cat-Condos-Home. Cat Condos : For more information on cat condos and cages click the links below:


Gaming Memes. Driver's License Re- LOW-TECH MAGAZINE. Things to make and do. Build yourself a portable home - a mongolian yurt. Yurt/Gher Construction 101 A guide to Building Yurts...or more specifically, how I built mine!

Build yourself a portable home - a mongolian yurt

Based on Knowledge Gained from "Doing it Myself", and reading about it on-line. I've now built three yurts, for myself and friends, and we go camping in Luxury in these a few times a year. If you like the outdoors, but you hate having to crawl around in pokey little tents then this one's for you! Retrofitting Existing Buildings to Improve Sustainability and Energy Performance. Home > Retrofitting Existing Buildings to Improve Sustainability and Energy Performance by Richard Paradis, P.E., BSCP, Bd.

Retrofitting Existing Buildings to Improve Sustainability and Energy Performance

Cert. Noise Control EngineerNational Institute of Building Sciences. Ask Me Anything! (Kipkay AMA) Build with Chrome. I built a Cinva-Ram CEB press, and I made it easier for you to build one too! (cob forum at permies) I've been meaning to share this for a little while.

I built a Cinva-Ram CEB press, and I made it easier for you to build one too! (cob forum at permies)

I hope it helps people. A couple years ago, I got pretty excited about Compressed Earth Blocks, or CEBs. Cinva Ram/Schematics. From Open Source Ecology The parts are missing some dimensions here, I have to update them.

Cinva Ram/Schematics

The Solid works files have it all. CEB Press. Link to CEB Press Build June 2015 The CEB Story 2012. from Open Source Ecology on Vimeo.

CEB Press

CEB Press (aka "The Liberator") The Liberator is OSE's automatic, high throughput Compressed Earth Brick Press. It is named The Liberator because it is intended to free people from the single highest cost of living - housing. See Cost of Living and GVCS Naming Convention. The CEB is at product release status and is being actively manufactured at Factor e Farm. Off the Grid. Off the Grid. Slumped Bottles Become a Backsplash. Open Source Ecology. Papercrete. Make Your Own Bricks: My brick presses. I have taken my idea from the internet.

Make Your Own Bricks: My brick presses

A brick press named the CINVA ram has been made for many years for poorer countries to help locals make their own bricks. I took this concept and started working on my press. I had an old 20 ton bottle jack and had an idea that I could make myself a press using it as the force of compression. These are my first results. Even though they were pressed pretty hard, It needed some refinement The hydraulic jack press worked, but was slow and hard to load the clay mix into. Success! I decided to make a third press. When I get more pictures ready I will show you some of the results of the new press.

Building Commissioning. By the WBDG Project Management Committee and Commissioning Leadership Council Last updated: 10-30-2014 Introduction Building Commissioning is a rapidly growing professional practice that is being embraced by public and private organizations because buildings that are delivered according to the owner's intent, typically have fewer change orders, tend to be more energy efficient, and have lower operation and maintenance cost.

Building Commissioning

This section of the WBDG organizes commissioning information, guidance, and resources under three broad principles including Determine Project Performance Requirements, Plan the Commissioning Process, and Document Compliance and Acceptance. Project Planning, Delivery and Controls. Home > Project Management Last updated: 11-07-2014 Overview.

Project Planning, Delivery and Controls

Retrofitting with Straw Bale and Cob (straw bale house forum at permies) Adding roof overhangs - Fine Homebuilding Question & Answer. Mike Guertin, a contributing editor to Fine Homebuilding, replies: Roof overhangs are a good idea on homes in most climates. Most home designs look better with overhangs. But they’re also functional. Overhangs shade windows from the summer sun, they help to keep water from dribbling off the roof and down the siding, and they’re a good place to hang gutters.

The installation of simple overhangs on a house involves nailing rafter extensions onto existing rafters. I limit the overhang to 2 ft. Start conventional overhangs by taking off the existing fascia and any other trim that covers the rafter tails. Determine the largest dimensional lumber you can slide between the roof sheathing and the plate (you don’t need a bird’s mouth on the extensions).

Have a helper pass the extensions into the attic from the outside.Nail an extension to each rafter with spikes every 6 in. to 8 in. With the rafter extensions installed, you can turn to trimming, sheathing and roofing. Armatusdesigns. The Crocodile's Bucket & Chain Water Pump : Finale. DIY 1000 watt wind turbine. Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Wind Turbine. 4 Foot Wind Turbine - option for 6 Foot Sweep There are 2 parts to this project: Building the Wind Turbine There are several DIY wind turbine science projects on the internet.

Backyard aeroponics: self-sustaining farm for Wisconsin cold. Artificial Wind Tree Uses Micro Turbine Leaves To Generate Electricity. Great designs can be recognized at a first glance and this next one is pure genius. We are talking about this amazing wind turbine which looks just like a tree, integrating perfectly into the surroundings. The wind turbine generates energy in an eco-friendly way, using a natural resource and has a pleasant aspect in contrast with other classical turbines.

The technology was developed by the French company, called New Wind and the look of the wind turbine is identical with those of trees. The efficiency of the product is guaranteed by the fact that it is functional in low wind too, something we can’t say about other products from this category. But still, the best feature of the product is its look and the fact that it doesn’t interfere with the harmony of nature, as it manages to blend in perfectly.

Fresh Estates and Country Properties. Sustainable Guide:Site Map. Handmade Clay Roof Tile, Clay Floor Tile, Decorative Tile. PRI Wind Program. Conservation of Architectural Heritage Revitalization Renovation. Waste & Scrap Plastic Recycler. Robert's Projects: How to make a pole-barn style garage look like a million bucks. If you are familiar with pole-barn style construction, you know that they are relatively inexpensive, and go up fast. Usually a matter of days. However, from the inside, they aren't very attractive. They are also extremely hot in the summer, thanks to the steel siding. And, of course, cold in the winter. View topic - Root cellar under pole barn? Need suggestions. Here are a few suggestions. However, a few things about me so you know where the advice is coming from. I'm a prepper that started during Y2K.

How to Avoid 3 Major Mistakes and to Build a Perfect Root Cellar. Advance Voltage Drop Calculator and Voltage Drop Formula. The Shelter Blog - “Shelter is more than a roof overhead.” Free Ebooks: Green Home Building. Hydraulic lime. Use in construction[edit] Hydraulic lime is a useful building material for the following reasons: Strawbale Buildings. Shōji. Maker creates a Steampunk-inspired 3D printer. A 3D printer suited for the Wild West. First coined by author K.

W. Jeter, steampunk refers to a sub-genre of science fiction and fantasy literature that commonly features some aspect of steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. In other words, think “Wild, Wild West.” Make Your Own Bricks. The Modelling News. Design Coalition Institute. Construction Photography - Home. Adobe Ecological Gracomaq. Designing a Green Home. Prepping. Cob Structures. Have you ever looked at a cliff swallow’s nest and marveled at their cleverness? Nature once again offers us examples to emulate. The lovely thing about cob is how forgiving it is for the novice. Luckily most of us have experience with it as wee things playing pretend outside with mud pies.

In fact I have striking memories of serving up mud patty biscuits to accompany my outdoor tea parties. Can I offer you one or two sugar cubes to go with that…um…cookie? Cob is an old English word meaning a round mass. Cob is an artists’ dream material. Curving walls, sculptures built into the wall… …fireplaces, even furniture can be formed as part of the house, and for this reason it was originally my number one pick to build with… right up until I discovered that it is unsuitable for areas that experience extreme winters.

The Freecycle Network. VA-Replacements.pdf. Concrete Casting, GFRC Applications, Mold Rubber from Smooth-On. Concrete casting pros from around the world know Smooth-On liquid rubber products as the industry standard for making rubber molds that have the abrasion resistance and tear strength needed to keep production moving.