About this website

I started this website to document my experiences building a small garden workshop.  I did the design and construction work myself – the drawings were done in Sketchup and the building is constructed like many commercial garden offices using SIPs (structural insulated panels), ‘mini-plinth’ footings, cedar cladding and EPDM roofing.

I am also interested in woodworking with hand tools – particularly in the historical aspects of this trade – and the blog covers a range of topics from the historical development of steel manufacture to the refurbishing of old hand tools.

More recently I have been doing some hapless do-it-yourself mechanics while I learn how to fix up an old Honda C90 scooter and do basic repairs on my Piaggio Ape 3-wheeler.   More on this at a later date!

You can use the menu or search function above to find out more.

I hope you enjoy the website.