About this website

I began this website to keep a record of my attempt to build a small garden workshop.  I did the design and construction work myself: the drawings were done in Sketchup and the building is made like many commercial garden offices using SIPs (structural insulated panels), ‘mini-plinth’ footings, cedar cladding and EPDM roofing.

I am also interested in woodwork using hand tools, particularly in the historical aspects of the trade, and the blog covers a range of topics from the history of steel manufacture to the refurbishment of old hand tools.

More recently I have been doing some amateurish mechanics while I learn how to fix up a 1963 Honda CA95 motorcycle, a C90 scooter and my Piaggio Ape 3-wheeled van.   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.