Kevin has wanted to take up blacksmithing for a very long time, and has decided that the shipping container house project is the perfect excuse to finally start learning. Kevin is going to be using his newly acquired blacksmith skills to make accessories such as hinges, door handles, curtain rails, and other decorative details for the house. I really am so excited to see what he comes up with and of course to see the results of his hard work in use. But first, he had to repair an anvil.
When we visited the Decorex earlier this year, we were extremely pleased to see Monier Coverland’s display where they were advertising an extraordinary dry ridge system. We know the company well because we at Small Scale Engineering are firm believers of their Easy Flash product – a miracle flashing product for leaky roofs, around chimney stacks, etc, etc. (Available for sale from Builders Warehouse in a variety of colours).
However this post is about another product of theirs – a dry ridge system that blew our minds!
We weren’t entirely sure how to go about submitting plans to the council, but one short phone call had us heading in the right direction. The first step, once the plans are drawn up, is to submit them for “scrutiny” – a word that conjours up thoughts of the kind of dingy rooms that have single flickering light-bulbs dangling from a wire.
It’s winter in Cape Town. The weather is cold and wet. The sun goes down early so our work days cannot last too long. After a hard, cold and damp day of labour, there’s nothing better than being warm under a blanket while reading an excellent book. And so, we kick off our second giveaway – an awesome book, set in the wild continent of Africa. Let me introduce to you, Alan P. Landau’s Langbourne series!
Kevin and Louis have been extremely busy with various work projects. They have been working long hours in order to complete their work, and due to the current workload, not much has happened with the container house project. Therefore we decided to tell you about our favourite frozen yoghurt and waffle house. Herewith our FrozenYo Review!
We are very curious to know who is reading our blog, so when Pieter was selected as the winner of our Wine Giveaway we asked if he would mind us sharing a few pieces of information about himself to share with you, our other readers. Here’s your chance to meet another reader of this blog!
Laminate flooring has taken the DIY world by storm because of its many advantages. It is affordable, quick and easy to install, and long lasting if you buy the correct type for your application. It has recently come to my attention that there is a similar product that is even better – Modern Vinyl Flooring! Continue reading DIY: Waterproof Vinyl Flooring
According to South African law, water and waste pipes are to be buried at least 300mm below the ground. If, for some reason, the pipes cannot be buried that deep, then they must be encased in concrete. However, not all builders follow the law and when digging in the garden, you might accidentally hit a water pipe that is not buried deep enough and damage it.
This is how you repair a damaged water pipe and this method can be used with either polycop (the red plastic pipe as per the photo) or copper tubing. Continue reading How to Repair a Damaged Water Pipe
Each mundane chore completed brings us a little closer to the day we can finally move into our new shipping container house. So even seemingly boring chores such as digging holes for the container footings can be more exciting than you expect.
We recently attended Decorex 2018 at the CTICC, here in Cape Town. The Decorex is a great place to hunt for inspirational products to use in our shipping container house project as well as innovative DIY products for our readers. We found a feature-rich shower head that would be of particular interest to Cape Town residents. Once again we are facing rumours of yet another water tariff increase. Therefore a water saving shower head is of interest.