Tree houses and sheds are a few of our favourite things, this one was shared by a friend on Facebook today, so I can’t tell you where it is – if you recognise it please let us know where it is and who built it.
Even better if this is your treehouse please do get in touch and we will give you full credit for your marvelous construction.
Any of you who a regular visitors here will know our penchant for sheds, if you missed earlier shed-related news then check out our blog on the Shed of the Year Awards, and get yours up to scratch in time to enter for the 2013.
A new phenomenon is going on that is surely an indicator of how masculine and feminine roles are blurring.
The humble garden shed is being ‘feminised’.
We saw this fantastic picture on the Garden Resources Blog, and we were very interested to read that they are finding that what was once the male domain is now being claimed by women.
At DIY Doctor we have noticed that a large proportion of our users are women, which surprises some men when we tell them, but we are delighted to be a resource for both sexes. In fact back in 2000 when we started the site, one of our very first questions was from a women who couldn’t afford a plumber, but her immersion heater had stopped working. We explained how to change the immersion and she wrote back so pleased to have been able to get hot water. This allowed her to save money, but also it made her feel more independent and in control to be able to make her own repairs.
It has been one of the main objectives of DIY Doctor to give people the confidence they need to carry out Home Improvement tasks safely and effectively. We know what a sense of satisfaction it can bring to complete a job really well, stand back and say ‘I did that’.
When we started the site we could answer all your questions individually ourselves, but as the site grew we were able to write projects for many of the subjects because we noticed the same questions cropping up time and time again. Now we have hundreds of Project Pages from ‘acrylic cutting’ to ‘wrecking bar’, plus a forum in case you can’t find what you are looking for.
We just wanted to say thank you for using the site, whatever age or gender you are.
Kevin McCloud is the proud owner of this shed – You have to admit it is pretty impressive. He built it all himself, and just from the naturally available materials in woodland where it stands.
It got us to thinking that you can now enter your fantastic creation for the Shed of the Year awards 2013 at readersheds.co.uk.
Hopefully Mr McCloud wont see this otherwise he has a strong chance of winning, but if you want to nominate your own shed follow this link.
You have until May 2013 to enter, so if your project is under construction or even in the blueprint stage then now is the time to get it finished so you can have it looking perfect for next spring.
More info on shed building and base construction under ‘S’ for shed in our Projects section.
Cuprinol have come up with a power sprayer to make spraying their fence spray paint very easy – if anyone has large expanses of timber to protect this is a great tool to make the job easier.
Equally if you live in a house with a rose garden this would make an industrial grade insect buster – if you like to blast greenfly with soapy water. Obviously don’t use it for both or your roses won’t thank you!
There are a couple of warnings for use from Mike so do watch the video to see what he suggests.
There is more on this product in the full review, and you can click through to purchase the sprayer and the paint from Cuprinol.
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If you are working with garden equipment that is plugged into the mains you should always use an external RCD to protect you against electric shock.
We also recommend an external socket of this type if you have an electrical supply to the shed or other outbuildings.
In this video review DIY Doctor Mike Edwards gives his opinion on the Nexus Performance RCD External Socket
Nexus Performance RCD External Socket, click here to see the full review
For more information on fitting an external socket with RCD protection – see our project and video on installing an outside socket.
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