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So far goprohandyman has created 36 blog entries.

Festival Letters

We were commissioned by the organisers of the Gloworm Festival, held at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire. Our role was to design, construct and erect a large GLOWORM sign just like the famous Hollywood sign and a large photo frame. We built the letters from external grade ply, braced the ply and used aluminium angle driven [...]

By |August 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Passage Door

This terraced property had a gated passage which had taken a lot of abuse over the years. The passage floor was due to be replaced so we lifted the original step and bricks and removed the old rotten door. The door frame was in much better condition and we were able to save this and [...]

By |July 29th, 2016|Handyman|0 Comments

Landscaping

The garden had been ignored for nearly a decade and had considerable weed and unwanted vegetation growth. So the plant-life was stripped out and the soil turned. As building work was ongoing in the house and there was no access to the garden other than through the house, the waste was being dumped in the [...]

By |July 29th, 2016|Domestic, gardening, Handyman|0 Comments

Porch

The door and framework was in very good condition with being set back inside the porch. The ageing paintwork had taken any abuse from the weather and was cracking, peeling and had become discoloured. We carefully stripped all the old paint and sanded the timbers to a super smooth finish. We masked off all the [...]

By |July 18th, 2016|Handyman, Painting|0 Comments

Fencing

Our client asked us to replace the aging fence panels with new like-for-like. The existing wooden posts were reinforced and the new panels fitted. We also added wooden post caps and finally gave everything a good coat of Cuprinol rich oak preservative. It is sometimes the simplest things which can transform a garden or space, [...]

By |July 15th, 2016|Domestic, gardening, Handyman|0 Comments

Is it a bird…is it a plane…no it’s a pirate ship!

A local children's play centre commisioned us to create a driveable pirate ship using only an old broken mobility scooter! Of course we jumped at the chance and got stuck in to the project! We overhauled the chassis and electronic systems bringing them back to life with the help of a new pair of huge [...]

By |July 7th, 2016|Domestic, Engineering, Handyman, Vehicle|0 Comments

Decking

The client commissioned us to design and construct a large decked area in their back garden. There had always been a large slabbed area which was not attractive but did serve them well. So the decision was made to build a raised deck on top of the slabs with an almost seamless transition through their [...]

By |June 25th, 2016|decking, Domestic, Handyman|0 Comments

Pergola…or Acropolis?

We are currently working on this project...a huge 5m x 4m pergola which will feature a dwarf wall made from reclaimed bricks, raised patio area slabbed in limestone and landscaped surrounding area. The pergola will also act as an escape route for the first floor french doors! Watch this space for updates and new pics [...]

By |June 23rd, 2016|Domestic, Handyman|0 Comments

Plaster repair

Due to damp ingress the plaster had deteriorated and come away from the brickwork. After ensuring the damp issues were resolved and the area completely dry, we prepared and fitted plasterboard, before skimming the area and blending it in to the surrounding surface. Now they can decorate their hall and finish their home.

By |June 11th, 2016|Handyman|0 Comments

Kitchen LEDs

We fitted a simple LED system above, inside and below this corner unit. The end result was exactly what the client requested...a subtle illumination to remove the shadows in the corner of their kitchen. The lights inside the cupboards shine through the glass-ware and the lower set light up the work space. Low power consumption [...]

By |May 31st, 2016|Domestic, Handyman, led, lighting|0 Comments