Tag Archives: Builders
I had a plumber who used to say A Man who has never made a mistake has never made anything. I like this sort of home spun wisdom, in those few simple words there is so much to learn. You … Continue reading
In this video, builderforlife shows you how easy it is to dig and pour your own footings.
In this short video the builderforlife shows you how to clean old house bricks.
Learning all those millimetre and centimetre parts of a system like metric, looks daunting at the outset but we have all learned that it is really child’s play. Getting your head around the numbers is just a question of experience, … Continue reading
Why listening to your parents is the worst thing to do if you want an apprenticeship! I recently received an application and a CV from young man who wanted to become a carpenter’s apprentice. I really liked the way his … Continue reading
An exploration of how design connects us to people, places and ideas. Great design has to be experienced. It is not unusual for someone to be unable to explain why a particular building appeals to them, other than to say … Continue reading
Dad, my car won’t start! With four children in their first few years of driving I get to hear this about every three months. Flat batteries caused by age or stupidity, are mostly the problem. My response is nearly automatic, … Continue reading
This plaster delivery is a perfect example of the subcontract system. These young blokes are going to set the world on fire through hard work and long hours. They get paid by the amount they get done not just by the … Continue reading
If you are going to get stuck on a desert island it is probably best to take a builder along. Here’s why, They can climb just about anything They always have a cellphone handy. They realise most things can be … Continue reading
The Victorian government has decided to get its own watchdog, as the federal government moves to abolish the current one. Remember that famous scene in Crocodile Dundee “That’s not a watchdog, THIS is a watchdog”