Elora Hardy - An amazing father too making things from bamboo

Elora Hardy - An amazing father too making things from bamboo

'We ask the Bamboo what it's good at and what it says is.." Elora HardyI had no idea as to the strength of Bamboo - you can hold 4 tonnes on its end, and its lightweight. It's the creativity of the Balinese groups structures that impress and its ecological too.They have a slat treatment that preserves the stuff for a lifetime so for certain climates these structures are simply useful, longful and beautiful. In the colder climes like the UK perhaps it is a material that can be transported and used in conjunction with others to provide more insulation both noise and heat and reduce the need for more environmentally costly materials.I think you will also be amazed with this TED video. This is why I have chosen to blog it.

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4 Things to consider when Building your own Home

4 Things to consider when Building your own Home

There are many of us who share the ambition of building our own homes. Whilst it can be quite a costly thing to do, it is not impossible and just imagine the great satisfaction you will feel once it begins to take shape?

The estate houses that are being built today are very repetitive and have no character to them at all. By designing and building your own house, you are certain to have a building that is unlike any other and is designed exactly to your personal specification. However, there are a few things to consider before you begin to build your dream home to ensure you make the right choices.  

Prepare yourself

First of all, you need to mentally and physically prepare yourself for what you are letting yourself in for. If you think that the journey will be smooth and hassle free, you are most likely mistaken. From securing land to fixing nitty gritty problems, prepare to feel your stress levels rise.

Find the perfect land

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