asbestos: http://www.asbestoswatchdog.co.uk/ACM.pdf http://www.asbestoswatchdog.co.uk /
weird bendy wood: http://www.bendywood.com /
boiler efficiencies: http://www.sedbuk.com /
Very Thorough housebuying checklist: http://groups.google.com/groups?q=%22n.+thornton%22&start &hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&scoring=d&selm=VA.00002264.002d570a%40sda.co.uk&rnum
Sound insulation: http://www.customaudio.freeserve.co.uk/articles/howtowalls.htm the keyword for sound insulation is Camden
Central heating diagrams: http://www.myson.ie/pdfs/dualchannel.pdf Circuit diagrams on page 4 and http://content.honeywell.com/uk/homes/systems.htm
housebuyers area checking database - note its accurate, but can flag various issues: Homecheck.co.uk
Cob repair and maintenance http://www.ihbc.org.uk/Cob_Paper/cobindex.html
concrete expert site http://www.pavingexpert.com/concjnt1.htm
Cornell home economics library - an odd site: http://hearth.library.cornell.edu/
crack monitoring equipment http://www.yorksurvey.co.uk/products/16crack.htm
CRC concrete, ultrastrong, aka weld cement: http://www.contractjournal.com/home/Default.asp?type=2&liArticleID7079&liSectionID
expertise on damp in old houses: http://www.periodproperty.co.uk / click on discussion forum
Decorative blocks huge range: www.marshalls.co.uk
Double glazing demisting: uk.d-i-y, Subject: Moisture in Double Glazing
diy free swap shop - note Ive not checked the link yet, might be no good: - also i think its a commercial site http://www.bobsyard.co.uk
diy house advertising: uk.d-i-y, Subject: DIY house selling www.thelittlehousecompany.co.uk/
build regs: http://www.odpm.gov.uk/stellent/groups/odpm_buildreg/documents/sectionhomepage/odpm_buildreg_page.hcsp
partition walls http://www.readersdigest.co.uk/athome/walls.htm
wall fixings, thorough http://www.readersdigest.co.uk/diy/webpages/232_233_234.htm
directory of DIY stores http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.somucheasier.co.uk/diy-stores-uk.html&sa=l&ai=AVgn3O6OB-A46XgqxkMMFV7ZYH-4lCMrggXgAEApTAAthDEACEA&num=4
cormaic buiding place - loadsa info http://www.pavingexpert.com/pavindex.htm
floor joists, tables, info: http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/load-bearing_walls.htm
concrete in detail: http://www.union.edu/PUBLIC/CERDEPT/FACULTY/GHALY/CONCRETE /
readers digest diy manual: http://www.readersdigest.co.uk/diy/webpages/273.htm#13
bowing walls: http://groups.google.com/groups?dq=&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&th 65c1e1d6f2fa4d
but consulting period property forum re tanking is advisable
pipes and insulation: http://groups.google.com/groups?dq=&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&th µ27b83fe4207711
right to light, planning exempt conservatories, how to deal with disuptes over new structures: http://groups.google.com/groups?dq=&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&th f160da968e69b8
continuous long length rawlplugs: http://www.tool-up.co.uk/shop/diy/BSTWVP.html
foundations for walls: http://www.diydata.com/techniques/brickwork/foundations/foundations.htm http://www.trentstone.co.uk/wallfoundation.htm
some suppliers: www.bes.ltd.uk - plumbing screwfix.com - general toolstation.com - general, cheap tool-up.co.uk http://www.diy.com/ - B&Q and dont overlook Argos, occasionally useful www.britishhardwoods.co.uk
Glue types: uk.d-i-y, Subject: Re: Flapping wall
double glazing, woodworm treatment, rising damp, dry rot, foam roof repairs: http://www.onthelevel.in-uk.com /
Dremel router: uk.d-i-y, Subject: Better door draft excluder...
Earth types: uk.d-i-y, Subject: Re: no earth?
Faking stone: TIP: I you wish to replicate a stone type using the "fakery" method of "concretinization", source stone dust from producers of "proper" stone, ie. quarry, and include this in your aggregate.
Flat roofing options: uk.d-i-y, Subject: flat roof needs replacement
flood risk data: http://188.8.131.52/asp/1_introduction.asp along with lots of other
FAQ on forced air heating. http://www.borpin.co.uk/sbfaq/faq51103.htm
Freshwater central heating: uk.d-i-y, Subject: Re: Washing machine plumbing
theres even a uk.d-i-y thread on the various uses for dead fridge compressors somewhere!
gaden wall/fence ownership: http://www.partywalls.org.uk / http://www.gardenlaw.co.uk / The Party Wall etc Act 1996 does not apply to wooden fences, only to walls
Best wood preserver: linseed oil, 4 coats, first coat applied hot.
Glass specialists site http://www.stainedglassnews.co.uk/
good plastering thread uk.d-i-y, Subject: How to joint plaster ?
Grading your own wood: uk.d-i-y, Subject: Re: Grading Wood www.trada.co.uk/services/410604_timber_grading.html note engineers can draw plans for ungraded wood use
Gypsum boards http://www.british-gypsum.com/immediacy-1280
Wood frame building: uk.d-i-y, Subject: SELF-BUILD Wooden-Frame House & Cost
Repairs with lime www.spab.org.uk http://www.kettlenet.co.uk /
how bad can it get?: uk.d-i-y, Subject: £3 billion DIY opportunity
Period interiors from around the world (pics): http://www.ruhlmann.info/Interiors/index2.html
Intumescent strips: uk.d-i-y, Subject: Intumescent strips
Invisible secondary glazing http://www.stormwindows.co.uk/products.htm
Joinery expert: http://www.jpbutler.demon.co.uk/joinery/notes.html#ogl
Lead codes & weight uk.d-i-y, Subject: Re: Lead weighing in
Lead lining gulleys: uk.d-i-y, Subject: Roof Valley Repair - position of felt?
lime and chalk plaster: http://www.periodproperty.co.uk/cgi-bin/discussing/forum2.pl
lime forum: http://www.buildinglimesforum.org.uk /
lime mixes: http://www.bricksandbrass.co.uk/diymats/lime/lime.htm http://www.periodproperty.co.uk/cgi-bin/discussing/forum2.pl
Hey, one day I'll get more time....