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How To Use A Fence Post Rammer 2020

Fence Post Rammer When you need to erect a new garden fence or stock fencing for the farm. One tool you will most definitely find indispensable is a ‘Post Rammer’.  A cheap tool that will make the installation of a fence possible is the ‘Post Rammer or Driver’. The post rammer tool is available as: …

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How to mix Cascamite Powdered Resin Wood Glue

How to Mix Cascamite Mixing powdered resin wood glues of any type such as Cascamite, Polyvine Polymite, and Resintite requires a consistent mixing method. Polyvine Limited manufacturers Cascamite powdered resin wood glue in the UK.  Preparation Use 2 parts of Cascamite powder to 1 part of cold water. It is best to weigh the powder …

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Security window shutters, Are they compulsory in France?

The window shutter is a useful yet attractive addition to any home. I always wondered what the obsession was with window shutters! Are shutters necessary? Window shutters are necessary for the security of every French home and are becoming popular around the world for security and trendy colonial style homes. But modern windows are secure! …

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How Much do Doors Cost?… by Wallybois in France

How Much do Doors Cost when constructed by wallybois. Here you will find example door prices for the most common designs is available at our France workshops. Wallybois for your new shutters and doors are ‘Great Value’. Made to measure quality wooden products for your home. We are located in central France but we do …

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What is Wood Seasoning? Explained!

What is Wood Seasoning? Explained!

Seasoning timber after felling trees is an important part of ethical woodland management. Today is considered bad not to consider the future of the forest and farming wood in the future. Every stage of the woodland farming is regulated and unethical sale of unmanaged forest timber is prohibited.  Industry Self Regulation meets Ethics! For product …

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How Many Woodworking Clamps do you Need?

How many clamps does a woodworker need? is a question that is dependent on your type of woodworking? If you work with sheet materials lightweight sash clamps and a few F- Clamps could be all you need. But on the other hand, if you work with solid materials and want to laminate thin pieces to …

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How to Measure for your new Shutters? Updated January 2020

So you are ready to order but you need your opening measurements to add to our online site calculator and order pages. Don’t despair as it is easy to provide accurate measurements for us to put your order into production. Just follow these simple rules below and all will be tranquil. Skip to the bottom …

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A / Z of construction related French / English Translations

After being asked about French translated building terms on many occasions by customers. In fact, it was obvious that I should compile an alphabetical list. This list will be added too on a regular basis. If you have any suggestions please add them to the comment box below and you too can participate in growing …

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What ‘Tools’ do I need? to DIY install my new shutters?

If like me you have an obsession with tools you probably have everything you need to make a success of it. For many who have gone on this French adventure will more than likely be a virgin to renovations and as such will need to collect a new and exciting toolbox. There are many specialist …

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What are Shutters for?

They aid with the control of light and privacy Volets are used in France to help to control internal temperatures by shading from the heat of the sun and the cold of winter The Sun is always welcome but without the protection provided by window shutters, furnishings can fade because of the UV light. UV …

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