Useful Websites

We thought you might like to see where we source our information, tools and materials, so we’ve gathered all the websites together in an ever-growing list on this page. We don’t endorse them (so please don’t blame us if you don’t have such a good experience), it’s just a list of those we’ve used in some way, whether for purchase or advice, over the course of the renovations.

Eco Home Centre – A charity based in Cardiff which provides excellent (and free) advice on eco materials and methods, with reasonably-priced goods for sale. Just tell them what you need to do in your house and they will give very good, impartial advice on how to do it, and recommend different products depending on your individual circumstances. They also provide a service (£50 as of Nov 2015) where they will come out and assess a house you are thinking of buying, checking for damp and other potential problems you are likely to encounter.

Eco Home Centre Blog – A great blog run by the Eco Home Centre, with lots of advice for the home renovator on issues such as damp, lime renders and energy efficiency

Theodore Sons & Daughters – A fab reclamation yard in Bridgend

Ty-Mawr Lime Centre – A source of lime plasters, mortars, renders etc. near Brecon, Wales. They also run training courses on the use of lime. – Emma’s personal and work website

UK Tool Centre – Very good prices. We bought our Fein Multimaster from here and were happy with the service

Screwfix – Good for cheap and reliable tools

Simply the Nest – Interesting house renovation blog, full of inspiration

Little House on the Corner – Another great home renovation blog – I’ve found this one particularly useful