Monday, 16 December, 2019
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
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1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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Atherton – a pond needing a new home

Atherton – a pond needing a new home

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Near San Francisco CA  –  Turnbull, Griffin Heasloop

Year Built:     2009
Built area:      House 3,335 sf | Garage 815 sf | Home office 575 sf | Cabana  505 sf
Lot size:         49,770 sq (4,600 m2)
Photography:   David Wakely

A dilemma! A beautifully landscaped lot with a structurally unsound home! Doesn’t sound too hard so far? But what if the main component of that landscaping was a very large pond? These owners took the challenge.  They wanted their new house to be a private retreat that would take maximum advantage of the pond while also maximising the privacy of the battleaxe shaped lot accessed by a deep driveway.

Atherton - Turnbull, Griffin Heasloop
A waterfront home in suburbia!

While many buyers shy away from battleaxe blocks – also known as flag or easement lots, they offer many advantages in terms of privacy and usable yard space. Rather than needing to dedicate space to a ‘street frontage’, all the available land can be used for functional purposes ranging from play areas to vegetable patches. As this home demonstrates, the judicious use of a pavilion style layout has resulted in a true oasis for the family that works superbly with the aspect and available assets.

From the architect:

Located on the peninsula south of San Francisco, this house sits on an internal suburban flag lot. The previous 1950s house, removed due to structural problems, featured mature landscaping and a manmade pond that the clients wanted to preserve.

The design solution breaks the program into four buildings – main house, study, pool house and garage – that ring the edge of the site and focus inward on the pond, garden and pool. Large sliding glass doors open directly out to the pond and terrace. The roofs conceal photovoltaic and solar hot water panels. The house is heated with a radiant system in the stone floors, and despite the hot climate it is not air conditioned, but passively cooled with a combination of overhangs, shades, and operable windows. The house also features many green building materials, including high fly-ash concrete, formaldehyde-free casework and denim insulation. The new house creates a special place for the clients, making a main residence feel like a vacation retreat.

OK… I know from previous posts that some of you good readers are going to raise the mosquito issue. Permanent water creates a habitat for a whole range of creatures including those that feed on mosquitoes. The easy solution is frogs and fish. Frogs will find the pond all by themselves but you’ll need to introduce the fish. Every region has it’s own small fish that live on mosquito larvae. In Australia, it’s the Pacific Blue-eye. What is it in your area?

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Another interesting home by the same architect is the Sebastapol Residence

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