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A documentation of the DIY restoration of my forever home - the highs - the lows - and hopefully plenty of laughs and a few cocktails to power me through!

The DIY renovation and restoration of Admirals House

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The gates to ‘The Square’ with Admirals House in the background… in pretty standard renovating gear – including Crocswhich I get almost eternal stick for!

Hi – I’m Greg – AKA @manwithahammer – nice to meet you!

Website coming soon…. perhaps!

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Blog

Space to waffle on about my love affair renovating and restoring Admirals House – doing most of the work myself as an enthusiastic DIY sort of a chap.

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Tutorials

I’m not entirely sure they’re a good idea… I make it up as I go along but we shall see…. I’m also hoping I’ll be able to have some fun with this space!

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History

A placeto explore more about the History of Admirals House – and document its future with me as its steward. Built in 1804 in Devon by the Navy.

An adventure in restoration one room at a time

Follow my restoration adventure here or via Instagram. As a DIYer around a full time job nothing happens too quickly and with 30 rooms to renovate and then a garden to eventually tackle, I’ll be here a while and will share as much as I can with you – the highs and the lows!

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