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DIY  reminders for  the environment

For white kitchen goods, resist the temptation to buy new. , .
See recycling section for second hand shops and other repair shops for cookers, fridges and freezers, or repair yourself...www.espares.co.uk  gives diy advice to repair your large electrical items

If you don’t want to buy a tool for a once in a while job, you may find that your neighbour has a tool  that is infrequently used that you can borrow. www.streetbank.com   is  where to look! This is  Community sharing leading to a reduction in consumption and your carbon footprint! You may also be able to hire electrical tools from local hardware stores.

www.repaircafe.org/     Repair cafes are free meeting places and they're all about repairing things (together).  BE INSPIRED TO BEGIN ONE 

www.therestartproject.org  a project which includes 'electrical/electronic' items that need re-starting, arranged via parties!. At present in London

www.thegoodlifecentre.co.uk  again in London...workshops that teach you how to repair/make all sorts. BE INSPIRED

www.greatrecovery.org.uk   a look at the need for a 'circular economy' bringing waste  into all that we design.

PAINTS  Keep green in mind and use ECO paints and varnishes and strippers. (many oil-based paints contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that turn into gas.  Choose a low VOC paint for your bedroom and you’re less likely to wake feeling fuzzy-headed.
House painting is recognised as a cancer-risk career).
sites for these paints
www.auroorganic.co.uk
www.thegreenbuildingstore.co.uk    (see Building section)
 www.greenshop.co.uk
www.ecomerchant.co.uk

 

Abbey Hardware

Wonderful Hardware local shop....surprising what you can find here!  and they will give you the exact number you want...no large packets!

15 Abbey Foregate

Chalk of Oswestry

CHALK is an umbrella business, which co-ordinates a number of projects to enable people, who live locally to Oswestry, to learn valuable skills to enrich their lives and build a better community.

 You will find re-upholstered bespoke furniture to re-purposed and up-cycled furniture, vintage clothes, textiles, haberdashery, gifts and so much more.  look for the unusual.

 

17 Leg St
Oswestry,
01691 655895

D.I.D.Donaldson

Electrical repair specialist! same day/ next day service, all makes of automatics,electric cookers,cleaners,dishwashers and waste disposal units. New and refurbished machines for sale.

 

Duncan Galliers Upholstery


Offers Upholstery classes in the Shrewsbury Workshop.
 

Coton Hill Farm

J A Milton Upholstery

Upholstery Courses (and supplies) in Ellesmere
 

Love Your Clothes

A UK gov website with loads of useful tips on caring for your clothes including mending, washing and recycling.

stokes

re-conditioned Kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaners etc. Repairs and replacement parts.

60 Mardol
01743 355752

the used kitchen company

Spares for cookers, washers, remote controls, or buy/sell a complete kitchen. 

020 8349 1943