Paul D'Amico


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The aim of my Blog is

to give useful information on all  aspects of Home Remodels - materials concepts & ideas.

By paul d'amico, Jan 28 2018 02:27PM

Just a short list of handmade fishscale tile suppliers in the UK.


Zellige (Moroccan tile) is a handmade clay tile with origins in the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East region. MOSAIC DEL SUR® Moroccan Zellige tiles are traditionally handcrafted from unrefined white clay and glazed with coloured glass in a range of semi-transparent tones that vary subtly in depth and reflection. Each tile has a unique irregular finish.

0203 514 0483 - customer service - Mon -Fri: 9am /5pm

106 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG - showroom London -

Handmade Tiles & Kitchens

store at :

Unit 3, Beales Yard, Grotto Hill, Margate, CT9 2BU

07725 580621

Douglas Watson

Makers of high specification, hand-made decorative and glazed tiles

Our tiles are all hand made, glazed and decorated in our Oxfordshire studios.

Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 4QG

01491 629960

By paul d'amico, Jan 18 2017 09:20PM

Round windows made an appearance in Georgian times and are still specified in contemporary Architecture.

It will bring a much desired feature to your home.

They are also excellent for ventilation.

In the photos;

a full arch composed by special rubbed hand made bricks.

the two hardwood windows are with glazing bars four spoke center circle.

By paul d'amico, Oct 13 2016 08:01AM

There are fundamentally two ways to achieve that grey concrete floor look often seen in kitchen extensions or bathrooms.

There 2 types;

1. Traditional sand & cement screed 65mm thick required. Can be polished. Variations in the mix available.

2. Screedflo Anhydrite screed 50mm thickness required. Can be topped with 3mm Resin.

Both can be tiled instead of polished or topped with resin.

Both can incorporate UFH wet or dry.

Both require 70-100mm Celotex or Kinspan insulation under laid screed.

Both can have colour and tone variations depending on mix.

Polished Concrete tends to be gloss and resin matt

Two Cost Comparisons for 22 square metre floor space;

Polished Concrete Screed and floor

Wet UFH including Manifold £1,087.62

Polished concrete “pathway” 89/sqm.

+Polishing process £45 sqm.

For 22sqm total £2,948

Total £4,035.62

VAT £807.12

Total £4,842.74

Screedflo Solution topped with Resin

Wet UFH including Manifold £1,087.62

+Anthracite flowing Screed 50mm £1,266.80

+3mm resin top 105/sqm. (grey matt) £ 2,530

Total £4,884.42

VAT £976.88

Total £5,861.30


Polished Concrete Floor Bathroom

Resin Floor Kitchen

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Creating an opening and Buffet Hatch connecting Kitchen and  Dining Room.

An Edwardian summer House - Replacing Timber Roof Finial

Original Features – A shop, a website and a Blog for your period remodels


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Inserting a Decorative Plaster and tiled Niche

Re-opening and installing a fireplace

Plastering and Cornice

The Victorian geometric pathway has made a comeback

Open Shelving in the Kitchen

Art Deco

Choosing Engineered Flooring and Fixing Method.

Bathroom Bamboo Flooring

Organising Bathroom supply

Uncompromising Beauty- Timber Basins

Sliding doors are Space Savers

How much can a period style bathroom supply cost?

What is the difference between Pantry and a Larder?


Tiled Porch Sides

Bespoke Basin Drawer Cabinet

Bespoke In-built Furniture

The Iconic Ice Box Latches for a Timeless Retro look to your Kitchen

Loft Conversion -

Structural Alterations

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