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  1. This Month will see us teaming up with Nick Sanders to make his vision of an industrial office space inside his back cabin a reality. We have decided to call it the Black Sea Back Cabin Project as the narrow boat Unspoilt by Progress is the motor boat Nick Sanders used when he went from The Black Country to the Black Sea with a pair of Narrowboats and will hint to that journey.


    This will not be a traditional look back cabin as that is not what Nick wants and in all honestly we are not traditional back cabin builders. He wants industrial, unique, chunky, bespoke. A space he can enjoy to write-up his adventures. If you don't know what Nick does then check him out at

    So today we took delivery of some steel to get us started


    Then it was time take out the existing bits and pieces


    To be left with a starting point


    Then we did a bit of this


    and a bit of that


    To start to ease ourselves into what is going to be an exciting and creative project designing and making all kinds of items furniture and interesting fixtures to create something so individual you will either love it or hate it!

    We shall update the blog as we go and Nick is going to be doing some bits of video for a bit of a vlog so you can watch the journey unfold . We shall post here for your viewing pleasure.

    We have other exciting projects on the horizon for later in the year. Its looking to be a busy one!


  2. After Christmas and New Year in Birmingham the time has come to move on, with new projects awaiting us.

    So off we went down Farmers and Ashted Locks for an over night stop in Digbeth before heading up Camp Hill and onwards towards Knowle. 

    Even Digbeth can look nice if you catch it right.


    A few photos heading up Camp Hill, which are not the nicest of locks with much suspect litter. However they hold their own charm and the CaRT volunteers have done a great job cleaning up at the top lock and services. It's not as bad as some people like to make out it might not be tranquil and perfect but it does the job.



    Which now puts us onto the Grand Union and back to double locks.

    We shall not be moving fast as we have work to do! Our end destination for now will be Langley Mill April/May time ready for Lyras new back cabin and other boat maintenance. Its going to be a busy year and im sure over in no time!

    Hopefully we shall be making a few new sculptures for the website in between other jobs so keep your eyes peeled or if you fancy a commission then Contact Us.