I was varnishing my gran's house woodwork today when i realised a thread on housing would be interesting. For example, have you varnished/ painted your woodwork recently? Do you prefer wood framed over stone built housing? Whats the local type of building down your way? Do you use harling on your walls, or is your climate dry enough not to need it? In the UK, a lot of houses have the bedrooms on the first floor, living area on teh ground, why is this? I am sure i had some good points to make, but I cant remember them.