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tommmmmmm

Member since Sep 2011 • Last active Mar 2015

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    I cycled to Screwfix in the pouring rain on Sunday morning to get the right screws. Credentials restored.

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    @well_is_it Really sounds like it's time to start looking further afield. £300k will get you so much more a little bit further afield - Leyton, Leytonstone, Forest Gate - without too much extra commute. The Walthamstow ship sailed a good while ago, and I think the scraps aren't worth fighting over.

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    I have just managed to fuck up the seemingly simple task of fitting Roman blinds.

    I'm going to apportion at least half of the blame to John Lewis and their frankly shocking 'instructions', which don't mention anything about which way round the brackets go, what size wall plugs are needed, and the fact that the screws included with the brackets aren't the screws for the brackets. Because they aren't actually included.

    The whole process of ordering blinds from John Lewis has been a shitshow from start to finish.

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    Also we paid £1.5k for the bathroom (plus the suite bought at trade and the tiles) and it looks how we wanted.

    Haters gonna hate.

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    We're getting a Benchmarx kitchen fitted by the fitter we have, the price came to less than £4k including tops, and we are sourcing our own cheaper dishwasher and cooker hood and buying a cooker separately.

    My sister had a basic B&Q IT kitchen fitted about 10 years ago, which has aged fine despite her having let out her house for a few years in the mean time.

    Neither kitchen will look like a posh showroom kitchen, but who needs that in a 1.5 bed terrace in E7?

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    We're trying to get a kitchen for less than £4k. Thanks for the support!

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    This basically.

    I love my Equilibrium Disc, which isn't even built with particularly decent parts.

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    Beautiful features but £600k for a flat!? Allow.

    That kitchen in the E11 place is amazing. It would be great to keep the style but modernise it.

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    That link isn't working for me, got a new one?

    Also, does anyone have a link for a reliable and quality plastered who may be available at quite short notice?

    We've been let down by ours at short notice and want to get someone in quick so the rest of the job doesn't get held up too much. We're losing faith in our builder and his contacts, which is a shame as we're quite close to finishing - but I think that is just making it worse.

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    That's exactly how ours was done, ready to plop onto our heads in the night.

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