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  • Make your own gasket ;)

    Seriously our electric heated towel rail is made from a section of unlacquered brass tubing with douglas fir end caps and the innards from an electric towel rail bodged into it.

    It does not have an IP rating of any kind but it is properly sealed and that's what matters...

  • Nah it’s not cost, it’s the fact it’ll be a 40+mm height change between the floors which is crazy talk.

  • Hop up to Tottenham and grab some

    I thought we're not allowed at the moment? If we are I'm hot footing up there soon to look at kitchens...

  • Oh, right. Giant wet room?

  • I thought we're not allowed at the moment? If we are I'm hot footing up there soon to look at kitchens...

    Literally just been up there. LOL.

    Shop online, click and collect. They have a weird dystopian system in the car park. Everything else is as shut as shut though, so no kitchen browsing for you.

  • That's GUNNERN not ÖSTANÅ just sayin'

    (Why do IKEA SHOUT all the time?)

  • Ah that's what I thought, ta. You'd need to find those £7 bargains online then...

  • Oh sorry didn't read the post above! Actually this is their fault for giving multiple products the same names.

    I thought £7 for a bathroom cabinet was good. Those lights do look good for seven quid though.

  • Too late! It’s all in progress! I can live with faux by post rationalising it as more of a nod/homage than an attempt at imitation.

  • ha no worries - yeah there's like three lights all called ostana. dumb

  • You can’t deal with 40mm step - what are you going to do? How comes it’s that much now?

  • What is space you need to cover. Assuming your going to the joists?

  • Is this the house that’s on TV this evening?


  • Have you considered tadelakt? Poor substitute for terazzo, but very much it's own thing and has a low stack height.

  • 18mm floorboards atm, with 8mm ply and 10mm tiles on top which felt fine, I’d be happy with 20mm step.

    Previous plan:
    Remove boards and add 2x 18mm ply + 20mm tiles + adhesive =40mm.
    The two sheets of 18mm were recommended by one company who supply terrazzo and no one is willing/capable of any sense checking or alternative which is pretty frustrating.

    My builder is great but he’s not used terrazzo before so understandably doesn’t want to deviate from recommended.

    Looking at what Diespeker have 10mm tile wise, both genuine and faux (the later requiring less floor build up).

    I think EC used single 18mm ply for downstairs porcelain tiles.

  • I haven’t but will look it up, cheers!

  • It’s 9 tiles, so 4square meters, and yeah going on joists.

  • What about bracing existing and adding additional joists and using 24mm ply over that - would get you to about 30mm ?

  • Why ply anyway? I would replace the current boards with P5 chipboard then use a decoupling membrane or thin foam-core tile backer with ‘flexible’ tile adhesive. Should end up around 22-27mm from the joist.

  • Cheers both (@Sheppz). I am only repeating what a terrazzo reseller told me, which no one else has been up for challenging, although they do sound a bit puzzled when I tell them.

    Sub 27mm from joists is perfect, and would result in a 20mm step up from board to new floor which I am fine with (almost like the idea).

    I'm toying with the idea of 18mm ply + 9 mm concrete board think. Will ask the builder what he would do normally and try and work out some sort of rational middle ground.

    This sounds sensible:­/tiling/tiling-a-floor

  • Any links for some nice stackable wire storage baskets? Going in a bedroom, preferably not too spendy.

    EDIT: Managed to find some House Doctor baskets in stock.

  • Anyone know if the type of alu handles and trim on these kitchen cabinets have a name?


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Architecture and interior design thread

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