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hugo7

Member since Mar 2009 • Last active May 2022

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    If the hive were going for a tile for a narrow dark hall and a bright kitchen what would it choose?

    (no terrazzo - spent too much time in supermarkets recently)

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    Yeah. That's what I thought.

    My OH is really set on Herringbone. I'm keen that whatever we put down is hardwearing or can be refinished, so that's how we've ended up with solid oak.

    Might be time to rethink material.

    I just haven't seen any composite? (forget the word) flooring that I like and isn't basically the same price as oak.

    I'm wondering about revisiting tiles and just doing the hall and kitchen, then refinishing the dining room.

    Basically we don't like the hall and it doesn't match, the kitchen is proper shit, and the dining room is knackered in the high footfall areas. Hence just doing the lot.

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    Price check pls...

    We've just had our first quote for redoing our ground floor in oak Herringbone, and are a bit taken aback.

    Quote breakdown:

    • Oak floor; supply, install, sand and finish inc. 15% waste £8,745.00
    • Boarder £720.00
    • Skirting boards: remove, replace £1,200.00
    • Remove OG floor (incv £300 for skip) £732.00
    • Existing tiles disposal £270.00
    • levelling compound, supply and apply £1,472.00

    ^ all ex VAT obvs.

    I know we can do some of that list ourselves and I asked them for the fullest quote, but it's still basically £12.5k for self leveling, wood, fitting and finishing.

    Am I being unreasonable, is this just what ~53m² of floor costs?

    Cheers.

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    Cheers everyone for the helpful tips.

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    So close. Unfortunately my assistant has a headache, so I can't do the final adjustment and fix the slide and steps.

    Bit self centered, but I'm really disappointed as I just wanted it done today so I could start planning the plants.

    Also need to paint the fence.

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    Bamboo is in a pot.

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    Also it's a fucking hot day to be doing all this.

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    Doesn't look like much but underneath are reasonably level Ecobases, on reasonably level earth. It's a bit of a headfuck, but the string is actually horizontally level.

    There was a reason for not having the front and back square with each other, but I started so long ago I can't remember!

    I decided not to use any weedproof matting as it didn't seem necessary.

    Still to do:

    • re-level of the shingle
    • move all the rubbish to the alley ready for the tip
    • move the Wendy House
    • wood chip everywhere
    • plant stuff

    I did buy a little bamboo in the discount section of a garden centre, fargesia rufa. We'll see how it progresses.

    Thanks again to @rhowe for the shingle.

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    No way. I was hunting for that and couldn't find it.

    ... or maybe it's because I was trying to find the 6", which I think I'd prefer.

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    If two knives:

    drop the utility in favour of a 3.5" paring knife

    But what you should do is:

    just get him one of those but get the fanciest one I can afford

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