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chrismanc

Member since Apr 2009 • Last active Jan 2021
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    I've never bought as many biscuits as I did when I lived there.

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    I used to live 2 mins away from that bridge, over the other side of Cringle Park. Still miss the biscuit smell sometimes...

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    Looks fantastic!

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    Existing boards are not great. Gaps, uneven in places. Lots of creaks and squeaks too. Huge amounts in fact. We had engineered wood over original Edwardian boards in our old house. Over time squeaks and unevenness increased. This may of course have been due to a poor job.

    Suggestion for the new place has been to take the existing boards up totally and replace with ply. I do wonder whether I could get away with just new boards with no engineered wood over top .

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    We've had a structural engineer round to examine the house and create plans etc so I'd hope it's all accounted for

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    Thanks. In my head replacing the boards will save on labour and materials over both ply and an engineered floor. My architect keeps steering me away from this option, but hes not really articulated why....

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    Thanks both . Was also wondering whether ply and engineered wood was necessary, and whether just new solid boards could be laid

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    Flooring- I'm refubing my house in mid April. Part of this involves new flooring throughout. I've been looking at new ply subfloor + screed with engineered wood over the top. Area of 115sqm to cover, so cost is not small. Do I have any other alternatives that will offer a solid surface? Existing boards are not in good condition , so are not good for much

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    Thanks. I've thought of switching to seated presses before, but haven't ended up actually doing it . Time for a change perhaps

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    Id have hoped stock would have started filtering in by now, but obviously not.... I tried more bodyweight focussed routines back in March, but didn't get on with them tbh. So now I have a rack an flat bench in the garage.

    But the ceiling is too low to overhead press anything with a bigger radius than a 10 plate. and I've almost run out of smaller plates to load the bar in that situation. Suppose I can always add volume instead of weight.....

    Fitness superstore have some 5 plates left, but they are expensive for what they are....

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