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andos

Member since Jun 2011 • Last active Jan 2021

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    In non sofa chat - where do you go to find staircase inspiration - and then if its not off the shelf type affair is it a joiner that can build that shit?

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    freddie thanks @freddie - this is really helpful. Hoping I'll see some quotes this week or next week and can dig into these. Some of the builders that have been round seem very relaxed, another firm want to send a quantity surveyor out which surprised me - all new territory for me so lots to learn.

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    Finally got planning permission through for our kitchen extension- it’s pretty modest. Small extension, raising a floor to be same height as main kitchen and apex roof rather than sloped, removing some plumbing and putting in some patio doors.

    This is the first time I’ve undertaken A structural build job at a house. I’ve got three firms looking at architectural drawings and expecting quotes over the next few weeks.

    What kind of thing should I look out for when quotes come in or even discussing before they quote and then what kind of things do I need to make sure of when quotes do come in?

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    Nice slice there. Hope stitches aren’t needed. Maybe I missed this but what flooring are you going for in the kitchen? Assume you’ll have to move the cooker back out to fit the flooring?

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    @Trunkie I added a big window to a very basic "summer house" which is now an "office" to get more light in. Was the most budget way of doing it for me and works well with a blackout blind when the sun is out. We get about 3 hours of sun in the big window in the winter and about 6-ish in the summer. Never felt too hot.

    Really depends on your budget. Mine was sub 1.5k so everything was done on the cheap. The window I added cost be £10 plus fuel to collect and my time.

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    Column/period correct radiators. Has anyone found any fairly good online suppliers?

    Looking to install new rads in my house (Scotland). In a previous place I got fairly basic ones from Screwfix but we moved before I ever got to see if they were any good.

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    @Cupcakes are you in Edinburgh or have I got it wrong?

    I know a very very good flooring guy in Airdrie who has done work for me close to Glasgow. Edinburgh might be too far but I can pass on his number.

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    I would 100% look for a route of getting money back rather than letting him have another go - then you can take your time and finish it to a standard you are happy with. He may prefer to go down that route as he can work other jobs which will likely cover the loss of a partial refund vs his time making good for £0 (if that makes sense)

    In my experience of getting people to come back and make good has never ended well and things have still been patchy at best.

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    @Bainbridge if you can match the colour of the grout to the trim then I'd use trim. I'm pretty sure many colours of trim are available.

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    @Cupcakes I feel your pain with things like this but you're right in not making a big deal of it. When we had new flooring put down in our kitchen the actual floor looked incredible but the effort put into the skirting and finishing was so bad I just told the guy I would finish it if he left me the material. I think he'd just had enough and needed to get to another job, which I was fine with - he'd done the work I couldn't do. The rest I could.

    If I was you I would get some 6mm (maybe there is smaller) quadrant beading and put that in place once you've tiled the hearth. It'll look lovely.

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