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tbc

Member since Sep 2011 • Last active Jan 2020

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That sounds grim.

    We're lucky that we've moved to a bigger place and had a good builder who hasn't stressed us out as much as the previous ones did. Getting a whole room done myself has given us a boost as well.

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    This is a wall light in our bedroom.

    It is, I think, made of plaster. I don't hate it but I don't like that it's painted the same minty green as the rest of the room.

    Would I repaint it with normal emulsion, or do I need something more especially heat proof?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    @J0nathan
    We've been living with no real downstairs since November.

    The living room hold-up was my own doing, but since we were able to move back in that's made a big difference.

    We got a mini cooker after getting really sick of microwaving and that made a difference.

    In the last place we did even worse - we had one room only and a bathroom with only joists on the floor for a few weeks.

    It's doable but I think you can underestimate how stressful it is to have to walk up and downstairs to fill a kettle up, and having no room other than a bedroom to read or relax in (total first world problems obviously).

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I think it was two days. They later did a large downstairs lounge/dining room in one full (but long) day.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    This is how much it was:


    Areas: Option 1 Front Bedroom: 13.44 m2 – 6` Pine floorboards
    Back Bedroom: 5.84 m2 (12 To Re-stitch the Patch & 1)
    Landing & Cupboard: 3.73 m2 Basic
    Services:
    Screw Removal: to the Front Bedroom, Refix with Brad Nails.
    Boards fitted: customer will supply / Uplift from the Ground floor as Required – 18 linear meters allowed
    Sanding: 3 Stage process (dust free machines)
    Gap Fill: Resin – To the Doorways on the landing
    Buff & Vacuum
    Finishing: 4 coats of Clear Lacquer (Satin/Matt)

    Prices:

    Basic price £829.16
    V.A.T £165.84
    Grand total £995.00


    To be honest I'd forgotten it was that expensive - but that's including sanding and finishing 2 rooms and a landing as well.

    It seems like refitting boards tends to be about £24/Sq m, but hearth removal and the waste disposal will probably add more on to that as well.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Looks as though the brakes don't work too well.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    We used Floor Sanding Experts in our old place and they did a good job involving some similar work.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I wonder what former footballer Gavin Peacock is up to nowadays?

    https://twitter.com/GPeacock8/status/121­6797888140832770?s=19

    Oh.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That's not a dirty car, that's just normal...right?

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