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  1. CC45

    Concretely Buggered! :(

    as above. Job sorted.
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    Is Coving A Good Idea ?

    We like coving - just finished off the join well - like skirting board really. Its a diy job - just needs careful cutting.
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    lawns - input please

    leave the grass for now - its too late to put seed down now & turf will need a lot of water with the summer coming. Wait until mid August and then spray the lot off with glyphosate (buy on line and not in a garden centre). Mow to get rid of as much of the grass as poss after 2 weeks or so. lightly cultivate to create a tilth. Get hold of some dressed seed (to kill the leatherjackets) from an agric merchant and spread this by hand at ~ 500g/100m2. You may want to mix it with some sand to bulk it up a little - there's no harm in using more seed. wait for rain. Patience. It may be worth checking out soil pH - it should be about 6.5 for grass. You can apply a bit of Phosphate and potash fert if you like - the agric merchant will have some of that (its used in the autumn by arable farmers). Stick to fescue grass mixtures. We will follow the above this autumn - we want to see some wildlife in our garden & artificial grass won't tick that box.
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    Insurance renewal time again.

    we are on quarterly renewals now - the cost is the same as annual but they are unwilling to let me pay for the annual policy. A pain. Like you @ProDave I didn't want to change companies just in case we couldn't get it renewed. £696/year.
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    Gate Pillars

    never heard of it before that's all.
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    Gate Pillars

    why the linseed oil?
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    Finishing the Shell

    fantastic results from air test - MVHR fitted I assume?
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    Wrong Floor!

    get them to adjust all door frames after putting the 22mm down. Move on to the next challenge. Watch closely - if they've cocked up on something like this then there could be other issues.
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    Surface and foul water plans

    Our chap also talked about increasing the size of all the pipework that fed to it - in effect creating some storage in the pipework. Not too sure how much that would add. I'd try and get a soakaway to work if possible but it will have to be certain distances from boundaries (2.5m?) or buildings (5m?). What's the water table like?
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    Surface and foul water plans

    ours was designed to discharge at 1l/sec so 0.1 does look low - it will need a lot of storage 'upstream'.
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    Surface and foul water plans

    We had a verbal quote for a hydrobrake - far more expensive than I thought, it was several thousands. We dug down deeper and got drainage for a soakaway. Tricky for you - very little (if any) room for a soakaway.
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    'Zoot’s Driveway Gate Project'

    I'd do all the post TBH. You can still get the proper creosote treated posts - check out the more traditional timber yards.
  13. is she good at sorting out plumbing?
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    'Zoot’s Driveway Gate Project'

    the post savers don't go onto newly cresoted posts very well. They need to dry out really well. I would not put a modern post in the ground without a post saver. Some timber yards will still creosote treated timber.
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    smart meters

    I said no.