ultramods

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  1. I had to get our180kg bath up stairs last week. Hired a genie lift for a day to get the bath onto the first floor, then made a trolley with 8 castor wheels from ebay to move it about. If you are physically struggling to to move the tray by your self a trolley is a great way to move heavy objects about. Once in position you could remove the trolley and leave the tray on top of a couple of bits of wood ready for applying the adhesive I was also really impressed with the genie lift, one of those things in life that just works
  2. I will post some photos on Sunday once I have the open plan space looking a bit more finished. Have you used houzz before? I really like it as you can filter photos on lots of different types of criteria.
  3. I am about to start properly installing the kitchen and I'm wondering how to fix the island to the floor. The island is 3100 x 1200 (so two rows of units). The worktop will be 12 porcelain and the end panels will be the same wooden material as the cabinets. I was looking on Youtube and some people recommend fixing a couple of 200-300mm long blocks of wood to the floor and then fixing the blocks to the bottom of the cabinets. Other people suggest same as above but using wood the length of the island, so 2 x 3100mm Other suggestions are no blocks of wood under the cabinets because the end panels are fixed to the floor anyway using angle brackets. Can anyone offer any advice please?
  4. ultramods

    Blockwork Wall Cost

    Thanks, this might be an option. Is there a way to calculate the angle of bank you would need based on the height of the soil to retain?
  5. lots of options: ceiling heights floor levels flooring (including rugs) wall colours lighting windows A fireplace/stove and chimney could separate two zones Shelving or a non full height/width wall We have gone for a double height space in the middle of the open plan space which is the dining space (family area to the left, kitchen to the right) Also the boundary of the kitchen is marked by dark grey island and boundary of living room will be marked by dark grey sofa
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    Blockwork Wall Cost

    yes, correct
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    Blockwork Wall Cost

    The wall is just to retain the top soil, it will be clad in timber, so it will look like a fence (the planners wont let me have a wall, or a high fence).
  8. ultramods

    Blockwork Wall Cost

    Thanks for the suggestion, as with the lego block idea issue is they add a lot of extra depth compared to a normal block wall, which is precious when we then need to put a hedge behind the wall and the garden isn't that deep
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    Blockwork Wall Cost

    Thanks for the suggestion, they look interesting, only issue is they add a lot of extra depth compared to a normal block wall, which is precious when we then need to put a hedge behind the wall and the garden isn't that deep
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    Blockwork Wall Cost

    The cost of this walling would be around 4k just for the materials!!!!!
  11. ultramods

    Blockwork Wall Cost

    it's a a wall in the garden
  12. ultramods

    Blockwork Wall Cost

    There would be a hedge planted behind the wall as close to the wall as possible, so it would need to be level
  13. ultramods

    Blockwork Wall Cost

    The wall would be at the front of the house in this photo, so that the lawn is the same level as the house floor. the wall would be at its highest of 800mm to the left of the photo and maybe only 400-500mm to the right hand side.
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    Blockwork Wall Cost

    retaining soil
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    Blockwork Wall Cost

    retaining soil so that garden lawn is level with house floor. Laid on clay soil. The main house foundations required 3 courses.