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  1. Good idea, might give that a try. Thanks
  2. That might be the simplest solution as it is a retrofit and i can't go straight down anymore
  3. Hi all, I have run the cables for my lights and gate openers to the house now and have to go in through the external wall about 500mm above the finished drive. Was looking into 30mm black ducting but it doesn't look nice Is there an elegant solution to hide these as much as possible? Thanks
  4. Thanks all. A Bioethanol burner is an option but we like the idea if a woodburner and want to see if that can be done first. We want to hide the flue inside as we don't want to see it. Outside a black flue can go up on the side of the house. Should look something like the attached picture.
  5. Thank you, happy with everything that makes it easier. Do you mean twin wall flue?
  6. We have no chimney in our house but really want a wood burner for ambiance. We are after a contemporary design with an inset corner fireplace. I have beed quoted 8k for this and feel that's very expensive. My idea is to build a box out of breezeblocks (initial plans around 150cm wide, 50cm deep, as high as the room to hide flue) in the corner of the living room to house the fireplace. The flue will go up and out through the external timber frame wall, then up as high as required on the outside. Has anyone done something like this? Am I being naive to think I can do most of this myself (except safety critical bits of course)? Thanks
  7. Hi all, I am having an in- and out drive built soon with 1.8m pillars (rendered) either side. Eventually there will be sliding gates on both and I have an electrician coming soon to look at power supplies. I want lights on all 4 pillars for visual appearance and to stop people from driving into them ... thinking of elegant brick lights, lighting up the floor area so they don't blind other drivers. Can I please ask what you all have chosen? Maybe with pictures? Thanks
  8. Thank you for the details. I wouldn't install myself, too many things that can go wrong. Just wonderd how to get inside the house with the cables, I think the main power supply comes from underneath and I can't get to it. Will also have am electrician look at it beforehand.
  9. Hi all, I am having my driveway installed in 2 weeks and meed to run power to a few places. 1 have an in-and-out drive so will need power for two motors. I will also need power for 4 brick lights that will be in the piers of the two accesses. Additionally we want a lantern on the drive that needs power as well. My question is how I would best get power to it? I am unsure how to get it from the main fuse box under the stairs outside. Thanks
  10. I have the model "Tigris" which is fully finished in white and has a ladder effect design. I would have also liked the cottage style but I'm happy (wouldn't use JB Kind again though).
  11. Thanks for bringing this thread back up, I totally forgot to update everyone I got the doors from doorsuperstore.co.uk which are very good and helpful. The doors are JB Kind fully finished. The doors are in and they look good ... but let me briefly outline the nightmare we had to get to it. Ordering went very smoothly and delivery was scheduled. However, every single door was faulty - whend they were painted, the protective paper layer was put on too quickly and the paint hasn't fully dried yet, so it got stuck to the paint. All doors were exchanged and I spot checked the replacements (seemed fine). They started hanging the doors and found that some had imperfections, not from the painting but from cutting the horizontal grooves. Again, replacements arranged. The replacements arrived and they were the wrong shade of white - arranged replacements again. After waiting for a few weeks, they finally got the remaining doors delivered without fault. I am happy with doorsuperstore.co.uk as they dealt with all the issues well. JB Kind however, are not very forthcoming. Turns out that following my complaint, they checked all their stock and had to pull over 100 doors from sales due to the paint issue. I learned that the doors were actually made in Spain which is why deliveries took so long. Now that all doors are in, I am happy with them and they look good. But would I have known how much of a pain that would be, I would have gone for Oak!
  12. I saw there are a few manufacturers in Oz but for 8 panels I doubt it will be competitive. Worth checking though
  13. I was thinking of buying the slats individually and putting it together myself. It's still a possibility and something I want to look into, but if there are fencemakers out there that have made a few earlier, I'd probably have them instead
  14. I have quite a few different projects I want to deal with at the same time - the planning and preparation at least, and possibly purchasing the materials. Newest one is that we get a new drive build with a 24m boundary wall. This wall is 90cm high with pillars at 180cm hight. Inbetween the pillars I want to install contemporary, anthracite Alu fence panels at 2ish meters width and 90cm hight. The panels should be made from horizontal slats circa 5cm high with a gap of 3cm. I'm after the appearance of delicate, floating, horizontal lines. My issue is, I can't find a supplier. Well, I found one but they only do large scale projects and don't have the type I want. Has anyone got an idea where I could be looking at please?