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    Upgrading a well-built but draughty 1939 mid-terrace house.
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    Southside of Glasgow

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  1. People's Energy, a newish supplier promising to share its profits with its members. Dream on? I was fed up with Ovo and switched to the Edinburgh based supplier Fix Tariff Electricity: standing charge 23.31 and just under 14.2 per unit Gas: standing charge 23.31 and 2.681 per unit Alas I can't do the maths so I don't know if it is a good deal or not...
  2. On the Continent of Europe these blinds are cheap or expensive for the wooden version and the cassette can be installed internally or externally. There is the choice of manual or motorised. roller_blinds.pdf
  3. Once the SER certificate is presented to GCC how long should you have to wait before the said council grants a Building Warrant in normal times and, at present, in abnormal times?
  4. I''ll be your first customer!
  5. I was being flippant - anything would look better than rust!
  6. ☹️ Green Green would clash with the masonry red brick wall - recently painted. Everything that has a surface has been painted during lockdown except the fence and gate :00
  7. Not looking for perfection, just worried about the lead in the paint. And the mask, well I doubt I will be able to find one at the DIY store at the moment. Tomorrow I'll try to find another chore that I've been putting off for ever and a day until lockdown arrived. Alas, we're not out of the woods yet in Scotland
  8. Thanks I've filled in an online form and asked for a quote
  9. That's a person, I presume who owns a decent sand-blasting compressor? Maybe it would cheaper replacing the gate posts thus avoiding the risk of breathing in lead paint particles.
  10. I've been stripping paint off the rusty 1930s wrought iron garden fence and gate. There is green paint on the gate post, possibly the original coat so it probably contains lead. Is there a safe way of removing the paint and if there is what products should I be using? So far I have managed to removed one coat of crinkled black metal paint from the railings using elbow grease and a sander. There was only one layer of black metal paint there, no green paint. Thank you
  11. Before and after!.pdf Our council has cancelled all bin collections except general waste until further notice.
  12. Thanks, the project starts tomorrow
  13. Watch Psycho! Thanks to that film, I keep the kitchen knives out of sight in the cutlery drawer...