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  • About Me
    Project – Unmodernised 1960s semi-detached with new extension, 75sq.m. -> 130sq.m. 80% COMPLETE

    Location – South Manchester

    Foundations – Depressingly traditional. Strip footings with NEW: 150mm concrete slab over 100mm EPS and 100mm PIR, OLD: suspended timber floor.

    Construction – Brick & block, 100mm cavity, wool batts, Pitched cold roof with concrete tiles and 300mm glass wool insulation (eventually)

    Glazing - generic 2G uPVC, 2g Alu bifold and 2 composite doors.

    Heating - Gas central heating from Baxi 33kW combi boiler with uncommissioned ground floor UFH in extension.

    Hot water - Same Baxi gas combi boiler

    Ventilation - Nada

    Utilities - Existing supplies to house. Completely re-plumbed and electrical re-wire in 2015 before extension project

    Water - Mains (supply and sewage)

    Renewables - Nada.

    Finishes - Floor tiles and engineered wood.

    Other - Extensive landscaping required on 250sq. m garden and future DIY timber frame man cave.
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  1. Rather reminiscent of Father Liam Deliverance.
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    Saved some wallpaper paste from the last wall I had to do. Didn’t think this through did I? Cutting off the important part of the instructions. wont harm getting some new. Grrr...
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    I need a magnifier..... eyes ain't what they used to be

    My wife had just bought one of these for close up work https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01M2442NR/ref=psdcmw_200859031_t2_B01N498K1C i was surprised how effective it was.
  4. Of course you can, just needs to be on the App Store. if you think an ‘unsupported’ iPad is bad you try an old deadroid tablet...
  5. Put it on display somewhere round the house as objet d’art.
  6. A jigsaw would be safer, takes longer to remove a limb. Why 9mm pb? Some cowboy ? we had used some and the 12mm walls are much better whether dot and dab or stud wall.
  7. And now the ban has been canned due partly due to a reduction in water usage as well as lower temps and some rain which means the figures in the OP are decidedly fishy.
  8. @Ferdinand On your first post is there a breakdown of figures to discriminate between residential and industry demands? And whilst £130bn sounds a lot, it’s not a lot per person per year. On the second point, I’m not making a judgement about the make up of the economy, just making a judgement about those who say that the young should sit at home eating beans on toast for the rest of their lives when the formation of the economy demands they go out and spend their money because otherwise the wheels fall off. Cant remember where but was recently reading how Europe tends to be around 60% consumption whereas we are fast heading toward the 70% of the US economy. Not sure that’s a good thing, long term.
  9. Oh look, it’s the sweeping generalisation that is the “wasting your money on smashed avocado toast” assertion . Exactly who was it that dismantled the UK economy turning it into a service based consumptive economy? Without the avocado toast and the soya lattes we’d be in REAL trouble... As it happens, I work in “environmental remediation” and I try to make most of my individual decisions with some thought to how it effects things outside my immediate benefit. Which is all I can ask for.
  10. I’m going to sit my kids down and tell them that because the elderly and the boomers spunked away everything that had, they’ve left us a legacy of deteriorating national infrastructure. So, although they live in a place that is depressingly wet for 99% of their lives they will no longer be able to play with water during the best summer holiday weather they will have in their childhood. Many thanks.
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    Can you name that tile?

    Isn’t there red showing underneath the overlap not brown as the original colour?
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    Discount Offers of the Week

    Some Dulux easycare paints available at wilko, half price, £9.50 for 2.5 litres.
  13. At once, I think so.
  14. I can use 4 devices on my subscription. I have 3 streamers and my phone is linked. I am not too sure how savvy they are regarding using 2 IPs at once. Another way you used to be able to share was if someone who had a full sky package gave you their sky go details to stream stuff. That used to allow a device to stream.
  15. If you’re tempted to push the boat out and employ a bit of gamesmanship over cancelling, you should be able to get it for £20/month long term. You are not able to record or watch events on demand, just watch live broadcast only.