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    Nice toona gate motors

    Hi We have the Toona 4024 arms installed to the gates to our estate and they are working fine. However, due to the number of properties on the estate, we have issues form time to time whereby one resident is exiting as one is arriving. They both press the fob (on2e) to open the gate but it just...
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    Retrofit UFH

    Thanks Rob. I noted your comments in another thread and was ideally after the likes of your self commenting. One of the systems I looked at was almost like an open crate plastic system, which claimed to have very quick heat up time despite no insulation, but I can't see why we wouldn't use a...
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    Retrofit UFH

    Thanks Fixifflav, I have had a good read through the thread and although it discusses UFH in general, I was hoping for views specifically on retrofit. I understand UFH isn't for everyone and wont necessarily make huge energy savings, but its the comfort factor I was more interested in, of...
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    Retrofit UFH

    We are currently looking at carry out some improvements in our 7year old new build semi detached home, namely new flooring (Kardean or similar), remodeling the kitchen and a few other bits and pieces. One thing I always wished was that we installed UFH to the ground floor when the house was...
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    Is OK to drill into PVC to fit a door bell?

    You can drill in to UPVC but make sure you use screws such as self tappers, as they will grip and seal the UPVC as they go in. Also be very careful not to over tighten as this will cause them to over thread the UPVC and work loose. Alternatively use a suitable UPVC glue?
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    Large gap at the bottom of aluminium patio doors

    I have a similar issue with my UPVC patio doors where by the builder had a finished brisk level but the doors sit around 20mm above this with an exposed gap and no support. I have been looking for the best option as it lets in an awful draught, and didn't know whether I could use expanding foam...
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    Need help with a Patio Job quote.

    Have you had quotes from other contractors. how did the costs compare? Have you seen examples of previous works similar to yours? How long have they been trading and what guarantees do they offer? Don't always assume cheapest (or indeed most expensive) is the best 'value'. What area of the...
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    Metal shed flooring

    Seems to be rain water seeping under the base of the shed as the metal frame is sat on the wooden floor, which sits out pas the frame by about 25mm all around.
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    Metal shed flooring

    Been chatting this over with a friend and we think the solution may be to use shallow strut on the floor to raise it above the finished level of the current floor, then lay a new timber floor down. I will lose about 30-40mm height but liveable. Anyone done anything similar, what timber floor do...
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    Metal shed flooring

    I have an 8x10' metal shed in the garden on a concrete base, with the shed bolted down to a wooden floor. Been in for about 3years now. The constant issue I have the edges inside the shed getting very wet and the moisture sub sequentially travelling along the wooden floor further in to the shed...
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    Garden power and lighting

    Thanks John, this may be the route to go down then, would possibly avid spending another week trying to find something that just doesn't exist!
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    Garden power and lighting

    Thanks Rocky, these are what I originally thought of but can't find them in black. Not sure whether I would be able to spray/paint them, but they are potentially ideal, size wise.
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    Garden power and lighting

    I have just had the garden re-landscaped and ran in some SWA's for garden power and lighting (separate cables/circuits). As the lights have a bulkier plug transformer, a standard outdoor socket isn't going to work, therefore my plan was to accommodate two metal clad sockets (one for each...
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    Sand run off under artificial lawn

    Looks like the right stuff going in. I recently completed mine which ran out by over 300mm up to 1 corner. Had over 40t of soil removed so we could stone and level it. However I used sleepers to retain my whole garden, which has made it pretty solid! As you say, maybe the retaining boards have...
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    Sand run off under artificial lawn

    How deep is the hardcore, was type 1 and finished with a whacker? Also there doesn't look to be much depth to the sand, how much was put down and was this finished with a whacker? Is your grass level or running on a slope?
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