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    Finishing interior block walls

    Thanks for the reply. That sounds like a plan. Time to get to work. Yes I'll have to sort out the cable too.
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    Finishing interior block walls

    Hello all. I'm very slowly getting round to working on my spare room/office. The previous owners had put up shelves to hide the fact that portions of the walls are unfinished. Would I be right in saying that this would be some sort of cement skim coat over the block, then plaster on top? It's...
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    Sorting a stair bulkhead

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, they're faux stairs which I assume were used for getting books off the top shelves. I'm considering relocating the radiator to the back wall as it's in a rather awkward position at present. It's not something I've done before, so it would be a toss up between DIY and...
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    Sorting a stair bulkhead

    Is that any clearer? It's a tiny room and currently filled to the brim with stuff.
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    Sorting a stair bulkhead

    We're slowly sorting our house bit by bit. The previous owners had done a nice job superficially, but one room that had been fairly neglected was the box room. Cheap bookcases were fitted in a weird arrangement, and I'm determined to convert the space into a proper library but after pulling out...
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    Toilet seat fitting identification and removal help

    Ah, a wonderful parting gift from the previous occupants of the house then!
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    Toilet seat fitting identification and removal help

    It was as simple as you said in the end! I think the bathroom fitter must have glued the chrome top plate down and that's why it wasn't shifting. I just tore into it with a screwdriver with cloth underneath the blade to protect the ceramic, and it popped off. Cheers!
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    Toilet seat fitting identification and removal help

    That's what I was thinking too, but I've been trying to prise it off but there's not much movement on it. I'm reluctant to use too much force with it in case I damage the pan.
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    Toilet seat fitting identification and removal help

    Hi guys. Long time forum lurker here. I have been having trouble removing a toilet seat base with quick release fittings. I have a varied level of DIY experience, but it does not extend to cover this! I tried some googling and reverse image search, but that just brings up a series of photos of...
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