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    Advice needed

    Managed to agree to return the current door when new one arrives so hopefully resolved the issue
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    Advice needed

    I've been dealing with a joiner who's making a door for me. I was initially advised 4 weeks. 5 months later I've finally received the door but internal dimensions are a few cm out and rather than insulation wood sandwich it's single panel. I've complained and joiner gas offered to make...
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    Ensuite or nursery?

    yeah i'd wondered that. possibly selling within 18months so don't envisage baby moving out of nursery before then.
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    Ensuite or nursery?

    Hi. I have 3 bed house I.ve been renovating. There's a large bathroom on the first floor and my original plan was to install an ensuite off the master attic bedroom. This would be small and pokey but my feeling was it would add value when we come to sell. The room was ensuite before but bathroom...
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    laying carpet underlay

    glad i've sparked some conversation! I measured the total floor area and costed per m2 of underlay. However i'm led to believe that with the carpet it's best to avoid lots of joints across rooms so there can be a reasonable amount of surplus. I'm just guessing that this isn't the case with...
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    floorboard gaps

    I'm preparing to carpet some rooms with original wooden floorboards. The boards are ok but there are a few nicked edges and gaps up to about 15mm. We're going to lay a decent underlay but i'm wondering if i should be preping the gaps in any way or whether the underlay/carpet will ride over them...
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    laying carpet underlay

    i'm trying to calculate the most efficient way to lay my underlay. I'm presuming that can use the off cut sections to make best use of it. It'll mean more joins but is this a problem? I ask because i've recently had a quote and having gone over the sums the company seem to have quoted for...
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    underlay 2in1 vs separate dpm?

    Anyone used this: http://www.diy.com/nav/decor/flooring/flooring-underlay/SELITac-5mm-Foam-Flooring-Underlay-12608623 cant find any reviews. Looks like the job but seems cheaper
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    underlay 2in1 vs separate dpm?

    i'm about to lay some laminate floor on concrete base which is a bit uneven and trying to decide if i need separate dpm or if i should go for the 2in1 stuff. Quick-step softboard says its suitable to accommodate unevenness but needs dpm is this the gist of it...2in1=thinner and better on even...
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    cable for downlight wiring?

    Thanks for the replies. I'm thinking of going down the connector box route to keep everything nice and tidy. Can anyone recommend any connectors?
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    cable for downlight wiring?

    I'm just planning for some downlights and wondering the best cables to use between lights. The fitting looks like it will take one 1.5mm feed but i thought they would connect daisy chain style with 2 cables into each light apart from the last in the chain. Am i way off the mark? or missing...
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    using switch box instead of junction box?

    Is it ok practice to use a 3 gang, 1 way switch box instead of a junction box, with neutrals connected together? Got a live feed in from another junction box but trying to keep the system neat...for 3 lights i would need three 4-terminal junction boxes so wondering if it's better or ok to...
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    insulation board for stud wall???

    thanks that explains it...the last room i did i used the 1200x2400 and cut down but it looks like the same insulation so figured i could make my centres 50cm and the 450 would be an easy fit. I'd welcome any thoughts on this before i start building though :D
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    insulation board for stud wall???

    Hi, i'm building a stud wall with 450mm centres and planning on fitting insulation between each stud. I've noticed that celotex, kingspan etc make boards 450mm wide which would be slightly too wide for the gap. Why don't they make it the correct width for ease of fixing?...am i missing something?
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    insulating old stone wall

    2 things i'm trying to work out: I' insulating a room in an old sandstone building. The internal walls are rendered but externally is lime pointed. I want to insulate so was planning on building studwork against the old wall with 25mm air gap, insulation between studs, then plasterboard...
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