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    How to cut a slate bed from a pool table

    Ta for the reply. It turns out it's really easy. I just bought a new diamond disc for my little 115mm angle grinder and went to town. Accurate cuts can be achieved without any faff. I made cuts approximately 15mm deep with about four passes of the grinder. The only advice I can offer is...
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    How to cut a slate bed from a pool table

    Hiya, I've just got my hands on a big slab of slate that used to be the bed of a pool table. It's about 4'x3' and crucially about 30mm thick. I want to cut it to size for two hearth stones. Could anyone offer any advice regarding cutting it? Cheers, Iain
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    Engineered boards over quarry tiles - good or bad idea?

    Thanks Crazydaze. I wasn't sure if sealing it was a good idea. I thought quarry tiles eventually disintegrate if sealed over?
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    Engineered boards over quarry tiles - good or bad idea?

    Hiya, As the title suggests I've got a room with old quarry tiles on ash. They are nice and level and very stable so I that respect perfect for laying a floating floor over them. The issue I have is damp. The tiles used to be covered by a cheap foam backed carpet (before I bought the...
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    2m x 12m freestanding boundary wall

    Cheers Blagard, brilliant info. Feeling much better about tackling this myself now. Although I have got someone else lined up to do the footings. I really didn't fancy doing all that digging! Tony, how come freestanding walls should never be rendered?
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    2m x 12m freestanding boundary wall

    That's fantastic. Thanks so much for your advice. Regarding the materials, it's just a design thing; some of the building will be rendered too, and there will be other sections of garden wall built in reclaimed brick. Haven't decided on toppers yet. Do they just have to overhang the render...
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    2m x 12m freestanding boundary wall

    Hi, I need to replace a wobbly old wall and was wondering if anyone could help me out. The wall needs to be 2m high and about 12m long. I'll be having it rendered so I thought about using blocks laid flat. Would I need high or medium density blocks? Also what sort of depth / width would the...
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