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    Dry lined walls concerns question(s)

    Thanks for all the feedback and shared experiences of dry lined panels joints 'showing'. We are still discussing whether to go back for a second viewing at which time I can/will give the walls a much more critical examination but based on the consensus (?) they will require significant raking...
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    Dry lined walls concerns question(s)

    Good question but sadly I have no idea, the house was as far I know built in 1976 & as such I have yet to find out whether any of the walls had work done on them that may have used either method as part of said work since it was built! Is there a way of telling what method was used by visual...
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    Dry lined walls concerns question(s)

    Hi both Thanks for the feedback. As mentioned it was only our first look round and from what I can recall apart from the places where the plasterboard seemd to have 'erupted' and made it look like the mid Atlantic rift in few places (another way of trying to describe the 'look & feel' of...
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    Dry lined walls concerns question(s)

    Hi All We viewed a house today as possible purchase and as far as I could tell many of the walls were dry lined. Now it was my understanding that such dry lining was "stable" and other than painting required very little maintenance or renewal is ever needed. However, I was surprised to...
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    Single lever tap confusion?

    Okey dokey, so 'convention' is just that, 'an accepted practice'. Yes, the reason I was asking is because it is and can be confusing if some taps are 'conventionally plimbed' and others are not as expected. A recipe for minor accidents :?
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    Single lever tap confusion?

    Hi All By convention, with a normal two tap unit the left hand one is the hot supply. But when you fit a single lever (ceramic) tap am I correct in my understanding that the hot flow should be controlled by moving the lever to the left. The reason I ask is that I had such a basin tap...
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    Laminate or carpet?

    Hi Paul Hmmmm!!!!! yes, as I indicated Allied are designated and the insurers when I sorted out the contents their designated suppliers was Empire Commercial for electrical goods (white & brown). I decided on settement for my personal convenience because I like to choose my goods very...
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    Laminate or carpet?

    Hi Paul Yes, any feedback you can give me would be welcome. I have already found Woodstar as a name by Tarkett (is that the stuff you were thinking of?) but availability seems very limited - I am in Surrey. Ideally, I need Allied Carpets to offer it. Reason, I had fire damage to my...
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    Laminate or carpet?

    Hi The more I research laminate the more convinced I am that it is a poor choice in kitchen (or bathroom). So, "Woodstar" sounds very interesting. If you can confirm the product name that would be great. As for the floor, it is a floating floor i.e. high chipboard tongue/groove panels...
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    Specialist curtain rail ??

    Okey dokey I will grab a picture or two to show the 'problem'. Would be interesting to get some feedback from someone like your wife with experience of making curtains for awkward areas. I have never tried to include a picture here - is there an advised method or how do I get you to see...
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    Specialist curtain rail ??

    Hi masona Erm!!! No, well kind of. The other side (external) of the front door I have a storm porch, i.e. not a closed in porch. For future plans was to look at getting it 'boxed in'. :?:
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    Specialist curtain rail ??

    Hi All Sorry if this is the wrong forum but hope someone can help me. I recall reading a while ago about a special curatin rail for use on front doors in narrow hallways that was mounted such that as you opened the door the rail cantilevered back with the door. The curtain itself could...
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    Laminate or carpet?

    Hi All I was hoping to use laminate flooring in my lounge and linked kitchen. However, the advice I am getting is somewhat confusing. I was advised that provided I choose 'green' coloured core board that this means the laminate is water resistant - I believe one of the trade names is...
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    Stair repairs?

    Hi big-all So, it is OK to 'simply' glue and screw the tread/riser join back together without any additional support (hence the question about materials etc). What size screw (number?) screws do you advise - I have no wish to split the treads? TIA for any extra guidance :) Ref: "the...
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    Stair repairs?

    Hi All I have stairway that has a complete turn from lounge to upper floor i.e. 180degree turn. I have access in the under stairs cupboard to the whole of the 'turn section'. My problem, over time the back of the tread has started to part company from the riser such that you can see...
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