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    Do newly formed bulges in wallpaper suggest a leak?

    I've just noticed some newly formed bulges in the wallpaper near a doorway on the first floor bedroom of a semi. In the adjoining, room a new bulge appears to have formed in the wallpaper covering the ceiling. I've ripped the wallpaper off, and thought its quite difficult to tell, it...
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    Are there likely to be floorboards underneath this?

    Is this stuff any better/worse than floorboards?
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    Are there likely to be floorboards underneath this?

    I've just had the carpet up to reveal this. In some of the other rooms there are old fashioned floorboards. Is it likely that there are floorboards underneath these panels?
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    Flooring

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    What kind of a professional fixes stair treads?

    I've just had the carpet removed from the stairs, there are some cracks in the stair treads. Is replacing them a specialists' job or would any builder know how to do this?
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    Which? scores on most reliable boiler

    Do the Which reports ever ask those who are not satisfied with their boiler, why they were not satisfied, or seek to establish what the problem was with those boilers deemed to be unreliable?
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    How much should it cost to have an asbestos flue removed?

    I got a couple of cheaper quotes from two removal firms, 150 and 200 respectively. But both have said that I need a certificate to show that the boiler has been 'isolated'. Can anyone tell me what it means to have a boiler 'isolated'? and are certificates given for isolated boilers? A...
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    How much should it cost to have an asbestos flue removed?

    I haven't chosen an installer yet, but I rang one up, and he said he would need it removed before he started work on installing a new boiler. A second installer also said that. Once I've asked an installer to do the job I can ask them, I just thought because its cement with asbestos that...
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    How much should it cost to have an asbestos flue removed?

    Why do you think its OTT? I mean, on the face of it, what the guy said to me is reasonable, he wants to make sure its isolated so that he knows no harmful gases will be released into the house when he removes the flue. I am speaking from a position of ignorance, so would be happy to be...
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    How much should it cost to have an asbestos flue removed?

    I had one person say to me that he would want the boiler 'isolated' and to see a certificate stating that it had been isolated, to prevent harmful gases entering the house when they remove the flue. The boiler has already been condemned. Is a condemned boiler automatically isolated? If...
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    How much should it cost to have an asbestos flue removed?

    The building surveyor said its beyond its serviceable life, it connects what is currently a condemned boiler to a chimney flue, which I believe any new boiler would could not be legally connected to.
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    How much should it cost to have an asbestos flue removed?

    This one in particular,
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    Asbestos Flue

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    Which? scores on most reliable boiler

    Maybe they don't tell you the best, but they do help weed out the worst.
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    Which? scores on most reliable boiler

    What would be useful is a random survey of heating engineers.
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    Which? scores on most reliable boiler

    OK, so the more you pay for an installation the better the installation is likely to be?
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    What does this mean "Not registered for VAT."

    Does this mean that if you buy a service from a non-VAT registered plumber, you as the purchaser have to make separate arrangements to pay VAT on the services you have procured?
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    Best boiler fr 4 bed, 1bath, 1 shower, family with 2 kids?

    I think that's right, at the end of the day you've got a let whoever it is you ask, do their job. I just know with other products (laptops for example) it helps to do a bit of research, its easy to pay top dollar for junk.
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