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    Vintage Chandelier Question/worries!

    Thanks all. Wife’s heart has been “un-set”!!
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    Vintage Chandelier Question/worries!

    Thanks for the help. A few pics as requested….
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    Vintage Chandelier Question/worries!

    Hi All, I’m happy to install light fittings and fixtures but my wife has recently set her heart on a vintage French chandelier from an antique shop. I took a look and it’s clearly pretty old with no earth and just 2 wires that are the same colour. We live in a 5yr old house so with fully up to...
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    Glass Inserts for Front Doors

    Hi All We are looking for a quick and simple way to add a lot more light to our hallway. One way would be to have glass panels in the front door. Obviously, replacing the front door is a big investment but we’ve seen several videos (US based) of quick and simple and fairly cheap conversions...
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    Epoxy grout??

    Thanks all. I bottled it and used Kerakoll grout and then 2-3 coats of Universeal’s Rapid All-in-one sealer on the grout only. Fingers crossed it’s stays as clean as possible! (It was the floor)
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    Epoxy grout??

    Hi All, I’ve just done my first tiling job - 70sq/m of Roman stone porcelain tiles and so far it’s looking top notch. Next up is the grout and with the cream/buff tile colour we want a pale colour. We are looking at cream/Jasmine colours. We are also aware that staining and dirt could be a big...
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    Clip and wedge tile levelling system

    Hi All Finally starting to lay our tiles this week and just picking up the last few bits I need. Please can I ask for recommendations for a clip and wedge system. Ideally I don’t want to spend loads but equally want it to work! Any good value brands that you’ve used and that you can buy...
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    Setting out conundrum…

    Thanks. However, I think I’ve realised I am just at the mercy of bad luck. The tile pattern in 1m wide. My hallway is 106cm wide. It doesn’t matter how I shift the tile centreline, I will always end up with a thin cut. If I shift so things are lined up on one side this requiring a 5cm sliver...
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    Setting out conundrum…

    Morning all ok, I have tiles being delivered in a few days and am trying to do a little pre-planning and have a conundrum I could do with your help on. We are laying tiles in the attached pattern. The width of tiles ‘3’ and ‘4’ is 100cm. With a 3mm grout line that would be a max width of...
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    Porcelain Tile Cutter

    Thanks!!! That seems to have some great reviews. I was under the impression that porcelain tiles needed wet cut/diamond blades etc to remotely stand a chance of making the job easy. I guess that’s not the case in reality with a cutter like that then???
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    Porcelain Tile Cutter

    Thanks. I have 2 tile styles. Both porcelain. One is wooden plank designs that are 13cm x 100cm The other is a travertine style pattern with the largest tile being 60cm x 30cm Based upon that would the tile cutter above be suitable do you think? Thanks
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    Porcelain Tile Cutter

    Hi All, Tiling most of the ground floor in a couple of weeks’ time and am looking at tile cutting options. As I’m doing this over a period of time I’m not sure hiring anything is a suitable solution so was looking to buy something not too expensive. What are your views on this? Has anyone used...
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    Hmmm, trim skirting or suck it up?!

    Out of interest, what would the right tool be in your opinion?
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    Hmmm, trim skirting or suck it up?!

    Thanks all. So, I peeled some of the carpet back and the skirting doesn’t go to the floor! It’s about 5-6mm from the screed. If I leave a grout gap and grout I think the grout is going to seep into the gap under the skirting? Does this change the approach? Does it now make more sense to trim a...
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    Hmmm, trim skirting or suck it up?!

    Hmmm, thanks both. That’s 1-1 in approach! Any other thoughts/opinions from people? Thanks Mark
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    Hmmm, trim skirting or suck it up?!

    Hi All Ok, so we just finished decorating top to bottom and all looks lovely, skirtings re-glossed etc. However, we have decided that instead of the carpet downstairs we should have gone with our initial feeling and tiled. This means the carpet coming up and me tackling the tiling job. So, my...
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    Floor suitable for tiling?

    Cheers man. Can I ask if you think I’m biting off more than I can chew? I’m a competent DIYer. Built fireplaces, knocked down and built stud walls, put in loft hatches, tiled kitchen splash backs, fitted kitchen units, laid carpet, vinyl, Lino etc. I’m thinking I can tile a floor. Watched...
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    Floor suitable for tiling?

    Thanks. So would I be right in thinking I don’t need to scuff/abrade the floor? Just scrape off any paint blobs and then prime it with whichever primer the adhesive manufacturers recommend?? Thanks again Mark
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    Floor suitable for tiling?

    Hi Guys I have what I would call a “concrete screed” floor. However, in my investigations around wanting to tile it myself I have come across various issues/questions relating to an Anhydride screed. From what I’ve seen in pics I don’t believe that’s what I have. It looks different and my floor...
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    Hen’s teeth??

    Thanks. I’ve found a lot of ‘gold’ variations and short of ordering lots to see what might match I’m not sure what to do. I just don’t get how easy it is to find satin brass door furniture and bell pushes etc but not door handles. Don’t they think people will want a door handle to match all the...
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