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    Porch infill Planning Issue

    Hi All, I am looking to "fill in" part of my entrance area as shown. Picture 1 is how my house currently looks and picture 2 is what I intend to do with said gap. I have contacted the council and they say it needs planning permission despite it being 1.8mtr wide, 1.5mtr deep and way under...
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    Please Help ( Vosene competition)

    A good friend of mine is down to the lat 6 in the Vosene competition and if succesful he will win a £10,000 dream Disneyland holiday for his family. They are a genuine family and unlike other finalists they are not using X Factor/DIY SOS sob stories about living in caravans or ill children...
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    Garden Power Supply

    Ok, Had a boiler replacement last year and the electrician made the bolier fuse switch into a plug socket. Next year I will be installing a water feature in the garden and would like to use this power source as the main feed. I removed the socket and found 1 feed coming in and 1 going out...
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    Identifying an electrical circuit

    Hi, Im in the proces of re-tiling our utility room, I removed the tiles today and came across a plug socket sized metal box with cables attached to a choc block,Before i pay for an electrician to visit, I need to know if this is a circuit or was it something previoulsy used and now defunct...
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    outside socket

    Hi All, Im thinking of putting an external socket on my conservatory wall, fed from the double socket inside the conservatory. Question is, Without having to chisel out a new hole in the wall for the SFU is there a product that reduces the in situ double socket down to a single socket with...
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    Fitting shelf in shower cubicle ???

    Hi All, I had a shower installed last year and hummed and harred at fitting a shelf inside the cubicle. Now after numerous near misses with dropping shavers and bottles etc i think it's time i put a shelf up. Some history on the cubicle is that is framed with stud walls, plasterboard and then...
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    Toolstation ????

    Hi All, Considering a move to Toolstation as manager or supervisor. Anyone know what wages they offer ?????
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    Autumn Lawn Care ?

    Hi budding gardeners. Need some advice re lawn care for the autumn. Back Garden was revamped in March by laying land drains, gravel, sand, 10 tonne topsoil and then new turf. Looks fab but in places there are very small but random yellow areas. Now i have looked into applying a seasonal lawn...
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    Fire Pit Stones ????

    Following last years chiminea explosion :twisted: we decided to convert it into " the never seen befoe plant pot feature " and purchased a new fire pit. Well after a few weeks use we dont seem that impressed as it takes 3 hours for the wood to burn down and give off some good heat without us...
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    Squealing Shower

    Hi All, We had a new shower fitted last year and over the past few months we have noticed an ever increasing horrible squealing sound when its on. To give as much info as possible its a Mira 9.5kw Electric Shower and is in the en suite with the water tank in the loft. We have a hot water tank...
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    Exterior Wood Glue

    Hi, Im currently in the process of making some garden benches out of some railway sleepers, I am at the stage of gluing the legs to the seat via a dado joint, as pictured but turn 45 degrees left. What would be the best brand and type of glue to use to bind these two pieces together. I will be...
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    Cheers Guys

    Just a quick note to thank everyone for the advice given in guiding me through my now completed garden drainage problem. All turf was removed, 4" of compacted clay removed, 35 mtr of land drain channels dug out "by hand" drains laid. 4 tonne of gravel laid, 2 tonne of sharp sand laid, 10 tonne...
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    Arghhhhhhhhh Why can't i get a level tilth

    Hi all, Entering the final stretch of my mammoth garden overhaul. For those who have followed thanks for the advice and for those new ones here's a brief summary. All turf and 2" of clay removed from 80sq mtr garden, 5 x 10mtr land drains installed 0.6-0.8 mtr deep, 3 tonne gravel, 2 tonne...
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    Turf Online ? Anyone tried them ?

    Looking to get some turf for back garden and came across this website, www.turfonline.co.uk Has anyone used them before or heard any reports good or bad. They appear to be very reasonable and extremely competitive compared to my local turf suppliers but its the danger of buying over t'internet...
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    Garden Land Drain Depth ??/

    Hi All, As you can see i am in the process of trying to stop the garden from becoming a flood plain, which is does after every rainfall. It is on a slope but i am lifting one end by around 8" to create a level lawn. I am also going flat out and as its down to the soil, i am installing land...
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    Making a bench with sleepers, need advice on prep

    As the title says, I have just bordered my garden with new 2.4mtr railway sleepers. I have a few left over and have had an idea in which i am going to use one of them as a seating bench. Problem is, it is pretty rough and i need to make it safe for kids and adults to sit on without getting...
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    Real Woode Floor poser

    Hi, Im about to take the laminate up from our cloakroom and lay a real wood floor. question i have is, can i use the original underlay for the wood floor bearing in mind the room is 2.5 mtr x 0.9 mtr in size. I ask this because i did our garden room last year and used the peel back adhesive...
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    Shower extractor puzzler

    Hi all, Our en suite is west facing onto a large open space and the shower extractor vent ducting exits through the ceiling, into the loft and exits via a duct on the front eaves. This time of year the draught that comes in is horrendous and it actually makes the whole house freezin. I took a...
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    Milk stain on wood

    Hi All, Hoping someone can help me out here. Little one has just spilt half a litre of milk onto a wooden tv unit, I think its teak and has been polished once since purchase. The area of damage measures approx 500mm x 250mm. We wiped the milk off with a clean damp cloth, just dabbing and not...
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    Which Valve do i need /

    Hi all, Currently in planning stages of getting cloakroom modernised, Have found all the gear i need but have stumbled on the correct type of valve required for the towel radiator, as pictured. 1099 BTU 322 Watts. 500 x 700mm. Simple, stylish, flat design in white finish Do i need a...
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