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    Anybody know much about Sikkens?

    Yay! I called them and got good answers. Thanks again.
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    Anybody know much about Sikkens?

    Oddly, that never occurred to me. Thanks, I will call them.
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    Anybody know much about Sikkens?

    Thanks. Any idea what the base coat is called? There seems to be so many products.
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    Anybody know much about Sikkens?

    Hi, I have a wooden cabin in my garden which I want to weather protect and paint. Somebody once told me that Sikkens was a good product to paint into the wood as a protective coating before painting. I have looked at the Sikkens website and find their product range and information...
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    Ideal Logic+ Heat 30 Cycling on and off

    OK, got it. Thanks Paul
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    Ideal Logic+ Heat 30 Cycling on and off

    Ian, Do you know what causes resonation and what needs to be changed to fix it? I would like to discuss this with my boiler guy. As I explained in my original post, I have already had the gas valve replaced, but it still sometimes happens. So what should be changed? Thanks Paul
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    Ideal Logic+ Heat 30 Cycling on and off

    Thanks for that. I have somebody coming this week, so I'll run it by them. Cheers Paul
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    Ideal Logic+ Heat 30 Cycling on and off

    Hi, I have an Ideal Logic+ Heat 30 which does three annoying things. 1. It occasionally makes one hell of a noise which can be heard throughout the whole house and which suggests that the boiler wants to jump off the wall. Sometimes this is a one-off, other times it's repetitive. A part (gas...
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    Bricks up to DPC permanently wet - new build

    Hi Everybody, Thanks for some helpful answers and suggestions. Just to clarify, my concern related to the permanent saturation of the bricks and what might happen with respect to them losing their faces over a number of winters. After my intial contact here I contacted a surveyor to ask what...
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    Bricks up to DPC permanently wet - new build

    People like you in forums are extremely irritating. You are so desperate to appear expert that you answer questions whether you have a sensible answer or not. I could see from your first answer that you knew nowt. I only responded so that anybody else who happens by doesn't get deceived into...
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    Bricks up to DPC permanently wet - new build

    I know what DPC is for, but that was not the question. The question is why are the bricks below the DPC permanently wet? This suggests to me that the water table on this site is too high. I was attempting to canvass opinion on how typical this is. At my house which is a few miles away the bricks...
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    Bricks up to DPC permanently wet - new build

    Hi, My son has just bought a new build home and moved-in in December. Since that time the bricks at the back of the house, only, have been permanently wet up to DPC level. The DPC appears to be holding the line and doing its job, though the bricks below are already looking very salty. My...
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    Checkatrade & Trustatrader - Any Good For Leads?

    Hi, Checkatrade and Trustatrader are both currently asking around £600+ for annual membership. Both are promising around 800 leads per month, split between a max of 6 tradesmen in our area. Based on our experiences with Scoot I am highly dubious. Can anybody here offer any ideas on whether...
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    Are TrustaTrader & CheckaTrader worthwhile?

    Thanks guys. Actually I am website designer who specialises in marketing, so hopefully I know about social media and how to give a website local appeal. The question that I am asking is on behalf of my son's company, not mine. I am grateful for all of the responses, but nobody has answered my...
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    Are TrustaTrader & CheckaTrader worthwhile?

    Thanks for that, Chappers, I will take a look at that. I would still love to hear from anybody who has tried Checkatrader or Trustatrader, though.
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    Are TrustaTrader & CheckaTrader worthwhile?

    Agreed, but my son's company is undergoing expansion, due to having lots of work. This is always a risky time for any business. So, we are looking for best ways to get most for our advertising budget. We want to be sure that we can fully occupy the extra guys. These websites are an option, but...
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    Are TrustaTrader & CheckaTrader worthwhile?

    Hi, I am sure some here must have paid out to join these sites. We coughed up a few hundred pounds to join Scoot several years back and they were useless. All talk and no leads. Checkatrader and Trustatrader are both currently asking around £600+ for annual membership. Both are promising...
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    Skimming over textured paint

    Hi, My son has recently bought a house and is busy pulling it apart and renovating it and we have a couple of plastering-related questions that I hope you can help with. One of the rooms has textured paint on the walls and it seems that the best option to get rid of it is to have it...
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    Replacing a consumer unit

    A very good point about this being a good time to bite the bullet and get all the work done. I think based on what has been said it's time to get somebody to look at it. Cheers all.
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    Replacing a consumer unit

    The reason I was thinking about getting a new CU is that the house currently has an old-style fuse board. My son and his girlfriend have only just bought the place and are in test and tear-down mode at present. They have yet to move in. At the weekend my son turned on the emersion heater...
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