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    Parquet floor refurbishment.

    Our living room has an original parquet floor in the 5 finger wood block pattern. As its now 50+ years old its in need of refurbishment to bring it back to former glory, not that its in bad condition, just tired and some scratches. I'm not sure I want to risk DIY on this job for fear of...
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    Vented pantiles ?

    Thanks for info'. :)
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    Vented pantiles ?

    Hi, my house is 100 years + old and the roof has clay pantiles which are in reasonable condition. Unfortunately the loft space is suffering from significant condensation problems, I need to introduce some ventilation via the roof tiles and the guttering edge of the roof. Can anyone advise me...
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    Wood burning stove - flue requirements

    All very true, around here (Suffolk/Norfolk) the logs are quite expensive at 70-110 quid for a builders bulk bag (c/m). Quite a number of suppliers now as some see it as an easy money making opportunity I guess. I have even seen willow discribed as hardwood! :roll:
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    Wood burning stove - flue requirements

    True enough, no free fuel sadly, still the up side is how fit it will keep me, or rather get me fit :lol: All that lugging and logging!
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    Wood burning stove - flue requirements

    Thanks for tips/comments all duly noted.
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    Wood burning stove - flue requirements

    We are about to install a 5/6 kw wood burning stove into our existing fireplace area. The flue has never been used since the house was built in 1970, the chimney has a clay lined pots liner through it. I want to install the stove and use the existing liner but the stove shop tell me that I...
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    Which paint for vinyl fabric?

    Unusual request perhaps, my classic caravan has a roof covering of a vinyl soft finish with a canvas type base, it is extremely flexible but waterproof. Problem is the vinyl is coloured black and I want to re-coat this cream. Can you please recommend a paint finish that will adhere and resist...
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    Old school solar heating

    Thank you all for your input, its all helpful. Think I will just leave system as is until such time its worse than useless.
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    Old school solar heating

    In process of a house purchase, the new (1960's) house has a couple of solar panels on the roof which I gather were installed about ten years ago. Amongst the solicitors information pack I found a letter addresses to the current owner of the house stating that the solar system is installed...
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    Block paving costs

    Thank you, at least I now have an idea of the sort of money I will need for the job. :)
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    Block paving costs

    Considering a new area to stand my caravan on, can somebody please advise me as to how much money it will cost to prep' and lay block paving. A few s/m is a concrete strip about .5 m wide which I suppose will have to come up otherwise its virgin garden land. Thank you, a sq metre guide cost...
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    Which cable please

    Thank you for replies, yes I think I will call in a local sparky, its more involved than I first thought (as usual :) )
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    Which cable please

    Hi, I need to run a wire steel armoured cable underground from my domestic consumer unit to a caravan in my garden. The run is 50 meters and the caravan is basically going to be used as an extra bedroom for family visits. Can you please advise me correct cable I need to purchase.
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    cost of stove install- resonable?

    I paid 1200 pounds about seven years back for a 316 grade liner and an insulation blanket around the liner. Connected to existing stove and sealed the inglenook with register plate. Pig of a job and worth every penny for me to have got done by pro's. (Thatched roof).
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    Concrete slab cost

    Much appreciated Limerock, good info' thank you again :)
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    Concrete slab cost

    Thank you for replies and information, much appreciated. The digging out aspect is very minimal so I can DIY that, thanks again. :)
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    Concrete slab cost

    I need to have a concrete slab laid in my garden to put a log cabin onto. The garden area is uneven needing a little bit of levelling but this aside what would be a reasonable price to lay the slab onto limestone scalping at 3" deep and the slab at 4" deep please. The slab is approx' 4.1m x 5.3m...
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    Sorry, another what boiler question.

    Thanks for info', looked up the Company, sounds good kit.
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    Sorry, another what boiler question.

    Had a look at the FAQ's and a quick scan over recent posts but unable to find answer. Going to replace our old style oil boiler with a combi, main reason for combi is to free up valuable space where the hot water tank is at present and free up fireplace which currently houses the present...
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