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    Hollywood Mirror - Ambient LED Strip...

    Hello everyone I purchased a Hollywood style make-up mirror for my wife at Christmas. https://www.illuminated-mirrors.uk.com/rgb-isabella-hollywood-mirror.html It has an ambient light for the wall in the way of an LED strip. The company supplied it with a RGB light strip which emitted a low...
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    Front of Bungalow - Remove Render + Add (Natural) Stone...

    Evening everyone. I have recently received planning permission for an extension to the rear of my home. However the front of the property looks terrible (it is a 1938 John Lawrence bungalow). See attached image. It currently has white painted pebble dash and has seen better days. I have no...
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    Hollywood Mirror - Wiring...

    Hello. Thanks for replying and pointing out the error of my ways. You may or may not believe but I knew in myself it was not right and needed correcting... hence my post... I was not happy with how it was left. The double socket below is a spur via a junction box - see image attached - that...
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    Hollywood Mirror - Wiring...

    Good evening all. I have installed a Hollywood type mirror in my bedroom for my wife at a vanity table. It is wall mounted and requires power for the bulbs and ambient backlight. There is a socket directly below the location of the mirror which comes directly off the ring main. I installed...
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    Power and Network Cables Through Internal Brick Wall...

    I would need to make the hole larger to allow these to fit I reckon
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    Power and Network Cables Through Internal Brick Wall...

    I squared off the hole with Makita multi-tool and then used Starrett hole saw kit to widen hole through wall (from both sides). I have not lined it yet however the cables are passing much easier.
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    Extension - Require Storage For Furniture & Belongings...

    Hello everyone. I am in the Bearsden area. I have received planning approval for an extension to my home. Whilst we will not have to move out I will need to remove a lot of furniture and belongings... too much to be stored elsewhere within the home. Therefore I need storage. To quantify how...
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    Power and Network Cables Through Internal Brick Wall...

    Hello everyone. I have brick built cupboard in my living room. Within it there is a recess that is shelved and is a convenient home for my home IT - NAS, network switch etc etc. In my living room I have a number of devices... TV, Sky Q Mini, PS4, Google Nest WIFI router etc... some of which...
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    Epoxy Grout - Colour Matched to Exisiting Cement Grout...

    I am not intending on touching the wall tile or floor mosaic... purely just the grout of the white mosaic tiles. I have renewed some of the grey silicone at the floor mosaic to wall tile 90 degree interface... I am aware of the silicone the tiler used and cut out and replace as and when...
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    Epoxy Grout - Colour Matched to Exisiting Cement Grout...

    Hello everyone, I had my bathroom done around 2 or 3 years ago. We have small hexagonal floor tiles laid upon screed (due to electric UFH). The tiles are quite low profile and therefore not much grout down the side of the meshed hexagonal tiles. The cement grout has washed out in small areas...
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    Extension - Builder Budget Cost...

    That does seem awfully expensive for decking but thanks for the heads up
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    Extension - Builder Budget Cost...

    I have read your post with great interest. I am inclined to agree with you as regards expensive elements... definitely factors in driving up the cost. Panoramic Doors - I would say quite as much as £8k... probably more akin to £5k UFH (Wet) - no idea Composite deck - sounds too much Zinc -...
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    Extension - Builder Budget Cost...

    Well those builders need to understand its a budget cost... not a quote that you are asking for. If they were experienced enough they should be able to put a budget cost together for you.
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    Extension - Builder Budget Cost...

    I selected this architect as he has done many extensions in the area... and to that end... it makes me think the builder is quoting high... otherwise how would he have such repeat business if he was continually off the mark budget wise with his designs. He has delivered on the design and we...
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    Extension - Builder Budget Cost...

    It is not a straight-forward extension of tacking a box onto the back of house. There is a lot of demolition, putting right and extending I guess. And I hear more and more that material costs play a part given the difficulty getting them what with the ongoing Corona virus situation...
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    Extension - Builder Budget Cost...

    Hi Woody. Yes they are an architects "concept" drawings. We have not submitted any formal drawings to planning authorities yet. He certainly has delivered on the design brief but not the cost. However the budget cost does seem awfully high. Time will tell when costs are received from another...
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    Extension - Builder Budget Cost...

    I am awaiting budget costs from two other builders. Uploaded images.
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    Extension - Builder Budget Cost...

    Hello everyone. I have had an extension designed by an architect. I stay in Bearsden, Glasgow. I advised to the architect at the outset that my budget (including VAT) is £90,000. The house floor area is 150sqm. We are adding 41.1sqm. Totally 191.1sqm I have attached drawings of the existing...
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