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    lock ideas to improve out front door?

    hi all. , we have an old 1920s front door which has two lever and mortice type locks, the upper one has a latch . I'm looking to make something a bit easier to use as we are locking both locks when leaving the house. Partly because the letter box is near the upper latch lock so it's more...
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    Builders nightmare

    Hey All, We`re currently coming to the end of a 5 month nightmare with builders for work that shouldve taken 2-3 months. Basically its an extension , new kitchen and bathroom. They were pretty good to start off with but now its taken weeks to get anything finished. I`ve still got only a half...
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    Check a redecoration quote please

    Hey All, Just had my first quote through for 3 bedrooms this morning, wallpaper already peeling but underneath looks in good order. Approx 35m2 in total. Not sure if this included materials, i`m kind of hoping it includes gold leaf wallpaper. thanks Prepare and paint bedroom 1 : walls and...
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    Selling our house worth new flooring/carpets and creating utility room first?

    Hi All We`ve decided to sell our house and after being rented for 4-5 years the carpets are a bit tired, so was considering having wooden floors or new carpets put in. , not sure yet. Also, we have a short garage (due to a shower room added to one end), which has a small freezer and tumble...
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    Removing paint from garden teak furniture

    Hi All, Recently moved back to our old house to find the tenants we had kindly painted out teak garden table and chairs in white. Some of the paint is coming off but just wondered the best way of restoring it back to the original wood. I dont have one but wondered if just a pressure washer...
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    Wall mounted desk, material suggestions.

    Hi All I`d like to build a desk for our study but i`m not sure about the best material to use. This is the design, total length about 280cm and width 55cm. Its to support 2 x 21" monitors , 17" laptop and keyboard. I was going to fix battens at the ends and along the backwalls. I...
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    Interior wall dampness, how to fix this problem??

    Hi All Our extension has got damp issues in the bathroom on an exterior wall, the problem is its very close to our neighbours garage so its difficult to find the exact cause. Sorry for the bad images, they were from the estate agents (its rented) First photo shows that the outer wall isnt...
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