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  1. Gibbo84

    Screwfix Hyperlink appeared without my help

    Hey all, I mentioned screwfix in a recent post (//www.diynot.com/diy/threads/shed-made-on-the-cheap-with-pallets.466896/) When I looked at the post without being logged in, the word screwfix was treated as a hyperlink which takes you to the screwfix website. Why is that? I didn't...
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    Shed made on the cheap with pallets

    Hey all, My wife took on an allotment recently. Not long after, she decided she wanted a shed. We looked into buying a pre-made one but I decided I would build her one to keep costs down and and to really keep costs down, I decided to use pallets. Our local builders merchants has mountains of...
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    Can anyone identify this strange thing I found under my roof?

    Hello, Whilst installing a floor in the attic of my 1950's former council house, I happened to run my hand down the gap between my roof and partition wall. I found what looks like a small leather wrist strap. As there was no floor in the attic before, it would have been an awkward place for a...
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    Using kitchen worktop for wood working bench.

    Hello, I'm going to make a work bench for woodwork soon. I'm planning the materials I need to get and was thinking about the surface. I know mdf, plywood and old doors are popular but I know a few places around me where I can get kitchen laminate worktop quite cheap. Does anyone have any...
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    Which adhesive for stone veener.

    Hello, I've got a concrete block workshop which I intend to clad in cast stone to improve it's look. Can someone recommend an adhesive? I've used a cement based adhesive by dunlop in the past when I tiled my bathroom. It claims to be able handle stone and was indeed seriously strong stuff...
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    Brick chimney stack for my garden shed

    Hello all, I've been working on my dream shed for a few months now. (I work full time so this is an evenings and weekends project.) Yesterday I finally got the chimney pot on so I thought I'd upload some photos. At the bottom of the stack is a black t piece with a removable cover for...
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    Home-made concrete brick specials

    Hello, I'm building something of an extravagant shed at the moment. Somehow I managed to get planning permission to build a shed with a pitched roof, 2 dormer windows and a brick chimney stack. I quite fancied a row of brick specials to dress my block work (along with stucco and stone)...
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    Planning permission for big shed on boundary,is there hope?

    Hello, I know you can build up to 2.5m near a boundary wall but I want to build a shed slightly bigger. I'd like to build a 4m shed with a pitched roof and 2.5m to the eaves. I intend to use it for woodwork/hobbies. I know I could build a shed like this 2m away from the edge of my garden...
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    External Stucco / Cement render decorations - Any Advice?

    Hello, Later this year I'm going to be building a shed with concrete blocks. To make it a bit prettier I thought I would cover the external walls with cement render (Stucco?) and put some extra features on. For example, quoins on the corners and for the windows I quite fancied a raised...
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    Building a shed below ground level

    Hello, I'm new to the forum having followed it for many years. I know my first question is slightly odd but I'd appreciate the help having been unable to find it else where. I'm thinking of building a single skin shed at the bottom of my garden later this year. To get more space on the...
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