Can't find replacement floor boards at the right depth.

22 Aug 2008
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I have been slowly working on the bathroom, the project started when the plaster next to the old cistern was crumbling away and the cistern was a horrible old 1980's thing anyway.

I put in a new plasterboard wall and also put in a new cistern, the problem is during that I removed the old cushion floor to discover a couple of cracked floor boards (vertical ones) they are at the end of the bathroom so don't take much weight but I want to do the job properly and replace the boards, before putting on some 3mm board ready for a new cushion floor.

The problem is I cannot find any replacement floorboards that are the right depth any where. I am going from memory as the boards are currently fastened down but I have a feeling they were about 21.5mm, either way the sheds or local timber merchants don't have the right depth.

I don't want to rip the entire floor up, because that will involve replacing the landling floor too. It is just two new boards I require.

Any other ideas of where I can get these boards from? I am in the Manchester area. The house was built in the 1900s if that helps.
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wood yards builders merchants or timber merchants timber is between 21-22mm[5x1" =21x119 6x1" =145mm 7"=169mm]
sheds like b&q or wicks 18-19mm
If you are in Manchester George Hill's in Oldham (long established timber merchants) have a machining service and should be able to supply boards machined dead to the size you require
I tried their branch in Sale a few weeks back but they looked at me a bit blank when I asked if they could cut the timber to the right depth. Maybe the one in Oldham can I will phone them.

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