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Re: clapham playground

I agree. We’ve lost half the playing area and it’s now very crowded and harder to keep an eye on children. I don’t understand the rationale for fencing off a huge portion of the playground. The sign says it’s to protect the three central plane trees from damage, but why does the fenced off area have...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 2
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:08 am

Re: Kitchen Extension/SlidingDoors/Aluminium Crittal Style Internal Doors/Concrete Flooring

For your sliding doors take a look at Maxlight, they came out cheapest for us for minimal framed sliding doors. For your internal doors why not consider bespoke timber framed glazed doors from a joiner, these can easily be made to look Crittal style and I suspect will be cheaper than aluminium versi...
Replies: 3
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:29 am

Re: The best cats for first time cat owners?

Does it have to be a kitten? Adopting an adult cat from a rescue has several advantages - kittens can be hard work and quite destructive sometimes, the litter training is already done, and most of all you get to see what the cat’s personality is like, whereas when they are a kitten it’s hard to know...
Replies: 6
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:59 am

Re: Next door vegan neighbours objecting to us barbecuing

I agree it’s unreasonable for them to expect you to stop using the bbq altogether. However it sounds like you are using it an awful lot - every time you eat meat and fish, and year round? That would annoy me if I was your neighbour, and I’m a meat lover. It is a very strong smell. You say you don’t ...
Replies: 37
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:31 am

Re: Help incredibly noisy kids behind me and to the side of me

Tricky. I don’t know what your letters and requests have said but in general I would say a specific, limited request will have most success. So rather than asking for “less noise” perhaps you could pinpoint one or two specific noises that bother you most and ask the parents to see if they can get th...
Replies: 15
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:13 am

Re: Wall insulation options

If it’s a terraced period house it’s unlikely there is a cavity in the wall that you could fill. (Not sure about more modern terraces but suspect also unlikely). You’d need to apply some soundproofing material to your own wall. There’s lots of options, they vary in cost, effectiveness and ugliness! ...
Replies: 4
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:23 pm

Re: Nutty's Children's Parties

We had one of Danny’s team for our daughter’s party a couple of years ago - Jack I think? He was brilliant, I’ve been meaning to recommend them but forgot sorry! Lovely imaginative party format, he managed to enthrall a room of 5 year olds by getting them involved in the “explorer story” and various...
Forum: Activities
Replies: 2
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:03 am

Re: Child behaviour issues? - Paediatrician needed

Diane Smyth is also recommended in this area, she may charge less than Daphne Keen I don’t know. First though I would suggest getting his ears checked again as glue ear can come and go with the seasons, maybe get it checked again mid winter after a few colds and you may find it’s back, or if not the...
Replies: 10
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:29 pm

Re: Planning permission to install air conditioning in Wandsworth: who has experience? Recommended installers?

Hmm. The Ormeley road one has the a/c unit right up on the roof ridge, on anti vibration mounts. That’s a lot better from a noise perspective than having it on the rear facade or sitting on an extension roof which was what I’d pictured. Although still adds to the overall noise and heat pollution loc...
Replies: 10
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:26 pm

Re: Second hand baby bits? Is it the done thing?

Of course it’s ok! Mattress and car seat should be new but otherwise second hand is great for all the reasons mentioned above. Some second hand baby items have barely been used because that baby didn’t take to it or it was only used on holiday or at grandparents’ house. Where to look - well I would ...
Replies: 9
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:39 am

Re: Planning permission to install air conditioning in Wandsworth: who has experience? Recommended installers?

If you do a search on the Wandsworth planning portal for “air conditioning” you’ll find some relevant applications. I believe the council will require you to specify the exact unit you will be using although I don’t know what spec are deemed acceptable (I imagine everyone chooses the quietest possib...
Replies: 10
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:20 am

Re: Paediatric Neurologist Recommendations?

I can also recommend Maria Kinali. Very thorough and won’t just jump to the obvious conclusion, will check to make sure there isn’t something a bit less obvious going on instead/as well.
Good luck
Replies: 5
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:25 pm

Re: Disastrous change to Wandsworth Planning

So are they saying (or intending to say) these extensions can’t be done at all, or only that they will now require planning permission rather than coming under permitted development? If the change is simply that these extensions will now need planning permission it isn’t such a big deal surely. But ...
Replies: 23
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:06 pm

Re: Utility room surface - advice needed!

We’re getting wood for ours because it works with an undermount sink and I don’t see it getting too wet.
Replies: 1
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:38 pm

Re: Wimbledon sprinkle park

Says on Merton website that it’s not due to technical issues :(
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 2
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:37 pm