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Re: Is it worth buying Miele?

I have the washer, dryer, and vacuum. Absolutely amazing. Only had it for two years though so not sure of longevity. But beats any washer, dryer, and hoover I have used before.

Other appliances eg ovens, hobs, etc I don't know. I opted for other brands.
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Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:55 pm

Re: Crittall style interior doors/windows

Also don't forget building regs.

Depending on what it is dividing, it might need to be fire rated crittall which is more expensive. Govette can do them. But I remember there was a long lead time from ordering to being ready for install.
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Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:49 pm

Re: Crittall style interior doors/windows

Try Govette Windows.

We had a crittall style wall put in our living room to have a divider without blocking the light.

They were very professional and installation was top notch, and I was very happy with the quality. They were also reasonably priced.
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Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:35 am

Re: Best type of mattress

The best memory foam are tempur. Been using one for over 8 years.

They do a 100 nights money back guarantee.

They are expensive, but you can pick up at a good discount at their outlet shop in Wembley. They deliver to sw12.
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:45 pm

Re: Hotel in New York

Avoid anything one or two blocks away from Times Square! I recommend the Intercontinental Barclay (not the Tes Square one). Really classy, quite new, midtown but quiet ish area. Pricey though. Also recommend Arlo Hotel, if after something more hip and cheaper. Rooms are tiny, choose carefully. It's ...
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:35 pm

Small garden - will a grass trimmer / strimmer suffice?

I have a small grass lawn (approx 5x5m, 16x16ft). However, I have a lack of storage space (no external shed or garage) so either would have to store a tool indoors or get a small garden box to house it. Is it worth getting a lawn mower for such a small lawn? I have seen there are garden trimmers / s...
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Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:52 am

Re: Aeroplane noise between the commons?

I live in the Nightingale Triangle, and haven't noticed any increase in the aeroplane noise, despite keeping windows open pretty much all the time during the day over this summer. Could be the flight paths are more North (towards Clapham Junction, so affecting the between the commons and Northcote R...
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:56 am

Re: Aeroplane Noise

I live in the Nightingale Triangle, and haven't noticed any increase in the aeroplane noise, despite keeping windows open pretty much all the time during the day over this summer. Could be the flight paths are more North (towards Clapham Junction, so affecting the between the commons and Northcote R...
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:54 am

Re: Builder Recommendation in Clapham??

I can recommend Riga Interiors, owner is Vitaliy Gromov. Have used them for two properties in the last 9 years. One was a 2 bedroom flat, the other was a 5 bedroom house. Did a great job in both. Everything from minor structural (internal wall removal, structural beam installation) to decorating, co...
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:48 am

Regular garden maintenance - recommendations?

Just about to get my garden revamped, with new grass turf and new flower/tree beds. Looking for a regular gardener to come, maybe once every two weeks, to do standard maintenance - mow the lawns, pull out weeds, tend to the flower beds and trees. Garden isn't that big - about 45sqm - in the Clapham ...
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:27 pm

Re: Local Businesses - Part Time Opportunities

Depends where you are in the southwest, but there's a growing and sizeable eCommerce company called Spoke London based out of Richmond. I've met the founder before while considering a role there, and was impressed by him and the vision of the company, as well as what I perceived as a family-friendly...
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Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:52 pm

Re: Looking for a good joiner to do a front door

This is a relevant topic question and I'm hoping someone has an answer! I want to keep my existing front door, but it hasn't been painted / looked after since installed 11 years ago. Who should I seek out? A door company? An individual carpenter? Or just a general decorator/handyman? Looking for: - ...
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Mon May 27, 2019 11:40 am

Re: Recommendation for a good builder

Your works has probably already started, but this is more for others reading this thread later on! I can recommend Riga Interiors - I've used them twice for a 2 bedroom flat and also a 5 bedroom house. Not for big structural works (e.g. extensions, etc) but small structural works (knocking through w...
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Mon May 27, 2019 11:36 am

Re: Best commute to City from northcote road?

The city mapper app is really good for giving you all the different options available. Also consider, if you have a bit more money to spare and also can do work emails on your phone, the shared "minicab" services. They are like Uber, but you may or may not share your ride with others. And you pay mu...
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:26 pm

Re: Pros and cons of a first floor maisonette

Presume it is a leasehold? In which case there is the freehold vs leasehold disadvantages.

If you have a loft, it is great for storage. Not so great is if you have a leaking roof.

Also first floor maisonettes get more sunlight than ground floor. A big plus in my view.
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Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:52 pm