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Re: Can anyone provide insulation advice?!

Above the ceiling boards there is about 6 inches space before the flat roof - this is the void they suggested filling with open cell foam...
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Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:37 pm

Can anyone provide insulation advice?!

Really grateful if anyone could help please!! We have a top floor flat in a mansard roof (conversion done early 80s) that we’d like to try and insulate....but are really struggling on what (if any!!) our options are.....we had one company come and recommend spraying open cell foam into the void sayi...
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Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:02 pm

Re: **Help!** ADHD SON LOOKING FOR SCHOOL

Might be slightly further west than you'd like but Bredon has a good reputation and a friend's son with a similar diagnosis is thriving there....it's near Tewkesbury which is not far from Cheltenham.
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:02 pm

Re: Anyone else annoyed at the excessive 'settling in' period for reception in primary school penalising the least well

Not a lefty by any means but......what about those on zero hours contracts with no holiday or sick pay allowance?! Am sure there are very few btc, but prob more as you head out.....and I'm sure a proper 'lefty' might provide the stats as to how many there are countrywide - too many is the honest ans...
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Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:49 pm

Re: Advice on wood burning stoves

Haven't done it in London but elsewhere (twice!). You just need an average builder to open up the fire place first...the alternative is to extend the hearth out (there's a minimum building control requirement depth) but in an average London terrace that would take way too much space. You may well st...
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Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:45 pm

Re: A letter to my wife who won't get a job while I work myself to death

Maybe I've read it wrong but it seems to me that the point he's trying to make is that, despite having the same degree and graduating at the same time as he did she has never made an effort to have a 'career' even before they had children....but to be honest at that point the writing should've been ...
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Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:23 pm

Re: Do I legally need to change my name?

Also in the same boat but after 12 years am finally changing everything over. I too enjoyed holding onto both identities (choosing which to go with depending when/where!) but have got to the point where I'm not quite so fussed - so many bigger issues to be concerned with in this world/life. Also it'...
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Mon May 23, 2016 10:55 pm

Re: Do I legally need to change my name?

Also in the same boat but after 12 years am finally changing everything over. I too enjoyed holding onto both identities (choosing which to go with depending when/where!) but have got to the point where I'm not quite so fussed - so many bigger issues to be concerned with in this world/life. Also it'...
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Mon May 23, 2016 10:54 pm

Re: Is Nappy Valley actually child friendly?

'Nappy Valley' isn't referring to the area as being child friendly - at some point (v early ish noughties I think but not going to spend the evening checking back!) research was done re birth rates across varying areas - it was said at the time that the square mile around Northcote Rd had the highes...
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Sun May 15, 2016 11:23 pm

Re: Safety on Thurleigh Road

Wow have they genuinely definitely actually got pp to build?! They have been trying on that site for years and years. I seem to remember the last one I saw (approx 4 yrs ago) they were trying for 3 or 4 mainly underground houses with only one floor above ground ...and I think were still refused due ...
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Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:30 am

Selling flat at auction

I have a teeny tiny bolt hole of a flat - it has a bedroom (big enough for just the bed), en-suite shower room and open plan kitchen/living area. It's in relatively good nick - recently re-wired & plumbed with new shower room & kitchen in the last few years. Anyway I think the time has come to sell ...
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Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:42 pm

Re: Locating our main drain...

In a 'standard' Victorian terrace the drain should go out through your kitchen and into the garden to meet the mains drains - am sure you have already but if you haven't and your garden has a patio double check there isn't access under any of the slabs. Obv depends when it was done but I would think...
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Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:01 am

Re: Shower enclosure & silicone

Thank you! In a few months I'll have another bathroom to do - would you use them for that as well?
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Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:56 am

Shower enclosure & silicone

It's a while since I've had to have anything done and have no idea re current local tradesmen so very grateful of any suggestions please!!!! I need someone to simply replace a shower enclosure and re do all the silicone for me ........any suggestions as to who it would be good to contact?! Many than...
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Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:39 pm

Re: Anyone ever sand and seal the pine flooring under the ca

Way back my husband did ours - hired the equipment for 72 hours and worked like a demon to sand, stain etc AND make the mix to fill the gaps between the boards. I mention the gaps because they're the bits that after 4/5 years desperately needed re-doing (no matter how good a job you do they still dr...
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Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:01 pm