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Is Wandsworth delivering clear recycling sacks?

Just wondering if any one else is receiving them? We ordered them multiple times but nothing. The council's site says that delivery resumes on 20-Apr and there may be delays, but we are now in the first week of June. Thanks! PS Of course I fully get it that, in the current crisis, the council has mu...
Replies: 4
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:14 pm

Re: Advice on moving from Clapham

Where will you commute to? The areas that you can easily reach from Dulwich are very different from those that you can easily reach from Kingston! Will both of you be commuting, or only one? Do you have a car? I'll ask this pretending there's been no virus, because no one has a clue about what will ...
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:07 am

Re: Holy Ghost School

Gugert wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 10:38 pm
A religious school CANNOT be bad simply because religion DOES NOT ALLOW.  

I am speechless...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 7
Wed May 27, 2020 9:01 am

Re: Holy Ghost School

I believe that attending any religious school is praiseworthy, be it with positive or negative reviews. This raises our spirit and makes us closer to God, and faith is one of the most important aspects in raising a child, so I believe that this school will help you a lot. And as for the school in B...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 7
Tue May 26, 2020 9:39 pm

Any recommendations for a new bathroom?

We need to change an average-sized bathroom (tiles, sink, WC, shower, the whole lot). Any recommendations? We will be getting a quote from Bathrooms at Source on Garratt Lane; I like the fact that the company sells and installs, so you are only dealing with one company if anything goes wrong. Next t...
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Tue May 26, 2020 9:33 pm

Re: are carpets a no go with children?

Out of curiosity, a quick pubmed (the 'search engine' of scientific publications) brings up this Norwegian study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29360764 "We have not found updated peer reviewed evidence that carpeted floor is unproblematic for the indoor environment. On the contrary, also more ...
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Tue May 12, 2020 6:25 pm

Re: are carpets a no go with children?

I don't find tiles awful at all, I actually find them quite elegant, but of course it's subjective. Something like these can be quite nice (this specific brand is very expensive but there is better value for money) https://www.porcelanosa.com/uk/tiles/floor-tiles?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIif-x-a6s6QIVy-vtCh...
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Mon May 11, 2020 6:49 pm

Re: are carpets a no go with children?

Carpets cannot be cleaned well without professional equipment; even if you vacuum carpets twice a week, when you have it cleaned professionally with one of those gigantic machines you will still notice a huge difference. Ever tried cleaning poo, wee, coffee, milk, vomit, fruit juices etc from carpet...
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Mon May 11, 2020 1:33 pm

Re: Any recommediations for double glazing windows? Other than Ayrton and PP Glass?

I am sure you mean well, but please, do bear in mind that your reply might come across as a bit entitled and out of touch - in general, I would refrain from rubbishing certain cheaper options so harshly, especially if those cheaper options may well be all someone can afford after all, you don't know...
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Mon May 11, 2020 1:28 pm

Can cookware (metal pans pots etc) be recycled?

We have some old metal pans and pots that we need to dispose of: they are all scratched, the non-stick coating is peeling off, and they are basically unusable (they cannot be donated, if anyone is wondering). Does any one know if it has ever been possible to recycle them? Maybe the metal can be recy...
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Wed May 06, 2020 3:33 pm

Where to get new carpets?

Any recommendations on where to get new carpets in SW London? Ideally someone who can sell them and arrange to have the old ones removed and the new ones fitted.

We appreciate the job would have to wait till restrictions are loosened but would like to start getting quotes in the meanwhile.
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Sat May 02, 2020 9:48 pm

Any recommediations for double glazing windows? Other than Ayrton and PP Glass?

We will need to have some double glazed windows replaced. What local shops would you recommend? We know of Ayrton and PP Glass and are looking for a few more. Nothing wrong with them - it's just that Ayrton does wooden windows only, whereas PP does wooden and PVC. We haven't yet decided but we might...
Replies: 5
Sat May 02, 2020 9:37 pm

Re: Recommendations for a WiFi booster please

How did you run the ethernet cables to connect the various access points? If you refurbish the whole house they are easy to hide, but if you don't? Did you get your mate or an electrician to run the cables? How did they hide them? I'm curious about the 'eyesore factor' and how to minimise it. Thanks!
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Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:30 pm

Re: Who can come to you and replace a car battery in Wandsworth?

Like in this video here, right? https://youtu.be/zdIKNnwEjIs?t=271 With older cars and with motorcycles it's easier, but with modern cars I'd be concerned, as you say, about power loss, which might cause the car computer to lose all settings, plus I'm not sure if the battery would have to be recoded...
Replies: 7
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:27 pm