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quest
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3758 posts since 11/7/11

15 May 2013 20:25
Sounds amazing lanz, post a pic up (if you haven't already)
pops
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4284 posts since 2/9/09

15 May 2013 20:30
its all in storage for now.Will be going up in new gaff in July.Possibly gonna be a combination of wall mounted & compressed (like above) as thinking of using as a wall divider to breakk up the space as its all open plan atm.
Dee
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12062 posts since 22/11/07

15 May 2013 20:31
it's only going to be a 3 or 4 run of cabinets on a the exact 'cabinet height' etrack - I might give it a go myself if we go ahead an place an order. Also looking at another system from pastoe for the space.
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

16 May 2013 13:06
Decided to take the wall in the kitchen back to stone as well, discovered an old doorway that has been blocked up. Should be able to make a cool recess for Cooker/Fridge/Wine rack once the front layer of bricks is removed.


This was the front room when I got keys (was offices) Looks like its gone backwards Laughing out loud

Getting a shot blaster in soon so will post pic of what it looks like when cleaned up.
bill
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4931 posts since 5/8/09

16 May 2013 13:10
you'll be eyeball deep in sand blasting that lot clean.
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

16 May 2013 13:11
Yeah rang up a company today and he was like "what state is the house in" Guess it needs doing and its like a building site at the minute so best time to get it done. Heard it's very messy!
bill
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4931 posts since 5/8/09

16 May 2013 13:13
not only that, I wouldn't be so sure it will turn out like you imagine. Some walls were never meant to be seen
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

16 May 2013 13:13
Looks like rick owens' gaff
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

16 May 2013 13:19
You reckon? Read about stone walls not meant to be seen, but think it would look good once repointed/pieced in..

Also 2 of them were originally external out facing walls, so should be pretty tiday
bill
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4931 posts since 5/8/09

16 May 2013 13:22
not saying it won't look good but it's a can of worms and it's how far do you take it and how much do you spend.

Hard to see from the pics but my guess would be, after you're taken out all the mortar and repointed you'll end up with a wall that's got more visible mortar than stone in it. And also, if it's an old building with old stone you should use a lime mortar, not cement and not a cement mix with lime thrown in, should be proper lime mortar.
eazypz
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3469 posts since 16/4/10

16 May 2013 13:23
Serbia wrote: got to take down a wall, gone are my days of site labouring doing it with a kanga and no mask. any recommendation on a decent mask, dont mind spending a bit as got more of this sort of stuff to do and want to keep the lungs in shape. to many bensons in the youth already having an effect

Late reply but get a P3 mask. Its the best disposable you can get.
http://www.screwfix.com/p/3m-p3-disposable-valved-dust-respirator/27480
bill
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4931 posts since 5/8/09

16 May 2013 13:25
I'm saying, you don't want to end up with this:

PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

16 May 2013 13:27
bill wrote: not saying it won't look good but it's a can of worms and it's how far do you take it and how much do you spend.

Hard to see from the pics but my guess would be, after you're taken out all the mortar and repointed you'll end up with a wall that's got more visible mortar than stone in it. And also, if it's an old building with old stone you should use a lime mortar, not cement and not a cement mix with lime thrown in, should be proper lime mortar.


Cheers, Yeah will be using proper lime mortar had a stone mason round yesterday.

Yeah I know what you mean in regards to more visible mortar, Ive seem some pictures of examples that look really shit. I'll see what quote the blasters and mason come back with.

I can always re-stud the wall in the dining room. Always wanted the fire to be stone. The main reason I did the kitcen wall was because render had been put directly onto the stone and any damp was just pentrating through.. It will have units across it, so would only be some stone visible.

Cheers for the advice Smiling
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

16 May 2013 13:27
Heard you Bill, I'd cry if it turned out like that Laughing out loud
bill
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4931 posts since 5/8/09

16 May 2013 13:28
good luck, if you got a proper stone mason round, he'll probably make a decent job of it.
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

16 May 2013 18:26
eazypz wrote:
Serbia wrote: got to take down a wall, gone are my days of site labouring doing it with a kanga and no mask. any recommendation on a decent mask, dont mind spending a bit as got more of this sort of stuff to do and want to keep the lungs in shape. to many bensons in the youth already having an effect

Late reply but get a P3 mask. Its the best disposable you can get.
http://www.screwfix.com/p/3m-p3-disposable-valved-dust-respirator/27480

Nice one, thank you much appreciated
Sumbeam
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1021 posts since 27/1/11

16 May 2013 21:09
Does anyone have any websites where I can get a floating shelf?
Cant seem to find anything other than how to make one yourself!
Cheers
bill
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4931 posts since 5/8/09

16 May 2013 21:14
if I google "floating shelf" I get pages and pages of shops selling them?
eazypz
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3469 posts since 16/4/10

16 May 2013 21:50
Was just about to say that. It actually takes longer to post what he did than to Google it.
Sumbeam
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1021 posts since 27/1/11

16 May 2013 22:32
Apologies, I meant floating desk!
Can't seem to find many suppliers online!