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Zeke
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1799 posts since 13/7/06

25 Aug 2010 15:28
Aye, white pvc. Big things… lounge one is 2.5m wide, bedroom1 is 2m wide
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

25 Aug 2010 15:30
ok, i'm not a huge fan of the white polyboard. what is the current decor and why wouldn't the quarry tiles fit? need more info bro!
Zeke
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1799 posts since 13/7/06

25 Aug 2010 16:07
Whole flat is being decorated from scratch basically, complete blank canvas (all walls are white at the mo). Was thinking oak wooden flooring, but pretty much at a loss beyond that. Second bedroom was easy… cos I ain't gonna spend any time there Laughing out loud

Want a modern yet still comfortable look. Like more clinical styles in pictures… but not for my own place
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

25 Aug 2010 16:35
if you're clinical clean look, i'd consider dark timber cills to go with the floor to break up the room. Saying that i'm not sure the quarry tiles would look out of place.
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

25 Aug 2010 17:07
That bedroom is bollocks, couldn't live like that. None of us could, not nearly enough room for clothes. Single bed is lame, too white, no colour (some primary colours in a de stijl way would work), no warmth and i find it boring
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

1 Sep 2010 17:51
not interior design but we aint got an exterior thread.
my mate is working on building this house in englefield green, thats his crane, its 35 million bob.

every single windo has got one of these above it, and they are hand carved stone and cost 50 thousand quid each one. (about 40 in total.)
Luke
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5711 posts since 21/1/03

1 Sep 2010 18:48
Probably more of an 'exterior design' question, but wasn't a thread for that…

In my garden, round the outside of my flat is shity old concrete and I want to make it look a bit better. Was thinking paving stones, but not sure you can pave on to cracked concrete that easily… and there are rules about distance between top of paving stones and bottom of door etc. Anyone got any ideas? I even wondered about stones or pebbles or something?! Even contemplating concrete paint! I don't have a huge amount of money to spend on it so want to steer clear of paying someone thousands to sort it all out.

Not sure if any of you will know about this sort of thing, but worth a try Laughing out loud
Mate
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3685 posts since 15/4/07

1 Sep 2010 18:57
That's amazing Noble, any idea who it belongs to?
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

1 Sep 2010 19:02
He should have stayed at his parents place and bought a Veyron instead.
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

1 Sep 2010 19:24
Luke wrote: Probably more of an 'exterior design' question, but wasn't a thread for that…

In my garden, round the outside of my flat is shity old concrete and I want to make it look a bit better. Was thinking paving stones, but not sure you can pave on to cracked concrete that easily… and there are rules about distance between top of paving stones and bottom of door etc. Anyone got any ideas? I even wondered about stones or pebbles or something?! Even contemplating concrete paint! I don't have a huge amount of money to spend on it so want to steer clear of paying someone thousands to sort it all out.

Not sure if any of you will know about this sort of thing, but worth a try Laughing out loud

Paving stones sounds like they'd be more trouble than they're worth in your case. Do you own the flat? If not you'd need permission from the landlord. i'd say stone pebbling is the most cost effective and efficient solution in your case. Be careful of your threshold and try to create a landcaped 'pit' (i assume the shitty concrete is a good few inches below your door) so your pebbles don't spill out everywhere.
Luke
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5711 posts since 21/1/03

1 Sep 2010 19:49
unCouth wrote:
Luke wrote: Probably more of an 'exterior design' question, but wasn't a thread for that…

In my garden, round the outside of my flat is shity old concrete and I want to make it look a bit better. Was thinking paving stones, but not sure you can pave on to cracked concrete that easily… and there are rules about distance between top of paving stones and bottom of door etc. Anyone got any ideas? I even wondered about stones or pebbles or something?! Even contemplating concrete paint! I don't have a huge amount of money to spend on it so want to steer clear of paying someone thousands to sort it all out.

Not sure if any of you will know about this sort of thing, but worth a try Laughing out loud

Paving stones sounds like they'd be more trouble than they're worth in your case. Do you own the flat? If not you'd need permission from the landlord. i'd say stone pebbling is the most cost effective and efficient solution in your case. Be careful of your threshold and try to create a landcaped 'pit' (i assume the shitty concrete is a good few inches below your door) so your pebbles don't spill out everywhere.

Yup, own the flat and concrete is a bit below. Cool, that was kinda what I was thinking might be my only solution Smiling
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

2 Sep 2010 12:03
unCouth wrote:
Luke wrote: Probably more of an 'exterior design' question, but wasn't a thread for that…

In my garden, round the outside of my flat is shity old concrete and I want to make it look a bit better. Was thinking paving stones, but not sure you can pave on to cracked concrete that easily… and there are rules about distance between top of paving stones and bottom of door etc. Anyone got any ideas? I even wondered about stones or pebbles or something?! Even contemplating concrete paint! I don't have a huge amount of money to spend on it so want to steer clear of paying someone thousands to sort it all out.

Not sure if any of you will know about this sort of thing, but worth a try Laughing out loud

Paving stones sounds like they'd be more trouble than they're worth in your case. Do you own the flat? If not you'd need permission from the landlord. i'd say stone pebbling is the most cost effective and efficient solution in your case. Be careful of your threshold and try to create a landcaped 'pit' (i assume the shitty concrete is a good few inches below your door) so your pebbles don't spill out everywhere.
do you work in property, serious question cos you always seem to give good sound advice to people in here. zeke etc.
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

2 Sep 2010 12:48
that house is immense. your mate must be loving that job. i reckon whoever is selling those window things is making a nice mark up - people get them done out in countries like vietnam and shipped in now Cool
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

2 Sep 2010 12:49
i'm a quantity surveyor, so i have a basic understanding of most things involved with construction really.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

2 Sep 2010 12:51
mr.white wrote: that house is immense. your mate must be loving that job. i reckon whoever is selling those window things is making a nice mark up - people get them done out in countries like vietnam and shipped in now Cool
not on that stone they dont. they might do on a 500k house, but you dont cut corners on 35 mill man. that stone is heavy italian shit id imagine.
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

2 Sep 2010 13:24
probs right. my old boss had a miniature version of michelangelo (6ft) carved out by 2 guys in vietnam, took them about 3 months (so they said), and sent photos of it every week with progress reports etc… he wouldn't say how much it cost but it arrived broke!
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

2 Sep 2010 14:31
Noble Locks wrote: every single windo has got one of these above it, and they are hand carved stone and cost 50 thousand quid each one. (about 40 in total.)

Surely that should go on the top of a column (being as it's a capital), not above a window ?

Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

2 Sep 2010 14:33
Looks abit arab that house
illwill
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4122 posts since 17/5/04

2 Sep 2010 14:51
Noble Locks wrote: my mate is working on building this house in englefield green, thats his crane, its 35 million bob.

You got any idea how much a crane operator earns? Looks like quite a fun and very skilled job. Can't be too many of them about either
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

2 Sep 2010 14:55
takes home 450 quid a week. Jawdropping!