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Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

15 Jun 2014 19:54
We recently got a dyson dc25, it's decent but the misses thinks it's a bit heavy. The ball takes a bit of getting used to so would consider one of the other style. This looks a decent deal.

http://www.ebuyer.com/644346-dyson-dc49i-cylinder-vacuum-cleaner-dc49i
jeg
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2266 posts since 12/12/01

15 Jun 2014 20:07
Noble Locks wrote: Was there a washing machine and appliances thread or did everyone just use in here?
Need a new hoover and was wondering what dyson to get and whats the best deal, or should i get one of those new little ones from that british company advertised on telly that the daily mail gave ten outta ten.

some interesting reviews on john lewis site re those british ones - real mixed bag
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

15 Jun 2014 20:10
Average cost per sq m of silestone?
Builder are quoting redic price
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

15 Jun 2014 20:17
Cheeers guid,,that looks very decent for a decent price. Copped.
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

15 Jun 2014 20:36
Homer wrote: Average cost per sq m of silestone?
Builder are quoting redic price


How bigs the kitchen? Have had a bit of experience with it, prices are almost equatable to granite. Does the cost include for an 100mm (or similar) upstand? Site templating and installation extra to? Your upstand could be a few grand at least. You also need to consider your sink, pretty sure it's just undermounted sinks that can be used?or are recommended to keep a flush top (does look really smart)
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

15 Jun 2014 20:49
One bit is about 4 meters but would have a sink in that, the other bit would be nearly 2 with a job in it.
Yea would be an upstand installation and contained sink.

Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

16 Jun 2014 01:17
pops wrote: Sustainability is a big thing with muji so the 'cheap' woods are a sustainable and the pulp stuff is Eco isn't it ? Quality wise is fine at that price point.


Can't even imagine how bad that must sound.

"Sustainability" is such marketing bullshit. You wanna know what's sustainable? A fucking piece of real wood that won't ever break/wear out and that's classic so your grandchilren's grandchildren can use it. (I ain't never gonna have grandchildren snif)

But even Herman Miller pulls it. Boasts it's plastic shell chairs are recyclable, why would you spend AUD$600 on a chair and throw it out?? You'd use it till death, or I will. Anyway they're doing good ol earth destroying fibreglass again now, that' smore like it. Cool
pops
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4267 posts since 2/9/09

16 Jun 2014 12:11
Sustainability isn't bullshit. HM stopped using Brazilian Rosewood for the 670/71 in the '80s due to desforestation. its now endangered.

What they replaced it with was vastly inferior (cherry?) but easy to regenreate. Thankfully they're back in production with a sustainable rosewood but an '80s version is Cool
OnlyOneStop
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2943 posts since 3/8/08

18 Jun 2014 13:35
Can anyone recommend a architect in the South East (moving to Epsom) to help redesign the downstairs area incorporating a kitchen diner extension and side return?

Also, are their any good blog sites that chart the progress of those type of house projects?

Cheers.
pops
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4267 posts since 2/9/09

18 Jun 2014 19:49
Onlyonestop this extension is amazing !

http://platform5architects.com/project/mapledene
sydneyking
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5054 posts since 26/9/09

19 Jun 2014 09:16
Just copped a couple of Eames DCM chairs for the dining room for £250 Smiling picking them up tomorrow, only 4 more chairs to go Cry
southpaw.6
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394 posts since 1/6/10

19 Jun 2014 11:54
footmobile2000 wrote:
pops wrote: Sustainability is a big thing with muji so the 'cheap' woods are a sustainable and the pulp stuff is Eco isn't it ? Quality wise is fine at that price point.


Can't even imagine how bad that must sound.

"Sustainability" is such marketing bullshit. You wanna know what's sustainable? A fucking piece of real wood that won't ever break/wear out and that's classic so your grandchilren's grandchildren can use it. (I ain't never gonna have grandchildren snif)

But even Herman Miller pulls it. Boasts it's plastic shell chairs are recyclable, why would you spend AUD$600 on a chair and throw it out?? You'd use it till death, or I will. Anyway they're doing good ol earth destroying fibreglass again now, that' smore like it. Cool

I seem to remember reading that it was environmentally unfriendly by-products of producing fibre glass, that was the main rational for Herman Miller to start producing plastic chairs, in addition to fibre glass being difficult to recycle (although I'm sure profit was of course a factor!)
I do agree that no-one is throwing out these chairs, but I'm not sure if that was always the case. Those chairs were used in alot of public buildings at one point.

Does anyone know if Vitra is planning to switch to fibre glass also? If not I may go for Modernica soon
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

19 Jun 2014 12:11
southpaw.6 wrote: I seem to remember reading that it was environmentally unfriendly by-products of producing fibre glass, that was the main rational for Herman Miller to start producing plastic chairs, in addition to fibre glass being difficult to recycle (although I'm sure profit was of course a factor!)

yeah that's what a local stockist told me when I asked, all about being environmentally friendly. Well I guess paying customers trump the environment in the end. That's good, a lot of people don't realise that the environment is basically our natural enemy and we should try to destroy more of it.
morning mist
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3520 posts since 29/5/05

19 Jun 2014 16:38
no wonder you think so, bubble wrap is higher up than you on the food chain

Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

21 Jun 2014 10:49
Laughing out loud
pops
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4267 posts since 2/9/09

21 Jun 2014 13:15
house project is due to start in a month and the budget is under a bit of pressure so looking to make some savings. Any good alternatives to Farrow & Ball paint (white) ?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

21 Jun 2014 13:25
Just get a johnsons or leyland mixed to the same farrow and ball colour. Rowleys in putney will do it for ya.
sydneyking
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5054 posts since 26/9/09

22 Jun 2014 15:42
Proper boring one this but i'm after a dark wood dining table (walnut or oak) preferably an 8 seater and one that's not going to break the bank, seen a couple i've liked but they've been between 2-4k. Any suggestions of places i can look for something a bit cheaper but still decent quality?

Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

22 Jun 2014 15:52
http://sointeriors.co.uk/walnut-large-dining-table-seats-6-8/

I'm needing a fair bit new furniture for ma new gaff and i'm tempted to have a punt on this.
pops
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4267 posts since 2/9/09

posted 22 Jun 2014 19:14, edited 22 Jun 2014 19:14
Christ that table is so bad M Laughing out loud

in the same predicament Sydney but will make do with an old 60's industrial design table until I find 3-4k for what I want. It'll be a sound investment as the most used piece of furniture in my house.