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EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

28 Aug 2014 21:21
trust me, you need a proper sofa to flop on with pizza. those photos are for shoots but no one actually lives like that.
Mr.X.
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3109 posts since 23/6/13

28 Aug 2014 21:25
What are you on about? Are you a ninja turtle from the sewers? People eat pizza in the dining area/room.
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

29 Aug 2014 08:55
Mr.X. wrote: That bed is so small!!!!!!! How do you live?

i know i"m a walking frankenstein
pops
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4258 posts since 2/9/09

29 Aug 2014 18:54
Found a EKC PK31 that I'm tempted to buy. Any thoughts on a reasonable price to pay ? Nick ? Anyone ?




NickMSM
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417 posts since 21/8/13

30 Aug 2014 11:42
I have the baby brother. As for price, they vary a lot IMO but something sensible would be around £3500-4000 I would say.

exactlythat
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2345 posts since 27/10/07

posted 31 Aug 2014 10:01, edited 31 Aug 2014 10:01
i'm a bit unsure on what to do with this flooring. it's an old building repurposed a couple of times.

i had to take out a stud wall which revealed this:



we're definitely taking the engineered wood floor out, and after having someone in they're suggesting either attempt to finish this screed (its a bit too soft and powdery), or adding a concrete micro-topping. both of those options seem a bit off but i'm especially not up for a decorative concrete veneer.

now i'm thinking of cutting through the screed and digging down to the concrete flooring below this. this is a 3rd floor flat that's been repurposed several times, and i'm almost certain this is the previous industrial flooring used. i'm just looking at the different options but any suggestions/ advice would be valued.
inversesquare
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6742 posts since 7/6/08

31 Aug 2014 12:29
At least there's no chance of a draught getting through all that.
seenmy
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6654 posts since 17/6/06

31 Aug 2014 14:08
just a thought, as its a flat, could some of the layers in this floor be to do with soundproofing? depending what kind of building it is you could have issues if you remove it with the flats below and building owner.might be worth checking out and conforming before you pull it up
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

1 Sep 2014 22:18
Any website suggestions for lighting?
seenmy
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6654 posts since 17/6/06

2 Sep 2014 09:45
ambient direct
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

2 Sep 2014 09:47
Cheers mate Smiling
shame
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1733 posts since 17/7/12

posted 2 Sep 2014 13:51, edited 2 Sep 2014 13:51
edit: canceled the order…
OnlyOneStop
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2936 posts since 3/8/08

4 Sep 2014 11:52
Has anyone painted kitchen cupboard doors before? Just moved into a new house and until I get an architect in to design a new kitchen/diner i need to live with the existing pine nightmare. Any ideas on the best paint to use?
pops
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4258 posts since 2/9/09

5 Sep 2014 07:33
NickMSM wrote: I have the baby brother. As for price, they vary a lot IMO but something sensible would be around £3500-4000 I would say.
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Thanks Nick. It's up for a little less so not unreasonable.
sofashionmuchamaze
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851 posts since 12/12/13

5 Sep 2014 08:00
OnlyOneStop wrote: Has anyone painted kitchen cupboard doors before? Just moved into a new house and until I get an architect in to design a new kitchen/diner i need to live with the existing pine nightmare. Any ideas on the best paint to use?

It totally depends on what kind they are. If they are solid wood you can sand them down and just use any paint for wood, but anything cheap and/or glossy you are out of luck in most cases.
andymakesglasses
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20590 posts since 26/1/06

5 Sep 2014 08:02
OnlyOneStop wrote: Has anyone painted kitchen cupboard doors before? Just moved into a new house and until I get an architect in to design a new kitchen/diner i need to live with the existing pine nightmare. Any ideas on the best paint to use?

I can't remember the paint they used but they mentioned a specific kind of paint in the episode of The £100k House: Tricks of the Trade that was on the other night.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04gvdpm/the-100k-house-tricks-of-the-trade-episode-1
OnlyOneStop
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2936 posts since 3/8/08

5 Sep 2014 08:25
Nice one.

They're that horrible orange, knotty pine. Shouldn't be too hard to cover up - I'll check out that tv show. Cheers.
skream
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983 posts since 23/10/11

5 Sep 2014 08:54
are they varnished?
NickMSM
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417 posts since 21/8/13

5 Sep 2014 09:25
pops wrote:
NickMSM wrote: I have the baby brother. As for price, they vary a lot IMO but something sensible would be around £3500-4000 I would say.
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Thanks Nick. It's up for a little less so not unreasonable.

Go for it, absolutely bullet proof and EKC will always be hot.
OnlyOneStop
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2936 posts since 3/8/08

5 Sep 2014 09:28
skream wrote: are they varnished?

nah don't think so, might be waxed tho'. gonna use a specialist degreaser then a primer before the top coat(s). not sure what kind of paint to use for that tho'