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southpaw.6
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394 posts since 1/6/10

15 Sep 2015 22:25
There's a new monocle book on interiors, is pretty much what you'd expect..
Dee
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11196 posts since 22/11/07

18 Sep 2015 13:32
this weekend

http://www.openhouselondon.org.uk
DuffMan
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14284 posts since 21/2/07

20 Sep 2015 19:51
Bit of a weird one this but is there anywhere you can buy old scale models from architects?
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

21 Sep 2015 11:39
DuffMan wrote: Bit of a weird one this but is there anywhere you can buy old scale models from architects?

Old scale models from architects? My goodness, what an idea. Why didn't I think of that? Old scale models from architects! Duffman, there's four places. There's the Old scale models from architects Hut, that's on third.

There's Old scale models from architects-R-Us, that's on third too. You got Put-Your-Old scale models from architects-There.

That's on third. Old scale models from architects Inc… Matter of fact, they're all in the same complex; it's the Old scale models from architects complex on third.
OnlyOneStop
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2825 posts since 3/8/08

21 Sep 2015 12:04
What kind of subfloor do you need for reclaimed parquet flooring? I want to use it in my living rooms to replace the rubbish boards I have but don't know if I'll need to take those out and ply everywhere before the fitters come in.
DuffMan
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14284 posts since 21/2/07

21 Sep 2015 12:41
Thanks Mil, but noone is going to mistake you for Hank Scorpio.

I was surprised when I couldn't see any on ebay etc - maybe they just bin them every now and again?
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

21 Sep 2015 12:46
OnlyOneStop wrote: What kind of subfloor do you need for reclaimed parquet flooring? I want to use it in my living rooms to replace the rubbish boards I have but don't know if I'll need to take those out and ply everywhere before the fitters come in.
I think you need a ply base,our fitters did this for us,but we had taken up the boards already so it was just the joists, puling up the boards is a cunt of a job
InWonderland
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2655 posts since 8/2/07

21 Sep 2015 13:51
DuffMan wrote: Thanks Mil, but noone is going to mistake you for Hank Scorpio.

I was surprised when I couldn't see any on ebay etc - maybe they just bin them every now and again?

Asked the fella who's an architect..
'the only place I can think of is maybe approaching universities at the end of year.
Never heard of a place where you can buy them, or just going to an architects office and asking.
These days people don't tend to make them anymore and if they have old ones they probably just chuck them away'
OnlyOneStop
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2825 posts since 3/8/08

21 Sep 2015 14:47
seenmy wrote:
OnlyOneStop wrote: What kind of subfloor do you need for reclaimed parquet flooring? I want to use it in my living rooms to replace the rubbish boards I have but don't know if I'll need to take those out and ply everywhere before the fitters come in.
I think you need a ply base,our fitters did this for us,but we had taken up the boards already so it was just the joists, puling up the boards is a cunt of a job

Cheers. Do you know what kind of thermal barrier you used? Is it sufficient to keep the rooms warm?
DuffMan
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14284 posts since 21/2/07

21 Sep 2015 16:00
Cheers InWonderland, more or less what I figured. Some places deffo still make them though, went round a few quite well known offices for open house and there were some great new models and one even had a big new workshop for making them.
southpaw.6
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394 posts since 1/6/10

21 Sep 2015 19:09
Obviously not really the same thing, but you know these guys - Duffman? http://www.chiselandmouse.com/model-buildings.html
NickMSM
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371 posts since 21/8/13

21 Sep 2015 19:33
A design college might have some? Took my son to view a secondary school last week and there were loads of models in the graphic design department.
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

22 Sep 2015 11:04
DuffMan wrote: Thanks Mil, but noone is going to mistake you for Hank Scorpio.

Sad I wanna be Hank Scorpion…
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

22 Sep 2015 11:42
OnlyOneStop wrote:
seenmy wrote:
OnlyOneStop wrote: What kind of subfloor do you need for reclaimed parquet flooring? I want to use it in my living rooms to replace the rubbish boards I have but don't know if I'll need to take those out and ply everywhere before the fitters come in.
I think you need a ply base,our fitters did this for us,but we had taken up the boards already so it was just the joists, puling up the boards is a cunt of a job

Cheers. Do you know what kind of thermal barrier you used? Is it sufficient to keep the rooms warm?

we used the stuff you put in the roof between all the joists(celotex) and then laid the ply on top of that,its ok, wood floors will always be cold under foot unless you lay heating under,I'm pretty sure Lanz has underfloor under his

illwill
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3653 posts since 17/5/04

22 Sep 2015 11:50
InWonderland wrote:
DuffMan wrote: Thanks Mil, but noone is going to mistake you for Hank Scorpio.

I was surprised when I couldn't see any on ebay etc - maybe they just bin them every now and again?

Asked the fella who's an architect..
'the only place I can think of is maybe approaching universities at the end of year.
Never heard of a place where you can buy them, or just going to an architects office and asking.
These days people don't tend to make them anymore and if they have old ones they probably just chuck them away'

Last time I went to the RA Summer Exhibition there were loads of fucking spectacular architectural models on show. I think they are often for sale.
OnlyOneStop
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2825 posts since 3/8/08

22 Sep 2015 12:43
Seenmy, did you put the Celotex in yourself? What did you use to stop the insulation falling through? Or just relying on it holding tight between the joists?
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

posted 22 Sep 2015 13:32, edited 22 Sep 2015 13:32
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seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

22 Sep 2015 13:33
seenmy wrote: I just wedged it in between the joists,if you wanted to be double sure,you could just put some nails below it to stop t dropping down,but I found it to fit really snug if cut right, its easy enough to do,if you have a bit of patience no real skill required
ginner
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259 posts since 15/4/14

22 Sep 2015 23:39
you can also use painters caulk in any gaps between the cellotex and joints to seal it in but I found some holding screws easier to do albeit there are some gaps. Get a saw and get a decent face and eye mask when you are cutting it, especially if it is the thick stuff. It is horrible stuff if you breath in the dust or get it in your eye. Ordered it from Travis Perkins about 40% the cost of b and q.
OnlyOneStop
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2825 posts since 3/8/08

23 Sep 2015 08:42
Thanks lads. I think I'd rather go the extra mile and do this rather than fudge it and lay some floating insulation under my wooden floor. Best take a day or two off work..