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beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

29 Oct 2016 20:25
Yeah, fucking sucks. Fortunately they didn't take much or anything that isn't easily replaceable- took the telly (which was old and not great), mine and the wife's work laptops and a tiny bit of jewellery so I expect they were just scag heads or kids as they left so much stuff that was more valuable than the stuff they took. Fucking horrible feeling though and the worst timing ever as my wife was in hospital after the premature birth of of our second son, who was in Intensive Care- it has been a shitty week!
quest
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3214 posts since 11/7/11

29 Oct 2016 21:19
Cunts, well at least the stuff was easily replaceable.
Hope everything works out which I'm sure it will, and congrats to you and your wife, hope for a speedy recovery.
leemac74
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979 posts since 30/4/08

29 Oct 2016 21:27
beedub wrote: Yeah, fucking sucks. Fortunately they didn't take much or anything that isn't easily replaceable- took the telly (which was old and not great), mine and the wife's work laptops and a tiny bit of jewellery so I expect they were just scag heads or kids as they left so much stuff that was more valuable than the stuff they took. Fucking horrible feeling though and the worst timing ever as my wife was in hospital after the premature birth of of our second son, who was in Intensive Care- it has been a shitty week!

Feel for you mate, best wishes for the nipper.
manula
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1648 posts since 11/9/11

29 Oct 2016 21:55
Cry
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

29 Oct 2016 22:10
Thanks gents, little one is already much better and will hopefully be home soon.
Goldie
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4599 posts since 17/10/07

30 Oct 2016 15:51
Fucking scum mate, hate the feeling of having people in your house. We got burgalled whilst I was at my firs swimming lesson aged 5 and I didn't sleep properly for a long time. Hope you get back sorted soon mate.
On the fencing thing try Wickes or Jewsons, or a local ironmongers.
joeyjojo
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3926 posts since 24/8/06

3 Nov 2016 14:59
okay so got another question regarding my refurb..

my bathroom is pretty small, like 1.2 x 4.2 metres ish and is internal. I never ever use the bath, although I do like baths its just not that nice inside with no natural light or anything, so I'm pretty sure I'm gonna get rid of it and have a shower, whats the opinion of this in general?

so i want to put a walk in show in place at the end of the bathroom
imagine it looking like this..

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and the door is at the bottom wheres its open
I want to put a walk in shower at the end, I'm gonna be tiling the walls white metro and the floor a gray slate kind of colour, then the shower tray ill match to the grey slate as much as poss and have it low profile. So kind of like a wet room but not quite
so the plan is to have the shower tray horizontally at the end, around 1200 mm length and sticking out around 800m downwards, then having the shower screen stuck on the left (800 mm down obv) coming across maybe 800 mm..

ive got 2 questions

is 40 cms enough to actually walk into the shower (whole width 1200 - 800 shower screen) I'm trying to visualise with measures but cant
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will water end up splashing everywhere or is 800 mm enough to keep it out

does anyone understand what I'm banging on about ?

joeyjojo
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3926 posts since 24/8/06

3 Nov 2016 14:59
ah that image hasn't worked at all forget it
Mookie_blaylock
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1577 posts since 19/7/06

3 Nov 2016 16:51
joey 40cm is not wide enough. I think you need at least 60cm but if you do it like that water will end up splashinh everywhere.
I would put a glass door

joeyjojo
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3926 posts since 24/8/06

3 Nov 2016 17:32
Yeah I reckon, just doesn't have quite the same affect I guess
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

3 Nov 2016 17:59
why not just do a wet room? in a small space like that you might not even need a screen,if you keep the loo and basin off the ground plum in to walls would be easy to clean down etc.

that or you probably need to think about a deeper shower tray to have better chance of catching the splash.
joeyjojo
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3926 posts since 24/8/06

3 Nov 2016 18:01
Looked into a wet room but would need the place tanked or something and would be too much
Dee
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11142 posts since 22/11/07

posted 3 Nov 2016 18:14, edited 3 Nov 2016 18:14
I nearly went for a wet room, small bathroom, no windows but opted for a shower inside the bath in pretty much the same config (swapped sink and WC), mainly due to the little one and we are likely to sell quite soon. Went white on grey too but all matt. All the builders recommended not to go with the wet room but I reckon they were just trying to point me a more simple job.

Why not go without the tray and fully tile with a gradient?

edit - just seen the replies!

Goldie
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4599 posts since 17/10/07

3 Nov 2016 23:13
You can get a dark grey/black metal framed sliding door, might look good against the slate floor

Ulster_Blue
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5173 posts since 16/7/06

15 Nov 2016 10:48
Any alternatives to the Eames Compact sofa?
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

15 Nov 2016 13:46
Want to get one of these two as a present for someone. Has anyone got either/both? Opinions?

https://wordery.com/the-kinfolk-home-nathan-williams-9781579656652?cTrk=Mjg3OTM5NTF8NTgyYjEwYzc2MmM5MzoxOjk6NTgyYjEwN2UwMmNmNjguNDEyMDIyMTk6NDc3ZGEzODA%3D

https://wordery.com/the-monocle-guide-to-cosy-homes-monocle-9783899555608?cTrk=Mjg3OTM5MjR8NTgyYjEwYzA1ZmVhMzoxOjQ6NTgyYjEwN2UwMmNmNjguNDEyMDIyMTk6MDc4YmZhZDI%3D
Ulster_Blue
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5173 posts since 16/7/06

16 Nov 2016 10:12
Any idea for bold living room wall art? Don't know where to start…
diederik
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3179 posts since 16/8/11

16 Nov 2016 10:26
Ulster_Blue wrote: Any alternatives to the Eames Compact sofa?

Not exactly the same but two minimalist (Dutch) mid-century sofa's you can look for are the Martin Visser for Spectrum (link) or Robert Parry for Gelderland (link)
joeyjojo
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3926 posts since 24/8/06

16 Nov 2016 19:41
okay back to a walk in shower,

what are peoples opinions on…

so my walls are going to be white matrix tiles with white grout (metro without bezel), the floor and shower tray is gonna be all natural slate..

for the scandi/ new nordic look

should i go for a shower like this …


https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/316237205062931019/

or concealed shower so just the head on top and the controls in front..

thoughts ?

having a flat refurbed is s fucking nightmare

Dee
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11142 posts since 22/11/07

posted 16 Nov 2016 21:30, edited 16 Nov 2016 21:30
For a small internal bathroom without a window, I would suggest you keep it simple and minimal. Spout or a head, or if a fixture with exposed pipe then as clean (design) as possible.

One thing we find with a small internal bathroom (without a window) is you get more condensation settling, the more exposed then more marks and possible limescale deposits and it's harder to keep it looking nice. (we're also in a hard water area so I think it's more of an issue)