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andrew_
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372 posts since 23/1/10

posted 1 Sep 2017 17:52, edited 1 Sep 2017 17:52
Fuzzyduck121 wrote: whilst TV's are being discussed any tips on best soundbar to get please
ideally under £1000 but will consider other recommends

Sonos Playbar.
Looks sliiightly dated now, but still sounds huge, and you get the benefit of Sonos app etc.
Currently on sale at amazon which is v rare for the brand.
Price may drop further depending on what their big 'voice command' announcement is on Oct 4th, I'm holding out until then.
Fuzzyduck121
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1401 posts since 14/12/12

1 Sep 2017 18:06
Cheers
Was considering
Hearing good stuff about atmos stuff so may spend the extra and go for that
MLI
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3484 posts since 6/10/09

5 Sep 2017 09:00
andrew_ wrote:
Fuzzyduck121 wrote: whilst TV's are being discussed any tips on best soundbar to get please
ideally under £1000 but will consider other recommends

Sonos Playbar.
Looks sliiightly dated now, but still sounds huge, and you get the benefit of Sonos app etc.
Currently on sale at amazon which is v rare for the brand.
Price may drop further depending on what their big 'voice command' announcement is on Oct 4th, I'm holding out until then.

smh

Heard some clueless DOD employee today talking about how old audio stuff is so bulky and there's wires and stuff. Fuckin Roll Eyes
MLI
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3484 posts since 6/10/09

posted 16 Sep 2017 04:11, edited 16 Sep 2017 04:11
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pops
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3763 posts since 2/9/09

posted 16 Sep 2017 16:53, edited 16 Sep 2017 16:53
Cracking new book from the 20th century society. As well as featuring some of best known c20 houses (Gropius , Gwynn, Hopkins) it also has many relatively unknown houses. Recommended

andymakesglasses
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19886 posts since 26/1/06

19 Sep 2017 09:02
Has anyone seen any cool / interesting / colourful cordless landline phones? Struggling to find anything that isn't a black / silver / white brick.

Wondered about the Swissvoice ePure 2 but I don't like the fact that it uses their own battery rather than AAAs (i.e. potentially more difficult to replace in the future). I don't mind this Philips phone but can't find it for sale anywhere in the wood finish.
MLI
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3484 posts since 6/10/09

19 Sep 2017 10:33
GameOver
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1819 posts since 1/6/06

20 Sep 2017 13:42
Looking for a bit of advice. I'm currently undergoing a full house renovation and going through recent invoices from my builder (which are itemised), I've noticed he's been over-charging me significantly for materials.

Approx materials invoiced cost: £4,000
Approx market cost: £2,600 (sourced from wickes, toolstation and screwfix)
Approx over-invoice: £1,400

I understand that traditionally builders have used materials to make extra margin, and also get that he's taking time, labour, petrol etc. to source these so that I don't have to - so would expect prices to be a little above the sources, however the above amount is pretty significant.

He's approx 2/3 through the job so need to be careful how I approach this - appreciate any thoughts…
Jimmy326
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4549 posts since 22/9/07

20 Sep 2017 14:57
I've never had a full refurb done, but when I had my central heating fitting, and lounge renovated, both tradesmen were happy to provide me with the receipts for the materials purchased for the jobs. Maybe ask him and he might find a few 'errors' in his calculations and re-price - or he might knock fuck out of you.
andymakesglasses
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19886 posts since 26/1/06

20 Sep 2017 15:04
Are you definitely comparing like for like?
GameOver
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1819 posts since 1/6/06

20 Sep 2017 15:13
yeah, definitely - the odd thing is, he's itemised everything (literally hiding in plain site) pretty much down to the brand:

e.g. VARILIGHT SCREWLESS - 1 Gang 2 Way 400W LED Dimmer

Builder Invoice: £22.68
Skewfix: £14.95
Crackajack
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6546 posts since 21/4/05

20 Sep 2017 17:14
Bit cheeky for him to put the link to the direct highstreet price right on there - he's proper mugging you off.
shame
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1533 posts since 17/7/12

20 Sep 2017 17:48
maybe he just doesn't get the same wholesale prices like the sites u mentioned and all he does is too charge the 'normal' prices provided by the brands?
U mentioned yourself that he does the job u wont wanna do, so even if he makes a little extra it does sound reasonable to me.
maybe i'm a little naive, but just talk to him nice & honestly? U can't really loose anything right?
Jaymo85
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167 posts since 28/3/13

posted 20 Sep 2017 18:31, edited 20 Sep 2017 18:31
Did you not get a quote/estimate? As long as its in line with what you thought was ok for the overall cost then you can't grumble? Maybe he's charging less for labour and putting the material through as more so he can claim more back? Dunno if it works like that.
Birdman
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1287 posts since 10/3/10

26 Sep 2017 18:05
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48734331.html

Ubercool
reety
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7 posts since 23/6/13

27 Sep 2017 13:58
Does anyone happen to know what the chair is in this pic?

https://goo.gl/images/BTqkfv
fouineoursb
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1463 posts since 12/11/06

27 Sep 2017 14:28
Difficult to say from the angle, but it looks like the fauteuil de salon from Jean Prouvé
https://www.vitra.com/fr-ch/living/product/details/fauteuil-de-salon
reety
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7 posts since 23/6/13

28 Sep 2017 09:38
fouineoursb wrote: Difficult to say from the angle, but it looks like the fauteuil de salon from Jean Prouvé
https://www.vitra.com/fr-ch/living/product/details/fauteuil-de-salon

Looks right, thanks
shame
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1533 posts since 17/7/12

posted 1 Oct 2017 17:21, edited 1 Oct 2017 17:21
Just installed my new room divider and i'm really pleased with the look and especially the length.
A good friend (who is a interior designer…) told me that i def. have to cut the curtain. 15 mm above the floor seems to be the industry standard. Doesn't this change the look completly?
- cheers, any 2nd opinion is highly appreciated. Cool

Mr.X.
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2668 posts since 23/6/13

1 Oct 2017 17:44
Room divider, is that a new word for curtain? Hospital chic.