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13080 posts since 17/5/03

posted 25 Jun 2020 23:25, edited 25 Jun 2020 23:25
is anyone able to id these chairs, please?

edit: found

discobobulated
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910 posts since 21/4/10

posted 27 Jun 2020 07:41, edited 27 Jun 2020 07:41
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MrW
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2794 posts since 1/8/11

3 Jul 2020 08:58
Not sure if this is the best place to ask but looking to do some work on our house which will include taking wall down between kitchen & dining room, opening up kitchen & utility, new kitchen, opening out to garden and more. Will no doubt require significant structural work as well as complete kitchen redesign & fit.

What would usually be the best approach - architect to plan out the space, who would hopefully recommend builders for the structural work, then kitchen designer to work in parallel with architect & builders?

We're thinking the benefit of an architect would be to look beyond what a kitchen designer might see, but is this the case?

Not done anything like this before so not sure where to start Oops Advice welcomed.
andymakesglasses
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20439 posts since 26/1/06

4 Jul 2020 08:59
It depends very much on the architect really so try and get recommendations on one to use. Not all architects are visionaries.

We took down a couple of walls and did a kitchen and bathroom. We actually spoke to builders first and one of them recommended an architect they worked with. We already knew what we wanted to do so I drew up plans and then the architect redid them to conform to building regs. The architect then recommended a structural engineer for that part.

It depends what kind of kitchen you're after but we went for a Howdens one which the builders passed on at more or less (their) cost. Again we knew what we wanted in the way of layout so worked with the Howdens designer to achieve that.
seenmy
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6602 posts since 17/6/06

4 Jul 2020 11:06
A lot would also depend on the look you want, but I would expect a good practice would be able to take on the kitchen side also and work with a good cabinet maker to build bespoke (which depending what kind of spec kitchen you are thinking) will often work out more cost effective and likely higher quality, I would expect a lot of smaller practices would also be good to just work on re skinning ikea cabinets etc.

all about finding the right practice who have done work to your taste
Alfi
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220 posts since 12/10/09

posted 4 Jul 2020 17:50, edited 4 Jul 2020 17:50
Architect seems like a waste of cash in that instance. I’d just contact a structural engineer and then submit the plans to the council.

If by chance you live anywhere near Sheffield I can recommend a great structural engineer that I’ve used on my place for similar works.

I’m currently renovating a Victorian terrace that used to be a Ganja farm. It’s all consuming , absolutely everything on this place is completely fucked.
MrW
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2794 posts since 1/8/11

5 Jul 2020 08:50
Thanks for the suggestions, have had a couple of recommendations of practices who've done similar projects and who've managed the whole lifecycle so have got them booked in. We have an idea what we'd like but the most important thing is getting the structural design right first, I'm hoping someone who does it for a living will see beyond the basic 'knock this through' approach.
eazypz
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3230 posts since 16/4/10

5 Jul 2020 20:12
There’s a wall lamp I’m looking for, which I’m sure I’ve seen on here somewhere.

Similar to a BTC lamp, but extends and looks slightly different from memory.

Any ideas?
Birdman
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1458 posts since 10/3/10

6 Jul 2020 00:21
Artemide Tolomeo? There are quite a few variants, but this one is probably the most famous;

https://www.davidvillagelighting.co.uk/product/Artemide-Tolomeo-LED-Wall-Light/13591

You might be talking about this one?;

https://www.davidvillagelighting.co.uk/product/Artemide-Tolomeo-Basculante-Parete-Wall-Light/875
Dreep
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1482 posts since 29/7/08

6 Jul 2020 00:29
I know they banned those fake Hermes lounge chairs in the UK but anywhere to pick one up, just wanting as decoratively so not too fussed on quality.
diederik
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3251 posts since 16/8/11

6 Jul 2020 10:15
eazypz wrote: There’s a wall lamp I’m looking for, which I’m sure I’ve seen on here somewhere.

Similar to a BTC lamp, but extends and looks slightly different from memory.

Any ideas?

Gubi BL series perhaps?
eazypz
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3230 posts since 16/4/10

7 Jul 2020 11:54
Cheers lads, it was a best lite I had originally seen, but I prefer the shape and slightly more industrial look of the Artemide Tolomeo.

Any idea where to get a vintage wall lamp similar to it from?
sodomgomorra
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1601 posts since 24/3/14

7 Jul 2020 22:08
Dreep wrote: those fake Hermes lounge chairs

What?
saxonheights
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360 posts since 17/8/11

8 Jul 2020 09:29
sodomgomorra wrote:
Dreep wrote: those fake Hermes lounge chairs

What?

Maybe he means Eames?
roophees
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1742 posts since 18/12/10

8 Jul 2020 10:54
Just had a mare with a DFS sofa we ordered back in January 20. Only managed to get delivered today, but turns out it won't even fit through the stairwell and into our flat. Windows not big enough to get hoistal service through, so now back to square one.

Any recommendation for shops/websites for a 3-4 seater corner sofa? Looking around £1k.
diederik
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3251 posts since 16/8/11

posted 8 Jul 2020 12:13, edited 8 Jul 2020 12:13
In that price range (and you probably want something modular due to size restrictions) something like Ikea Soderhamm?

Can get custom fabric (https://bemz.com/en-gb/ikea-series/soderhamn/sofa-covers) and legs too (https://www.prettypegs.com/us/ikea-sofa-legs/197-soderhamn/replacement-sofa-legs) if needed.
roophees
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1742 posts since 18/12/10

8 Jul 2020 13:09
^ Soderhamn with custom covers is a good shout - cheers. Think one of the points that veto'd it back when we were choosing the sofa was the fabrics and colours so that helps.

Other modular sofa links would be greatly appreciated too.
jogon321
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679 posts since 13/4/12

8 Jul 2020 18:56
roophees wrote: ^ Soderhamn with custom covers is a good shout - cheers. Think one of the points that veto'd it back when we were choosing the sofa was the fabrics and colours so that helps.

Other modular sofa links would be greatly appreciated too.

https://www.sofa.com/gb/sofas/square-arms/long-island-sofa/p/CS-LON
eazypz
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3230 posts since 16/4/10

8 Jul 2020 19:33
jogon321 wrote:
roophees wrote: ^ Soderhamn with custom covers is a good shout - cheers. Think one of the points that veto'd it back when we were choosing the sofa was the fabrics and colours so that helps.

Other modular sofa links would be greatly appreciated too.

https://www.sofa.com/gb/sofas/square-arms/long-island-sofa/p/CS-LON

Typical FUK Laughing out loud
Instantly double the price for a 2-module sofa.

Upcycled Ikea probably your best, unless you’re happy to wait 6-10 weeks for a made to order (I’m assuming Ikea is readily available)

We got this from DFS in grey and it came in pieces, armrests and back rest came apart and into our flat quite easily.
https://m.dfs.co.uk/freya/fryn4ectm
roophees
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1742 posts since 18/12/10

8 Jul 2020 19:59
Alright cheers lads.

We’ve been on the phone to try get the DFS sofa redelivered… turns out it was delivered in 2 instead of 3 pieces.