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Goldie
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4818 posts since 17/10/07

3 Jul 2021 06:59
seenmy wrote: shiply is ok, but when it goes wrong its annoying, recently had a cast iron bath delivered turned up at 11pm, missing parts that were not collected (part seller issue part them not checking against listing) finally got the thing in the house after about an hour and then established they had chipped the enamel causing more damage than the bath was worth… got about half my money back and now got a 200kg bath stuck in my utility room that ive got work out getting rid of.. thats out me off shiply luckily seem to have found a guy near me who ic an deal direct with with good rates

Can get old cast baths re-enameled by specialist companies if you wanted to keep it/flog it
Rez
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8678 posts since 5/4/09

3 Jul 2021 07:22
If anyone's got a recommended company for re enamelling an old cast iron bath please do share, would really appreciate it
Dee
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12019 posts since 22/11/07

3 Jul 2021 18:15
There's a few about, google them, our kid has just pulled a beautiful cast iron bath out of his new home in Edinburgh (probably going to put some plastic crap in its place!) there's a few around that area that refurb them so I'm sure there be a few about the UK. He's got a nice pr of vintage globe taps in great condition, could get em at a good rate if int.
seenmy
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6654 posts since 17/6/06

5 Jul 2021 14:56
if the bath in question was a bit more special I would consider it, but its a reproduction and we got quoted about 500 to fully re enamel as its about a 6 inch chip so hard to blend in, so just not really worth it and in reflection I have no idea how we would get it up the stairs in our cottage…., just have to cut losses, Ive got an interesting original one i got on eBay which we will foot the reno bill on as that will retain the value once its done. waiting to see if our friends take the old one before it goes on gum tree for free
R
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13291 posts since 17/5/03

posted 14 Jul 2021 21:07, edited 14 Jul 2021 21:07
would like to see this ercol teramo bed (king size) in the next couple of days. collection only from nw london. rrp £1270 & purchased from barker & stonehouse 18 months ago.

MrW
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3014 posts since 1/8/11

15 Jul 2021 11:03
darko wrote: we need an indoor garden thread

Did one get started? Couldn't find one.

Wife wants a monstera, reasonably well established, nowhere local appears to have anything. Any recommendations for online shops?
Rdes1974
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269 posts since 29/1/14

15 Jul 2021 11:22
MrW wrote:
darko wrote: we need an indoor garden thread

Did one get started? Couldn't find one.

Wife wants a monstera, reasonably well established, nowhere local appears to have anything. Any recommendations for online shops?

ive got new ones growing after taking cuts from the first plant. about to get two more going. So if you can get one easy to multiply.
darko
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1065 posts since 4/10/12

15 Jul 2021 11:27
MrW wrote:
darko wrote: we need an indoor garden thread

Did one get started? Couldn't find one.

Wife wants a monstera, reasonably well established, nowhere local appears to have anything. Any recommendations for online shops?

Yeah it did, somewhere!

How much do you want to spend roughly? I can chuck a few links in here later.
andymakesglasses
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20590 posts since 26/1/06

posted 15 Jul 2021 12:03, edited 15 Jul 2021 12:03
MrW wrote: Wife wants a monstera, reasonably well established, nowhere local appears to have anything. Any recommendations for online shops?

I bought one from here at the end of November (although it's listed as 40-50cm in my e-mail confirmation). It's getting on for double the size now (volume rather than purely height).

https://www.gardenersdream.co.uk//monstera-deliciosa-swiss-cheese-plant-p4690/s15750
MrW
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3014 posts since 1/8/11

16 Jul 2021 13:13
Thanks for the suggestions and links, appreciated Cool

After all that, just read monsteras are toxic for cats so looks like I need to re-think.
JustinCredible
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2691 posts since 11/6/08

17 Jul 2021 09:02
Buying an old 15th century house with a thatched roof, original fireplaces, exposed beams etc. inside so a lot of our furniture is not going to work. Looking for some ideas / inspiration. Anyone worth following on insta?
m15try
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1254 posts since 18/8/09

17 Jul 2021 09:52
https://instagram.com/inigo.house ?

From the modern house guys but focussed on historic places.
m15try
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1254 posts since 18/8/09

17 Jul 2021 10:04
https://www.instagram.com/p/CO2OBsDi800/

Rate this one
seenmy
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6654 posts since 17/6/06

posted 17 Jul 2021 11:55, edited 17 Jul 2021 11:55
look up ben Pentreath instagram and his books worth a look, bibleofbritishtaste on insta , restorationhouserochester on insta 8 hollandstreet also
Rez
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8678 posts since 5/4/09

posted 17 Jul 2021 13:06, edited 17 Jul 2021 13:06
Mrw monsteras are toxic but only as in will hurt their mouths a bit if eaten, and then hopefully they won't try it again. Main thing you need to avoid is lilies of any kind for cats.

My kitten keeps on picking fights with the plants, trying some bitter apple spray to help deter and limes in the pot, anyone else got any tips?
Fläsket
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3916 posts since 14/8/04

18 Jul 2021 01:30
MrW wrote:
darko wrote: we need an indoor garden thread

Did one get started? Couldn't find one.
You look in Stoney's?
andymakesglasses
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20590 posts since 26/1/06

18 Jul 2021 07:54
Laughing out loud
stoney
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17755 posts since 22/1/05

18 Jul 2021 17:21
Laughing out loud update on ours. Had the builders knock up a media wall and a local dude make a sofa.





RickRude
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3890 posts since 13/1/12

18 Jul 2021 17:30
looks Cool
joeyjojo
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4615 posts since 24/8/06

18 Jul 2021 19:29
Very nice !