General Discussion: interior design


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seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

4 Dec 2012 19:07
its like buying a knock off rolex (which you would turn your nose up at the thought of) to try to dupe people in to thinking you have 'nice' furniture, if you don't appreciate the design enough to have the real thing, there should be options of 'good' design in your price bracket
R
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12967 posts since 17/5/03

4 Dec 2012 19:08
agree with you on watches, my perception of furniture is its more acceptable, but i understand your opinion.
pops
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3991 posts since 2/9/09

4 Dec 2012 19:23
Fake/real - its an interesting debate & not always clear cut.for example, HM own the licence for Eames designs in USA. Modernica make Eames bucket chairs to the original design in the original material ,fiberglass on the original machinery that they bought from HM. Whereas HM now make them in polyprop that Eames never used or approved. So which is "real" ? !
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

4 Dec 2012 20:33
Toasted wrote:
Dee wrote: we had a valliant ecotec pro 28 put in almost 12 months ago - cost us £1400 fitted. Came recommended by a friend who was a fitter until he shattered both of his legs in an accident. His pal fitted it but think it was about the normal rate for labour.

Just had a Vaillant ecotech pro 28 put in last month. Replaced a Baxi POS that was put in in 1998. Plumber Stripped out the old conventional system, installed new boiler to a different place, hot water and cold water filters etc. replaced all rads and re-piped two floors incl main GAS pipe from the meter for £3400 - oh, he installed a new shower too, main point of new boiler was getting rid of the shitty electric shower.

Guido, replacing your boiler will save you a heap of cash in the long run. We did some tests (no nan kid) and we're using between 40 and 50% of the Gas we were using with the old boiler.

Cheers for the info, spent another day working in the house today and so much to do… Will upload more pics in a bit. Back at work tomorrow so that will slow things down.

Regarding the boiler, how much do you predict it will save you a year then? Need to work out where the cash can and needs to be spent first.
Jesus
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5969 posts since 7/10/08

4 Dec 2012 20:42
might be worth relocating as well, gets it off that dining room wall
bill
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4901 posts since 5/8/09

4 Dec 2012 20:43
he said he was gonna do that i think.

There are certain rules as to where you can put them as well, for venting etc…
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

4 Dec 2012 20:43
where is good for bathrooms, thats next on our list, want a good roll top bath and a nice sink (victorian style) + taps and a nice shower set up, bit like below,
sydneyking
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4488 posts since 26/9/09

4 Dec 2012 20:52
Shower curtain like that, gives you no room, sticks to you and is cold
Jesus
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5969 posts since 7/10/08

4 Dec 2012 20:54
where is good for bathrooms, thats next on our list, want a good roll top bath and a nice sink (victorian style)

reclamation yard?
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

4 Dec 2012 21:08
needs to be new, I dont want to spend ages piecing together old items, want to be able to get taps that match sink etc.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

4 Dec 2012 21:13
Jesus wrote: might be worth relocating as well, gets it off that dining room wall

it's currently on what would be described as the utility room wall, the room is almost 5m in length though so a big room that has huge potential but as you say the boiler needs moving which I'd like to do. If it was moved a couple meters left it would then be on the same wall effectively but in the garage which is a far better option.

Started on the living room today, managed to get all the wallpaper off the ceiling…. yes every ceiling has wallpaper on Cry



Managed to create a nice mess above the fireplace but this was already loose.


View from the upstairs window…




Dee
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11092 posts since 22/11/07

4 Dec 2012 22:22
sydneyking wrote: Shower curtain like that, gives you no room, sticks to you and is cold


only if you're twenny clem plus.


Dee
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11092 posts since 22/11/07

7 Dec 2012 18:49
does anyone know of any designers working in aluminium, pref Europe

I'm looking for a shelf but also interested in seating/stools along the lines of these:

http://hale-id.com/product/jack-stool



these are perfect but $4K and USA


suck your mum
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2389 posts since 7/4/04

8 Dec 2012 08:06
Go custom mate. I use a company in Erith in Kent called Reliagraphics for all my metal work stuff. Top quality.
jimm
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1558 posts since 22/11/04

8 Dec 2012 14:26
the_boy_lanz wrote: Fake/real - its an interesting debate & not always clear cut.for example, HM own the licence for Eames designs in USA. Modernica make Eames bucket chairs to the original design in the original material ,fiberglass on the original machinery that they bought from HM. Whereas HM now make them in polyprop that Eames never used or approved. So which is "real" ? !

Do people really care about that? I think it's pretty accepted that modern manufacturing techniques and new materials might be a more appropriate way to make furniture today.

You have to remember that Eames and co didn't design with great environmental sensitivity as it wasn't a pressing issue back then. Some of those manufacturers, like Herman Miller, might be producing new ways to make mid-Cent classics using materials that are far more environmentally sound than the ones used in the 50s. And I'd say that's far more impressive than making exact replications just to please a few snobbish collectors.
Dee
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11092 posts since 22/11/07

8 Dec 2012 18:14
suck your mum wrote: Go custom mate. I use a company in Erith in Kent called Reliagraphics for all my metal work stuff. Top quality.


cheers ^

I had thought about custom made but not entirely sure how cheap it will be in aluminium, it's all next year stuff but may give them a go.

Another new year purchase……I'm also after a navajo rug or a nice looking chief blanket, probs going to be early 1900's as they get really pricey for earlier and I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to buy something from the states but should anyone know of any UK/European dealers/importers then let me know.





timmbo
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3406 posts since 9/2/10

9 Dec 2012 23:05
I need to drill in to my wall to mount a bike rack. The electric drill I have doesn't work, and I don't fancy spending much on a new one. Is a hand drill sufficient? Underneath the plaster feels quite solid and hard - it's an internal wall.
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

9 Dec 2012 23:10
If you can drill into it with a hand drill (if that's even possible) then it might not support the weight of the bike rack and bike.
timmbo
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3406 posts since 9/2/10

9 Dec 2012 23:14
Cry

one of these -
suck your mum
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2389 posts since 7/4/04

10 Dec 2012 10:18
Is it block work or a stud wall timmbo? I'm assuming block if you're struggling to drill into it. Just get some heavyweight fixings and you'll be fine. You'll probably need to have to drill the holes 4-6 inches for these fixings though.

You might need a hammer/SDS drill btw.