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My idea after isolating the flow and output valves was to drain the rad but the nuts were stuck fast so that is the plumbers problem and he will have the means to fix any collateral damage to the pipework.
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Trip out to Blackburn B&Q today for some kitchen flooring and got some waterproof laminate that looks like slate. A job for Sunday, not allowed to do it tomorrow as it's our wedding anniversary :biggrin2:
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Congratulations to both of you and I hope you have a nice day.....
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Did our B&Q purchasing yesterday. Some kitchen lights (LED) or luminaires to give them their sunday name. I don't have the luxury of an anniversary. (happy anniversary to K & P ) .

Wouldn't like to be Boris Johnson. Just fancy putting wallpaper on at over £800 a roll. He must be pretty good at it to chose paper of that price. :laugh5:
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plaques wrote: 01 May 2021, 07:39 Wouldn't like to be Boris Johnson. Just fancy putting wallpaper on at over £800 a roll. He must be pretty good at it to chose paper of that price. :laugh5:
:biggrin2: I was horrified when P was looking at £18 a roll.
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Happy Anniversary Kev and P :mexwave:
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Ditto! Best wishes.
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"Just fancy putting wallpaper on at over £800 a roll.
Perhaps that's part of the explanation as to how they can spend £30,000 a year legally on the flat, never mind the extras!
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Making use of a rainy bank holiday, fitted the slate effect waterproof laminate flooring in the kitchen. Kicker panels to fit under the cabinets and that'll do in there for a bit.
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Tidy job Kev.....
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Thank you, it was relatively easy to lay as the kitchen is only 9ft long :biggrin2:
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Man...that is a wee kitchen :biggrin2:
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But fully functional 😎
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Small but perfectly formed, as they say. :laugh5:
( I could probably fit your kitchen into mine 4x and have a seperate utility/laundry. Plus a walk in pantry.🤣)
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Small work areas can save a lot of effort and unnecessary walking!

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Marilyn wrote: 05 May 2021, 08:07 Small but perfectly formed, as they say. :laugh5:
( I could probably fit your kitchen into mine 4x and have a seperate utility/laundry. Plus a walk in pantry.🤣)
And a big floor to mop :biggrin2:
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Oh...you are not kidding! I have (seemingly) acres of tiles to mop! Drives me mad. Mind you, I cannot live without big, open spaces, or big windows. Necessary for my mental health.
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Big Kev wrote: 05 May 2021, 07:25 But fully functional 😎
You will almost certainly have the advantage of the "Golden Triangle" as well Kev. :smile:

Our bathroom is just over 2m x 1.7m but also fully functional as it is, we will gain a bit more room when we take out the bath. Current layout is over 20 years old so due for a rework. It has worked for two adults and three kids despite the compact layout.

There is a series on CH5 at the moment where they look at a different kitchen and bathroom install each week. So far they have covered a £50K kitchen and an average £4k - £5k bathroom. Last episode was a £28K kitchen rework and a £2k bathroom. The kitchen rework in the latest episode had a mobile Island with wheels with a granite worktop, the worktop alone cost £3.5K

The show is good for ideas and to show what can be done. One thing I didn't know was that the average bathroom size in the UK is 2M square, I don't feel too underprivileged now. :extrawink:
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Oooo...small bathroom compared with ours...( I think our downstairs one would be 4m x 3 m) :biggrin2:
With a beautiful free standing egg bath, that I soak in every morning...my bit of luxury...all I need in life is a lovely bath. I ask for nothing more.
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Marilyn wrote: 05 May 2021, 09:33 Oooo...small bathroom compared with ours...( I think our downstairs one would be 4m x 3 m) :biggrin2:
With a beautiful free standing egg bath, that I soak in every morning...my bit of luxury...all I need in life is a lovely bath. I ask for nothing more.
Hubby tells me it is 4.2 by 3.6m
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Not me, that's for certain. One advantage of ours is that it is easy to heat, not so much of a consideration in your climate I suppose. Dump the bath and we will only use about a couple of inches of water, that's what the shower over the bath produces if you put the plug in. Every little helps :extrawink:
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A shower is no good for me after my ruptured disc. I need the deep heat of a morning bath to make my day normal. I spring out of my bath like a 5 year old.
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I will gift you the water we save Maz, you pay for the heating :extrawink: As I said every little helps. Our two lads, once they were big enough to decide for themselves both rejected the bath on the grounds that you are wallowing in your own muck, (their own words). I do tend to take their point. Two minutes in a hot shower does it for me. Our rework will make that regime somewhat easier. Getting in and out of the bath is the struggle for me apart from the waste of water. Sally has two compressed discs and a dodgy knee that is developing but finds the shower a lot easier as well.

I take about 10 minutes in the bathroom in the morning tops. Two minutes on the toothbrush, two minutes in the shower, two minutes to get dry and the rest for the other necessities. :extrawink:
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Bathroom here has a shower, the footprint is the same size as a bath. The CH boiler is in what was the airing cupboard (looks as though there was originally a hot water cylinder in there) and the washing machine sits in the corner with storage above. It's about 2.5m x 2m I reckon.
Downsizing made a difference to my heating bills, down to less then £400 a year for gas now. My eldest, who lives in the 4 bed house I bought when I first moved to Barlick, pays as much for gas as I pay for gas and electric combined.
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We will be putting a corner shower in which will mean moving the washbasin. Not much plumbing needed though as the shower can use the existing H/C supply and the waste used for the sink. New washbasin position will be at the tap and waste end of the bath. Currently in copper but I reckon the feeds will be cut back and go onto flexible. Same with the rad in our bedroom which I need moving by about 1.5m. Plumber comes next Monday to take the rad off.
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