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by Zombies
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Extension not conforming to regs - how to
Replies: 3
Views: 2543

Re: Extension not conforming to regs - how to

buyers pulled out but is now under offer again, no issues from their survey this time

didnt realise the post was made live (why does it need to be doctored beforehand, why not have moderators)
by Zombies
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Rewire - what to consider
Replies: 3
Views: 2203

Rewire - what to consider

Hi

Am buying a 70s bungalow and appears untouched.

I was considering a rewire after seeing the old sockets but after removing one the wiring looks good but...

What needs to be checked before considering a full rewire (wire thickness, earth etc)
by Zombies
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Buying Abroad Forum
Topic: Buying a small holding in France
Replies: 7
Views: 11662

Re: Buying a small holding in France

Depends on budget, try looking for a lake with a chalet in the Dordogne (picturesque)

for terrain only best looking coastal or 45mins to
the Vendee or Charente Maritime are nice places, the Gironde maybe or further down towards Biarritz
by Zombies
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Buying Abroad Forum
Topic: New Build Planning Permission Abroad
Replies: 2
Views: 4967

Re: New Build Planning Permission Abroad

I doubt it is but you need to ask over there

look for angloinfo cyprus
by Zombies
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Buying Abroad Forum
Topic: buying in italy
Replies: 3
Views: 8553

Re: buying in italy

France - bricodepot.fr good for shower units taps etc
you will need different tap connections here tho
best sower units to go for are the self sealing type, full enclosures from 250 euros
by Zombies
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Extension not conforming to regs - how to
Replies: 3
Views: 2543

Extension not conforming to regs - how to

I have a small ext at the rear of the house and despite being built 40+ years ago it has been mentioned by a surveyor that it doesnt conform to building regs

to make it all nicey nice for these jobsworths how can I make it conform

could I make a timber frame, insulate etc for it to conform?
by Zombies
Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: What sort of board is this
Replies: 3
Views: 2967

Thanks for replies

I've binned most of it, it was a mix of 12.5mm and something about half that which was the usual plaster

Do have some more to remove though, not a great deal, thinks its concrete tbh
by Zombies
Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Metal studwork
Replies: 2
Views: 4828

Metal studwork

Any ideas which merchants might stock metal stud work, will probably go down the wood route but prefer the metal stuff
by Zombies
Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: What sort of board is this
Replies: 3
Views: 2967

What sort of board is this

First post of many (probably) Am renovating a property, previous owner had died and been in the house about 30 years or so. I'm removing old plasterboards to insulate, these are in a ground floor extension (old) but do have some wires behind and believe it to have been rewired in the last ten years....
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