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General Discussion Area / Re: Mr Kashoggi’s last moments
« on: Yesterday at 22:18:47 »
I'm just waiting for the stitch-up which is being arranged between Trump, MbS and Erdogan, and will watch with interest what poor Saudi sap is chosen to be the fall-guy. Probably the Consul-General. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Conservatory roof.
« on: Yesterday at 22:16:04 »
This is the first conservatory we've had , only been in the house for 7 weeks but at the moment we love it got cane type table & chairs & cane sofa & chairs eat meals out there listen to music etc. Guy at work was quoted £6000 to have a "proper" roof put on his declined the offer.

Cheers for that. I might get a quote just for a laugh. We do use it in the winter, particularly with dinner guests, but I'm just so mean I hate turning the heating on. Mind you, I get free electricity from my solar panels, so the underfloor costs very little, and a fan heater warms it very quickly. 8)

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A bit of cleaning and light restoration work on the mighty C90. Tried to work out if there was any way of attaching a fireblade engine to the frame, but I think that's a non starter.  :D

Pop one of these in, great for shopping. :y

http://www.nationalmcmuseum.org/plymouth-monster-and-bonneville-in-1935-one-mans-dream-for-the-worlds-fastest-motorcycle/

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General Discussion Area / Re: Conservatory roof.
« on: Yesterday at 19:00:07 »
I have a conservatory, I insulated the walls etc l, with kingspan stuff, added proper radiator.

Problem is conservatory’s are shite, foundations tend to be crap and floor is not insulated either. It’s like trying to heat a kitchen cullender.

I’m now favouring bulldozing it and building a proper extension.

Mine has proper foundations, 100mm insulated floor, underfloor heating, and radiators, (I was site foreman), but of course still loses heat through the double glazing. There are several companies offering either internal, effectively, ceilings, or external insulated roof panels. :y

Sounds better than mine then, I did look at replacement roofs either whole and tiled type or panels. Mine is double glazed roof.

Seriously expensive for what they are, If foundations are strong enough it would probably be similar price to build normal extension, they are that pricey!

Conservatories should be banned in my view, horrible things. Hate mine with a passion.

We love ours, it has a seating area and a dining area for 6, and is well used. A mirror image of this: http://www.vivaldi-conservatories.co.uk/images/pshapeimages/p_shape_conservatory_winter.jpg
 :y

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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Hi all.
« on: Yesterday at 18:42:50 »
Those look like the original alloys, as I had on my '99 MFL TD. Didn't like them though, and swapped as soon as.  Also they were difficult to clean properly.
Nice looking car. :y
I must agree about the looks, I preferred the dash etc. on my MFL to the one on my FL. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Conservatory roof.
« on: Yesterday at 15:10:54 »
Does anyone have knowledge or experience of the various systems offered for insulating conservatory rooves?
Roofs.

Mr Shackeng was a pilot for forty years. He won't take kindly to being lectured on the finer points of spelling and punctuation by an errant scouser. :)

Please do NOT insult the honorable gentleman ... he never was past of the "drivers, airframe, for the use of" branch of Her Majesty's Royal Air Force ..... please note his screenname .. shackENG ....

However as a Master Engineer of some seniority he would have often taught junior pilots the intricacies of correct Service Writing ... 

 :D :D :D

Correct. :y

Among the duties of a Warrant Officer, From the Manual of Air Force Law: IIRC ...advise and instruct Junior Officers. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Conservatory roof.
« on: 16 October 2018, 22:23:35 »
I have a conservatory, I insulated the walls etc l, with kingspan stuff, added proper radiator.

Problem is conservatory’s are shite, foundations tend to be crap and floor is not insulated either. It’s like trying to heat a kitchen cullender.

I’m now favouring bulldozing it and building a proper extension.

Mine has proper foundations, 100mm insulated floor, underfloor heating, and radiators, (I was site foreman), but of course still loses heat through the double glazing. There are several companies offering either internal, effectively, ceilings, or external insulated roof panels. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Conservatory roof.
« on: 16 October 2018, 22:20:23 »

Sorry, Chris, I forgot your were in your nineties.  ;D

0uchh :(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Conservatory roof.
« on: 16 October 2018, 19:52:11 »
Rooves as a plural for of roof is dated, but not incorrect. The Oxford English Dictionary lists “rooves” as an alternate to roofs, one of several outdated spellings used in the UK, and in New England as late as the 19th century. :P

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General Car Chat / Re: Tilbo's Merc
« on: 16 October 2018, 19:40:30 »
Lovely looking motor, love the posy number plate.

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General Discussion Area / Conservatory roof.
« on: 16 October 2018, 19:38:36 »
Does anyone have knowledge or experience of the various systems offered for insulating conservatory rooves?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Paddington 24
« on: 16 October 2018, 13:07:34 »
It would have been funny if the economic cost of such a careless approach to work was not potentially so enormous. >:(

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Omega General Help / Re: What car should I buy?
« on: 16 October 2018, 12:31:28 »
SWMBO has her second auto Jazz, doesn't do many miles, but had the first 9 years with nothing at all going wrong in 30k, and this one 4 years, 12k, ditto. Very cleverly designed car, I could do with more drivers legroom, however I'm 6'4" with long legs. :y

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General Discussion Area / Paddington 24
« on: 16 October 2018, 11:49:32 »
Was watching this last night as they changed a broken rail. A gang arrived to do the urgently required work and did not have the correct sized spanner to undo the nuts holding the railkeeper in place!!!!!
Is it any wonder our rail network is in chaos. :-X

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 16 October 2018, 11:29:53 »
So easy to do Matt, I did something similar, but not so extreme, with vac pipes on a Scirocco years ago. Fortunately, the mobile phone 'should' make life easier now. I hope it is OK. :y

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