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General Car Chat / Re: Pikeys
« on: Yesterday at 20:10:23 »
Poor sod in the Mondeo, survive those army tours only to be taken out by an old duffer driving wrong way on a UK motorway.  :'(

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Simples. Avoid London. Works for me.

Er yeh.  ::)

No can do.

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Jaaaag 3.0d
And a mighty fine tractor lump it is. In proper trim, not the gay 240bhp gutless option....

But fitted to cars I can afford, means even now it does not meet ULEZ standards.

It could stay at north circular boundary, but for how long?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Conservatory roof.
« on: Yesterday at 17:54:57 »
Oh yes they will.

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Mine is Euro3 as per most others here, currently ULEZ expansion is just shy of the office, so wonít impact the commute.

If they tweak ULEZ or expand it further, my 3.2 will be up for sale.  :'(

Have you checked if yours is subject to ULEZ charge ? Ive checked my 02 plate 3.2 and it isn't.
https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/check-your-vehicle

It says I'm not affected with my 3.2, but I think it's a bug with their lookup. We know the 3.2's are all Euro3.

Here: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/cars?intcmp=54362

It states Petrol must be Euro4, I think it's doing just a year lookup as it says "most cars post 2001" are unaffected.
Well....it should say "most petrol cars post 2001, because my 2014 diesel astra is not exempt.

Basically writes off any 6 pot Derv for me as 3.2 replacement.  :(  :-\

Sods law I'd buy a Jaaaag 3.0d and they would move the ULEZ by 2 miles.   :(

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General Car Chat / Re: How stable is your Omega in the rain
« on: Yesterday at 15:32:58 »
WIM'd 3.2 here with Kumho's stays quite planted in the wet, tyres getting a bit low but all have even wear.  8)

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As it stands I'm not affected with ULEZ, even with current expansion. It's only if they tweak or change it.

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Here is states only Signum and Vectra C are Euro 4 with Z32SE

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_54į_V6-Motor

We have Y32SE in Omega....

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Mine is Euro3 as per most others here, currently ULEZ expansion is just shy of the office, so wonít impact the commute.

If they tweak ULEZ or expand it further, my 3.2 will be up for sale.  :'(

Have you checked if yours is subject to ULEZ charge ? Ive checked my 02 plate 3.2 and it isn't.
https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/check-your-vehicle

It says I'm not affected with my 3.2, but I think it's a bug with their lookup. We know the 3.2's are all Euro3.

Here: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/cars?intcmp=54362

It states Petrol must be Euro4, I think it's doing just a year lookup as it says "most cars post 2001" are unaffected.

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General Car Chat / Re: Company car advice
« on: Yesterday at 15:24:17 »
Well, I have spoken to all the dealers (VOlvo, Mitsubishi and NIssan) and the financials are compelling.  For a Ltd company with personal usage an LCV is best.  The Navara comes with a 5 year/100k mile warranty, drives as close to a car as a truck can get atm and if the company purchases it then the tax advantages are significant, not to mention the significant discount from the dealer.

Looks like I'm gunna be a pick-up driver  ???

What are the monthlies like?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Conservatory roof.
« on: Yesterday at 11:44:37 »
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)

Get a radiator fitted thatís on main house feed, thatís what I did. Helps a lot.  :y

See #7. Two built in from main CH.

Sounds like it's all there, if you want an insulated roof it really does sound like making it a brick extension is best. You could re-use the double glazing windows in some parts, brick elsewhere so it supports a standard, insulated and tiled roof. I did strongly look at what Fuse19 mentioned, baton structure with insulation pushed in, then boarded and plastered. It's a hack, it's not right and only way to do it internally.

Other way is what I've seen top section is replaced or added to, but I doubt the conservatory itself could take the weight. Then there is the cost, given size of yours, it would be £10k easily to do that.

My conservatory does not have decent foundations, hence I'm starting from scratch.

How far does the conservatory go out? You could get it done under permitted development, as current footprint of existing extension.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Conservatory roof.
« on: Yesterday at 09:42:13 »
Well, if they want me to pay their last instalment, they will make tidy at the end.

No tidy. No final payment.  :)

It will be split into ~8 equal payments, as they expect it to take 8 weeks and I pay as they go along and that I'm happy with progress. Done work for some friends of ours, they were very happy.

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Omega General Help / Re: What car should I buy?
« on: Yesterday at 09:37:41 »
Iím so glad I live nowhere near London ;).

Erm.. you live precisely in prime commuter district for London, last time I checked! ;D

Also, as you've said it's coming. Birmingham, Manchester etc soon all major cities would have similar measures.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Conservatory roof.
« on: Yesterday at 09:15:03 »
Ours is not that big, itís about 4.6m by 3m.

Currently drawing up plans to bulldoze it and build a proper extension, 7.5m by 4m.  8)
sell it on ebay, you will get cash,then , buyer will come dismantle and take away, you will save £174 quid on the skip you won't need and labour of removing it  :y
that's what I do , or rebuild conservatory elsewhere for someone else ,done that too  ;D

Many have said put it on eBay, might do that. But, I would get great satisfaction in operating a mini digger to destroy it.  :D
The "great satisfaction" from trying to remove it with a mini digger would soon pale to insignificance ,once you started having to clear up all the broken glass by hand and the other clean up . a mini digger probably won't be man enough to chew the dwarf wall ? and base up into manageable chunks  :(
 even with a good builder,cleaning up on an extension build , will become tedious , unless you have "staff"  ::) (other than the resident cleaner Mrs Tunnie  :-X )
Sorry for the sad news I deliver, or as TB would say of me "oppsing depressing"  :D ;D

I'm getting a builder in for the extension, so cleaning up is not a problem, I'd just ask to have first go when it's attacked.

Next couple of weeks having plans drawn up and using them for fixed price quotes for removal and new extension built.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Conservatory roof.
« on: 17 October 2018, 22:30:43 »
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)

Get a radiator fitted thatís on main house feed, thatís what I did. Helps a lot.  :y

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