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  1. My son recently bought a house from Persimmon and paid to have a snagging report. It came back with 170 faults most of which were minor. These were things like poor silicone around shower, mark to dishwasher door etc. The worst one was the oven fitted 25mm lower than the nextdoor cupboards as the half wit who fitted the hob left he gas pipe in the wrong place. So rather than refit the hob they dropped the oven and cut the plinth. The main bits seem to be built ok. Their big problem seems to be its all built by subcontractors so nobody really cares as they probabaly wont be on the next job anyway.
  2. The greatest risk is how foolish and usless the law looks. Being totally ignored with zero effect. The police arrest them, they go before the courts and are back at it again 24hours later. Quite honestly Im not sure why every tom dick and harry nut job is not out there gluing themselves to what ever they fancy for what ever the reason they desire. Someone will in the end get hurt or worse as the public will deal with it themselves before the police get there. Only needs the first person they step in front of to be having a crap day and things dont go as they planned.
  3. That looks easy to work on if it was anything like my old astra mk1. Any rust.
  4. This could be easily dealt with. If you are not in the last 1/4 of tank then jog on and if you are only £35 worth of fuel per car each visit. Oh and yes thats tough on drivers of huge engined cars but lifes not always fair.
  5. Makes me just a young whipper snapper joining in Feb 2006.
  6. I used the kit from frost to do a pin hole on mine 5-6 years ago on my old n/a. Seemed to work ok and didnt have any issues in the 3-4 years I had it running.
  7. A bare shell was exactly how my wife and I bought our 1st house. Builder in trouble, bank forced them to flog it like it stood. 4 walls , windows, 2 doors. Finished it off ourselves. Learnt a lot on that at 27 before the internet made research a bit easier.
  8. My son bought a new house recently and paid for it to be snagged. They found 179 faults, none major but some were just 2nd rate and lazy. Gas fitter puts the hob pipe in too low so when hob fitted the oven top at the back clashes with the pipe. I know lets drop the top of the oven 20mm...................except the fitter is too thick to think if the top goes down 20mm does the bottom. That means the oven sits 20mm lower than the cupboards eash side and the skirting now sits forward on the oven fitting brackets. Yes the fitter was too lazy to even knotch the skirting under the oven bodge so it at least looked sort of right. The basic structure was ok just almost any of the finishing bits. Shame you cant just buy a bare shell plastered and do every thing else yourself.
  9. mdw


    The Uk is the "only option" for none of them. We had to do training on refugees and were told the UN rules are the place you stop is the first point of safety and back then if you were an Afghan in the taliban held country side then Kabul was regarded as safe ( bit different now). I would sugest its our inability to police our boarders thats at fault not their desire to leave the dumps they come from. How crap are we as an island that we chose not to deal with this. Set a number, deal with it in France and anyone alse straight back no questions.
  10. He has been working there a long time, ask any esprit owner who has had to remove the front bumper, under tray etc.
  11. Happy birthday and many congrats to you both.
  12. If you have a branch of serk marsdon near they did mine years ago. I thnk they mainly do truck rads from memory but did a 3 row core on my old esprit and excel. Think they are also known as Serk Intertruck
  13. They did this in King street Maidstone a year ago, ripped it out a couple of months back , total cost £70k down the toilet. Nobody ever used it. Wasting public money like that on an ego trip should be a sackable offence. Nobody thought repeated speed humps on a cycle lane might mean cyclists use the road like normal.
  14. I love the way with planners it's we are not going to tell you the rules, you have to pay then we will tell you you got it wrong. Then you can pay for another guess. Then you see the mess they have made of my town for years. I actually hope it is corruption and brown envelopes as otherwise it's shocking incompetence.
  15. Wouldn't it just canibalize sales of the new car. I agree however it would be a great idea.
  16. Building control guy came out this morning and was happy to give a footing size. Even he was confused as to why the office said no. One step forward!!
  17. Architect and local council BCO said get the engineer in nobody wants to be responsible!!!. I wouldnt mind but its one row of blocks high to keep the studwork off the floor and only about 6 -7 foot of studding / window above over a 2 meter span. The slab is 200mm concrete with 2 layers of mesh in it and has been fine with estate cars and suvs cars driving back and forth over it.
  18. We are converting our 7 x 7 meter garage to an annexe. This involves replacing the double door with a footing, one row of blocks then a meter of studding and windows above that. The existing lintel above the window stays with the 4 rows of brick above. I have just been told I have to pay £295 plus vat for a structual engineer to come out to design the footing 2 meters wide to hold one row of blocks. The world has gone mad. The engineer is going to cost more than the footing and blocks.
  19. Not a good likeness doesnt look sullen enough.
  20. I have said it before. There are inconsiderate assholes in all walks of life. Dog owners are no different to anyone else.
  21. That is the risk of self employment isnt it. I have only ever been SE and have had week when I earnt 0 and some when I did more than alright. Doesnt suit everybody.
  22. No probs, I think I still have a few sets left. Can you pm me your address please.
  23. Very pretty, very similar to the Bitter CD. I think I prefer it by a tiny bit to the CD. Great colour as well.
  24. Sorry only just seen this, can you pm me your address please.
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