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    • redfox
    • By redfox 6th Nov 17, 3:30 PM
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    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2
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    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2 6th Nov 17 at 3:30 PM
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    • Dizzy Ditzy
    • By Dizzy Ditzy 5th Feb 18, 3:33 PM
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    I'm waiting for British Gas to come and replace my gas meter because it died. Apparently I'm joining the smart meter revolution. I was only saying to MG the other day that we needed to start keeping an eye on what we were using, now it looks like I'll be able to watch and count exactly what he uses
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 5th Feb 18, 4:48 PM
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    AJ, I always think people who brag do so because they lack confidence and self esteem.... there is a reason your friend acted the way she did and when she did... Lots of maybes spring to mind. x

    Sorry you were placed in this predicament when just trying to help people in need, you are an . What a totally insensitive friend.

    I've had a rubbish few days, really low, but nothing I'm not use to, just have to see it through until things improve.
    Suppose I'm a bit upset new Compassionate Based Therapy is two thirds through and doesn't seem to be helping. It's meant to make me feel kinder to myself - not easy.

    Had company round to quote for new softs/barge boards/guttering. Same as did Mum's new roof and all her softs etc. Owner James would not give me a quote Said my house was really complicated and would take at least 3 men 5 days or longer and would be really expensive.
    Asked for a quote anyway, just to get an idea, but he's not sent it.
    Suggested it would be better to get a firm that did windows and softs together, as I also need windows.

    How can it be too complicated when he does huge roofs and extensions and conversions ?
    Originally posted by Saversue
    OMG SS... do you live in a castle. 15 days of labour is They could re-roof the house, do the gutters/boards, and replace the windows within that period of time.
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 5th Feb 18, 4:50 PM
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    I have a student that I can loan out to anyone and I mean anyone who wants him!

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    • Picasso7
    • By Picasso7 5th Feb 18, 4:51 PM
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    I thought you were swearing and the thread was editing you
    Originally posted by braveheart60uk
    Much more interesting that what was actually happening . As I said, it happened when I edited a post on the iphone. I think I shall just remember not to edit rather than turn off smart punctuation as Apple will fix it before too long.
    Last edited by Picasso7; 05-02-2018 at 5:05 PM.
    • Saversue
    • By Saversue 5th Feb 18, 4:58 PM
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    OMG SS... do you live in a castle. 15 days of labour is They could re-roof the house, do the gutters/boards, and replace the windows within that period of time.[/QUOTE]

    I wish - no. Was new-build when I moved in 23 years ago
    That's what I don't understand, this bloke and his men completely replaced Mum's roof etc a few months ago, maybe more than 3 of them, but was about 7 working days.
    • Saversue
    • By Saversue 5th Feb 18, 5:04 PM
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    I'm waiting for British Gas to come and replace my gas meter because it died. Apparently I'm joining the smart meter revolution. I was only saying to MG the other day that we needed to start keeping an eye on what we were using, now it looks like I'll be able to watch and count exactly what he uses
    Originally posted by Dizzy Ditzy
    I found it awful to begin with, it's scary when you turn on the heating and see how much it costs per hour Strange thing with the gas, is the reading isn't instant like the electric, it's about half and hour behind.
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 5th Feb 18, 5:15 PM
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    OMG SS... do you live in a castle. 15 days of labour is They could re-roof the house, do the gutters/boards, and replace the windows within that period of time.
    Originally posted by Saversue
    I wish - no. Was new-build when I moved in 23 years ago
    That's what I don't understand, this bloke and his men completely replaced Mum's roof etc a few months ago, maybe more than 3 of them, but was about 7 working days.[/QUOTE]

    Have any of your neighbours had it replaced? Might he worth asking who they used?
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • mrsmac10
    • By mrsmac10 5th Feb 18, 5:28 PM
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    Oh Mrs, bet he's missing you, those sales mean nowt if there is nothing to sell, nothing dispatched or no invoices.

    You'll get there.
    Originally posted by pippo
    Thanks I got my fit note for 28 days and it will be no problem when I need another one

    TBH I am in constant pain and it is easier when I am off so don't feel too guilty I was brought up work regardless and I have always done that so going for a fit note is stressful
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    • Saversue
    • By Saversue 5th Feb 18, 5:34 PM
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    I wish - no. Was new-build when I moved in 23 years ago
    That's what I don't understand, this bloke and his men completely replaced Mum's roof etc a few months ago, maybe more than 3 of them, but was about 7 working days.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    Have any of your neighbours had it replaced? Might he worth asking who they used?[/QUOTE]

    Good Idea, most have been replaced or covered over.
    Recently have just been getting them covered with upvc trim and old wood is underneath.
    Can't see the point in that, as still rotten wood there, even though looks new.
    Will have to get more estimates, but just wanted to sort it out as easily and quickly as possible, besides now getting worried it will be far more expensive than I envisaged.
    • Saversue
    • By Saversue 5th Feb 18, 5:40 PM
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    Thanks I got my fit note for 28 days and it will be no problem when I need another one

    TBH I am in constant pain and it is easier when I am off so don't feel too guilty I was brought up work regardless and I have always done that so going for a fit note is stressful
    Originally posted by mrsmac10
    I know where you are coming from, very stressful.
    In the end I was been given them and saying I didn't want them, wanted to work. But because I was off, couldn't go back without a fit note and they wouldn't give me one
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 5th Feb 18, 5:59 PM
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    Afternoon peeps.

    Yay! My beer from Adnams has just turned up.
    Originally posted by scamps1966
    YEY!!! At last!
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    • Dizzy Ditzy
    • By Dizzy Ditzy 5th Feb 18, 6:01 PM
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    I found it awful to begin with, it's scary when you turn on the heating and see how much it costs per hour Strange thing with the gas, is the reading isn't instant like the electric, it's about half and hour behind.
    Originally posted by Saversue
    Turns out that I'm not getting them today as the engineer didn't have it down as a smart meter job even though BG did so I've just got off the phone to them again to make a complaint. It's incredibly annoying that I get told one thing and a different thing happens

    The whole reason for me agreeing to the smart meters was the ability to top up online - living in a rented house my LL had prepay meters put in and I don't have a choice

    I'm quite intrigued to see what's what on the little read-y thing
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    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 5th Feb 18, 6:03 PM
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    Good Idea, most have been replaced or covered over.
    Recently have just been getting them covered with upvc trim and old wood is underneath.
    Can't see the point in that, as still rotten wood there, even though looks new.
    Will have to get more estimates, but just wanted to sort it out as easily and quickly as possible, besides now getting worried it will be far more expensive than I envisaged.
    Originally posted by Saversue
    You say that they replaced the whole of your mums roof. Maybe this job is not big enough for them in that the manpower it would take they could get more money same hours on a bigger job?

    We had similar years ago for our rather large front porch. Anyway I remember a large well known firm quoting an absolutely ridiculous price more than double other quotes we got I was told at the time by someone it was just because they didn't want the work. We chose a smaller local firm in the end from the few we got. The other quotes were all a similar figure.

    It did make me panic whether we could afford it as they were first to reply! I expect the guy doesn't want to waste his time quoting.
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    • pacifica9
    • By pacifica9 5th Feb 18, 6:25 PM
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    • By bubbs 5th Feb 18, 6:49 PM
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    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 5th Feb 18, 6:53 PM
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    Go to T's to use my 10p off litre petrol and the petrol station is closed for refurbishment.

    Tank nearly empty and the nearest T's with petrol is out of my way.
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 5th Feb 18, 7:21 PM
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 5th Feb 18, 7:23 PM
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    OMG SS... do you live in a castle. 15 days of labour is They could re-roof the house, do the gutters/boards, and replace the windows within that period of time.
    Originally posted by Saversue
    I wish - no. Was new-build when I moved in 23 years ago
    That's what I don't understand, this bloke and his men completely replaced Mum's roof etc a few months ago, maybe more than 3 of them, but was about 7 working days.[/QUOTE]

    Have any of your neighbours had it replaced? Might he worth asking who they used?
    Originally posted by Saversue
    Good Idea, most have been replaced or covered over.
    Recently have just been getting them covered with upvc trim and old wood is underneath.
    Can't see the point in that, as still rotten wood there, even though looks new.
    Will have to get more estimates, but just wanted to sort it out as easily and quickly as possible, besides now getting worried it will be far more expensive than I envisaged.[/QUOTE]

    I think TS is right, there is no way it should cost that amount. Unless you have a period house, or some very good reason not to us PVC... I would go with the cover up. Get a few quotes.
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    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 5th Feb 18, 7:23 PM
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    Go to T's to use my 10p off litre petrol and the petrol station is closed for refurbishment.

    Tank nearly empty and the nearest T's with petrol is out of my way.
    Originally posted by silvercar
    How annoying

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