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  1. Ayub

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    Is there any interest? I love DIY and wondered if anyone else like me do their own work.

    Also wondered where I put put related threads .
     
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    I think there would be a lot of interest for a 'look what I've done thread'. It can be very inspiring.

    Here's as good a place as any. Stick some pics up and see where it goes.

    Graham
     
  3. KelvinS1965

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    I put my whole house makeover in Home Cinema DIY even though there is only one room with AV in it and a couple of rooms where I've wall mounted TVs. I've seen similar threads in GC and members gallery sections too, so there doesn't seem to be any hard and fast rule.
     
  4. Ayub

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    Well, to kick start this thread, I needed some help with a bathroom re-design.

    Please see http://www.avforums.com/forums/general-chat/1703843-bathroom-redesign-help-please.html

    I finally finished the bathroom, final cost was around £4000 which included labour.

    When i actually bought the items I bought a bigger tray for the second shower hence the slight adjustment needed. Anyway, this is what we wanted to achieve.

    You dont want to see the before pics lol
     

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  5. Ayub

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    Bathroom prior to renovation
     

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    just replaced three cracked tiles in our kitchen.
     
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    Recent project:-

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    Joists ran out around 70mm over around a 2m span. Worse Case I have ever seen. Had to rip some new joists down at an angle to level up.
     
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    Pictures don't do it justice really.

    All work done by myself including plastering, tiling, plumbing and electrics. UFH too.

    All grout joints lined up 600mm square on floor, 600mm x 300mm on walls.
     
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    Wow stunning work there Wahreo :smashin:

    I love DIY and gardening. In fact I have just repaired my Hayter lawnmower saving me buying a new one. I've done little projects before, such as plastering, DIY on my old car. I've also laid carpets in our bedrooms, completely redocorated our house and repaired a large patch of render on our back wall. My next plan is to perhaps board our loft

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/general-chat/1413492-diy-home-improvements-thread.html
     
  11. Ayub

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    I was going to install wall toilets but was put off my a friend. He said it will give after a bit. I bought both the toilet and fixing frame.
     
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    I do most of my own work but can't put a bloody door up for the life of me. I put a floor down a week ago with the help of two friends. Will update thread with that shortly.
     
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    Well this downstairs one has been in nearly 8 years now and no sign of it drooping/giving. Hard to tell from this angle, but it is wall hanging rather than on the floor type:

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  14. Ayub

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    It's nice I like it, I have the same sink and lots if Ithaca items. I fitted the same sink tc bathrooms and it then made the entrance to a walking shower really hats for fatty people like me. It's now having babies in my front room come store.
     
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    Hope you don't mind me asking but why do you need two toilets and showers in the same bathroom ?
     
  16. Wahreo

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    I do a fair amount of wall mounted WC's. first choice is always Geberit frames. Best on the market.
     
  17. Ayub

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    Student accommodation/ HMO
     
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    Ahhhh, I assumed His and Hers WC's ;)
     
  19. Ayub

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    Most of my DIY is student related! I'm a landlord.

    As I love DIY I kept them nice n warm and in a house that I would live in.
     
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    I have a some work impending as my house purchase is almost complete.

    Thankfully my Dad is in the trade and does kitchen/bathroom fitting and other bits and bobs so labour will be free. He always says I should learn this sort of stuff so going to make an effort this time. Can't see it going all that well though, learning with my Dad never does. I'm still scarred from my driving lessons! :eek: :D

    It will be pretty tame to start with. Just carpets and paint/wallpaper. Maybe the bathroom some time down the line. Who has a khaki green and grey bathroom with wooden fixtures?!
     
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    If your Dad is a Bathroom/Kitchen fitter then the skills he could teach you could potentially be incredibly valuable for you. I urge you to learn from him.
     
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    Yep. I intend to, no matter how hard it might be, obviously I can never do anything right. :rolleyes: :D

    However, now that I have my own place (albeit next door) its dawning on me that I would be spending a lot of money if he wasn't here to do it.
     
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    I have had my fair share of Apprentices over the years. Out of about 5, only 1 had any skills at all yet he still did everything wrong:laugh:
     

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