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  1. One day I will make a rough sawn oak bench for my paddock. One day!
  2. Nice to see Spring coming. 👍
  3. Out of interest, can I ask who installed your windows? You're not too far from me. (Our house isn't listed, but is quite pretty old stone, so I don't want to stick obviously plastic, lipped double glazed units in - but the nicer flush windows seem to be double the cost!) Yes, condensation is a killer, a couple of our window frames are rotting on the inside (I can poke a finger into them!) but fairly sound on the outside. Doesn't help that we live in a damp, cold Welsh valley.
  4. Thanks, but the windows need to be replaced anyway, they are draughty, ancient and starting to fall apart. We already have curtains, blinds, plastic sheets and even masking tape in place! Reduction in condensation and noise would be an advantage, yes.
  5. Thanks all. Roughly what I feared - it's probably not going to cover the cost of the new double glazing! Which is alarmingly pricey.
  6. Hi all We have old, single glazed windows and would like to replace with double glazed. One double glazing installer looked at our old windows (100 plus years old, hand poured (?) glass with imperfections and odd wibbly bits, and said that the old glass was worth quite a bit of money - he didn't offer to buy it, however! Is there actually value in ancient glass? If so, we can try and save it and maybe sell it - better than just chucking it anyway. Though i guess it would be hard to pack and post... Thanks.
  7. Cheers, will have a look.
  8. Which are these copy sets of which you speak?!
  9. Thanks folks. Will look on TFF too. Bridge needs to take at least 12 tons weight, mini oil tankers, and feeds 4 or 5 houses, so I'm not willing to self build it. Stream is usually medium flow, but in winter it can really flood and has a lot of power. (This scoured out and cracked the bridge foundations in the flooding last year) Will try SWP, cheers.
  10. Yep, that would work. But cost wise it looks like they'd be more than repairing our existing bridge, albeit they'd probably last longer. Hmm.
  11. Thanks all. It's to cross a stream. Stone foundations in place, but would need a bit of patching up. Just trying to figure out if it's cheaper to patch up the existing bridge (which is a bit too small and quite aged now - lime mortarted stone) or replace with something modern, less characterful but stronger and longer lasting. A big culvert pipe would probably work. I'll have a look at costs. Access isn't great, however.
  12. Hi all Slightly random, but does anyone have any ideas of costs for pre-cast concrete bridges? Not very big, maybe 1m high by 1.5m span. I've asked for quotes from a couple of places but no one has got back to me. Just a very rough figure would do for now. Anyone had one recently? Or can recommend a supplier / installer in the South West? Thank you.
  13. Did you get a chance to find what model Edd, and where you got it? Thanks.
  14. Thanks Edd, that does sound more within my skill level. think 250m2 would still take me a while!
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