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hello the height of base units are 720 +150 for plinth and 40mm for worktops =910 . one trick to make it look better just put a 15mm piece of matching material under work top

The Complete Kitchen and Bathroom Company 22nd Jan, 2012

Pros and cons to underfloor heating?

Ymarkymark_56 17th Feb, 2011 Bathroom Fitting
5 Answers u11

dont use under real wood under tiles or laminate ok, only think to remember you need to use a thermostat to control temp

The Complete Kitchen and Bathroom Company 17th Feb, 2011

Kitchen fitting

Ymrsd_29 21st Apr, 2011 Kitchen Fitting
9 Answers u31

hello getting the correct tradesmen will depend on the price you are given,i only use gas safe engineers,approved electricians and a skilled carpenter and a itemised job list

The Complete Kitchen and Bathroom Company 21st Apr, 2011

Skirting boards butted-up and not scribed

I have just had a conservatory makeover which included plastering walls and fitting skirting boards. The contractor has used pencil round boards. Internal joints have been simply butted-up (and not scribed) and external mitres don't fit perfectly. He is trying to tell me that it's perfectly normal to butt-up (even though it looks rubbish) and it is to be expected that external mitres are not flush. When I get round to decorating, apparently I should put caulk in the hole caused by butting-up and filler in the mitres. I want the boards stained not painted by the way. My view is that if the internal joint can't be scribed (too flimsy they say) then they should mitre (not square they say). Surely a decent carpenter can deal with walls that are not square and do an internal mitre at say 44 degrees instead of 45?

Yneiltheblue 17th Sep, 2011 Carpentry & Joinery
9 Answers u34

hello cut skirting at 45% and then cut with a coping saw easy job for a carpenter

The Complete Kitchen and Bathroom Company 18th Sep, 2011

Suggest a good loft ladder

We are looking to have loft ladders fitted so the loft has easy access for myself and hubby as were getting on in years. Could anybody suggest a good loft ladder not too dear.

Yolddears 17th Feb, 2011 Carpentry & Joinery
6 Answers u6

hello faxro sell a loft ladder combined in its own frame can be obtained from selco you will need a tradecard ,just measure from the floor to ceiling this will tell you the one to buy thanks mick

The Complete Kitchen and Bathroom Company 17th Feb, 2011

Removal of a first floor stud wall

I wish to remove a stud wall separating 2 bedrooms on the first floor of our house. The wall runs parallel with the joists in the attic above, anhd there is not a wall directly below it on the ground floor.

I have removed the plasterboard on one wall and the frame appears to be all timber, and no different sized timber or other supports used used.

Could anyone please tell me if this indicates that the wall is definitely not load bearing, and can therefore be safely removed?


Thank you very much to all who answered. I have decided to err on the side of caution and get a second opinion from a surveyor, but from the advice given, it looks like it is not a supporting wall.

Thanks again,


Yterry_74 30th May, 2011 Carpentry & Joinery
11 Answers u18

stud walls in general are not load bearing

The Complete Kitchen and Bathroom Company 30th May, 2011

is it normal for the customer to pay 50% upfront before the work is started?

The job was priced at just under a £1000

Ypatisserie 15th Nov, 2011 Carpentry & Joinery
17 Answers u13

hello get him to acept stage payments and sign a contract and never give 50%deposit

The Complete Kitchen and Bathroom Company 15th Nov, 2011

Which hinges door I use for a heavy door?

I`ve bought a doors from Wickes which are heavy, 38.5kg I think. They are 35mm thick and I`m trying to hang on a new oak door liners. Which hinges do I need and how many?

Ystreatham 17th Feb, 2011 Carpentry & Joinery
12 Answers u28

hello 3 hinges per door pre drills and buy a good quality hinge ie: brand name from screw fix thanks mick

The Complete Kitchen and Bathroom Company 17th Feb, 2011

Hi, what should fire proof door include to comply with the regulation BS476, Part 22, 1987? After installation can the builder who installed it certify himself that the new door is fire proof?

Hi, our landlord has installed a new fire door which he had to do to comply with the regulation BS476, Part 22, 1987. He has used his regular builder to replace the old door. I noticed he has installed new thick door but fitted the existing door furniture i.e existing lock, letter box, hinges etc.. I read on internet that the fire doors should be with some specification like with intumescent fire and smoke strips, self closing hinges or fire proof door closer etc to make it comply with the regulation. Can the local builder who fitted the door give us certificate that the door is fire safe at existing condition? Can the builder now put intumescent fire and smoke strips, door closer, intumescent letter box on the new door and then certify that the door is fire proof according to the regulation BS476, Part 22, 1987? If he can certify then what he should include in his letter/certification?

Please give expert advise so we can decide either to replace existing new door or to upgrade the new door. Thanks

Ysampaul 5th Mar, 2011 Carpentry & Joinery
6 Answers u5

your door should be fitted with door closure ,fire hinges and intumescent strips down 2 sides and top if not the door doesn't comply also your landlord should have by law a fire certificate on display if not ring your local council

The Complete Kitchen and Bathroom Company 5th Mar, 2011

How much to fit replacement kitchen doors?

I'm looking to buy replacement kitchen doors from Kitchen Door Workshop.co.uk
How much to measure and fit them please?

Ybobbyboy_70 30th Apr, 2011 Kitchen Fitting
5 Answers u2

hello cost of doors depend on style and materials but for a vinyl full height door ie:715x495 £15 for a drawer door £8-9 if you are in my area just send sizes

The Complete Kitchen and Bathroom Company 1st May, 2011

what is the best way to cut a socket hole out of a stainless steel splashback with mdf backing

Yfaulks6164 30th May, 2011 Kitchen Fitting
11 Answers u2

cover the area you need to put socket with masking tape mark area to be cut and drill 4 holes 1 in each corner and cut out with jigsaw with correct blade and then file and rough areas

The Complete Kitchen and Bathroom Company 30th May, 2011

Tesco Kitchens ( Marktwo group)

We are looking at having a new kitchen and have thought about using Wickes (we have had a design from them) and also Tesco. We are aware that Tesco and Wickes use Marktwo group kitchens. Any comments on the quality of the kitchens/value for money? Tesco say on their website that they have a 25 year guarantee - do you reckon they will last that long? We are also looking for somebody to fit the kitchen once we have decided which way to go rather than using their fitters - aware that Tesco offer free dry fit - is anyone aware of any clauses to the terms and conditions ref guarantees etc., if we used a private fitter?

Ywillderness 28th Apr, 2012 Kitchen Fitting
2 Answers u1

hello i have just come across a quote from tesco,i could not get near there price and there itemised price listing for electrics,plumming and tiling was priced on per sq mt and not the total sq mts of the job and was misleding.the 25 yr guarantee what does it cover and a kitchen will not last that long

The Complete Kitchen and Bathroom Company 29th Apr, 2012
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