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Re: random question

Postby RDR » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:23 am

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banjo wrote:anyone here know of a good shed builder.not your average size shed but something quite large.


This lot are good, they have supplied and built two sheds for me in the past.
They'll do custom sizes and shapes as well and postion doors and windows where you like.

http://www.lanarkshireshedcentre.co.uk/


at those prices they surely don't put down a base too?


No, you need to do that yourself or get someone else to do it.
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Re: random question

Postby sandabound » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:11 pm

RDR wrote:
rabmania wrote:
RDR wrote:
banjo wrote:anyone here know of a good shed builder.not your average size shed but something quite large.


This lot are good, they have supplied and built two sheds for me in the past.
They'll do custom sizes and shapes as well and postion doors and windows where you like.

http://www.lanarkshireshedcentre.co.uk/


at those prices they surely don't put down a base too?


No, you need to do that yourself or get someone else to do it.


I got one built about 2 year ago, it's 12' x 11' (4mts x about 3,5 mtrs) with storage loft, external wood, then something the joiner called wallpaper between the external wood & internal wood, 1 full sized door + a 1/4 door for taking large items in & out. it was 2k, i've still got te guys No if you want it PM me
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Re: random question

Postby Bridie » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:13 pm

We're hearing this on a regular basis now.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-21564412

Eleven children died in the UK over a two year period

http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/03/01/ ... a-wakeham/

Is it beyond the ingenuity of designers to make blinds safer?
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Re: random question

Postby mrlipring » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:42 pm

Is it beyond the common sense of some parents to not have both a toddler and a noose knocking around?

There are blinds where, instead of cords for opening them etc, they have wee plastic rods that you rotate. Or they could just not have blinds I guess. Toddlers can injure themselves on pretty much everything, so taking a few wee precautions makes sense.
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Re: random question

Postby Josef » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:54 pm

mrlipring wrote:Toddlers can injure themselves on pretty much everything, so taking a few wee precautions makes sense.


Precisely to the first part, which more or less renders the second part redundant.

Joshua Wakeham had been sitting on his bed looking out of the window when the blind cord became wrapped around his neck.


Eeermmmm.... what? Is this Harry Potter or something? Whatever the journalist was trying to do was killed stone dead right there.
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Re: random question

Postby Bridie » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:09 pm

mrlipring wrote:Is it beyond the common sense of some parents to not have both a toddler and a noose knocking around?

There are blinds where, instead of cords for opening them etc, they have wee plastic rods that you rotate. Or they could just not have blinds I guess. Toddlers can injure themselves on pretty much everything, so taking a few wee precautions makes sense.

Safety features are part of life, everything from stair gates to seat belts.
Are the plastic rods not for rotating the blinds and the cord for moving them?
I agree with you in that special care should be taken with them but I also think that the dangers should be highlighted both in design and to the public.
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Re: random question

Postby Bridie » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:16 pm

Josef wrote:
Joshua Wakeham had been sitting on his bed looking out of the window when the blind cord became wrapped around his neck.


Eeermmmm.... what? Is this Harry Potter or something? Whatever the journalist was trying to do was killed stone dead right there.

If you mean this sounds like a work of fiction,I read further down the report that this was the position his poor mother found him in and that he liked to look out the window.
Perhaps she should have realised but hindsight etc etc
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Re: random question

Postby mrlipring » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:52 pm

Bridie wrote:Are the plastic rods not for rotating the blinds and the cord for moving them?


I don't see why they can't have a rod for both, given how the mechanism works.

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Re: random question

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:06 pm

Most parents are aware of this but not all grandparents.
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Re: random question

Postby The Egg Man » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:18 pm

A pal lost his daughter to this a few years back.

To my shame I believed changes had been put in place such that manufacturers were obliged to insert a 'weakest' link into the blind cord so that it would fail if caught round a child's neck.

Checking on this it looks as if that didn't happen. Manufacturers simply agreed to supply a cleat to wind the loose end of a blind cord round.

That's not good enough.
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Re: random question

Postby Fossil » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:24 pm

Aye they all now have those plastic ball type ones that snap
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Re: random question

Postby InkMan » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:31 am

Would anyone be able to point me in the direction of a decent letting agents that would offer rooms, flats or apartments in the south side?

This may sound incredibly anal but I can't trust companies that, for example (and by the way this is not dumping on any area here) advertise Allison Street in Govanhill as being in Shawlands. If they bullshit basic facts then what else are they lying about or what information are they withholding?

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Re: random question

Postby RDR » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:41 pm

InkMan wrote:Would anyone be able to point me in the direction of a decent letting agents that would offer rooms, flats or apartments in the south side?

This may sound incredibly anal but I can't trust companies that, for example (and by the way this is not dumping on any area here) advertise Allison Street in Govanhill as being in Shawlands. If they bullshit basic facts then what else are they lying about or what information are they withholding?

Thanks as always peeps

Shuggy


Shuggy,
sorry to depress you but I have yet to find any decent letting agents. A shower the lot of them :x
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Re: random question

Postby Fossil » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:25 pm

I am looking for a wooden crate - does anyone know where i could get one cheeply?
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Re: random question

Postby Sharon » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:32 pm

What's it for?

Try eBay.
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