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DIY advice ( exterior cladding ) ?
« on: 20 January 2015, 21:27:18 »
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 Nearly done with the bungalow interior renovation ,
just started the last  bit (DIY  kitchen ) and I am crap at carpentry  :o 

Next up will be the outside ,  thinking of fitting white uvpc cladding  to the
Front upper half ,  got some astronomical quotes , so itís DIY or not at all ,
quoted £750 just to replace the fascia board !!!!, for f*ck sake itís a bungalow not the London Shard
Anyone got any advice before I make a start ? , ( probably early Spring ,) coz to be honest I will be glad when I get bored of this renovation and the wallet moths are threatening  to contact Oxfam ,  ::)

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Re: DIY advice ( exterior cladding ) ?
« Reply #1 on: 20 January 2015, 21:28:53 »
Hmmm I wonder who used to do that

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Re: DIY advice ( exterior cladding ) ?
« Reply #2 on: 20 January 2015, 23:09:06 »
Hmmm I wonder who used to do that
not me , and the reason I am asking for advice/ experience ,
just paid £500 quid for d/g  double gazed 5 point locking front door ( as recommend by my insurance company , ( local crime rate cat. low, )  that saved me £10 a year on premium,do the math's on cost return , my pay back time points to living to me to 160 years of age
about as much use as a wind farm  on a windless day, or a solar panel in a misty November

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Re: DIY advice ( exterior cladding ) ?
« Reply #3 on: 20 January 2015, 23:19:45 »
I used to do it as I used to be a window fitter

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Re: DIY advice ( exterior cladding ) ?
« Reply #4 on: 21 January 2015, 02:36:38 »
 :D
I used to do it as I used to be a window fitter
Way back in time I worked for a top 10 English company that sold automation
  I  was just the fitter that had to make it work at £5million a pop ,same difference ,
I saved my sanity by working in a boatyard  , and not looking back at the company expenses card and the free Audi  , if I hadn't I wouldn't be  around posting here today,
just my take on life , or should it be IMHO ?,

best regards all on the forum, don't dream rich but just for the elusive contentment ,
for that is priceless ,
Roco

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Re: DIY advice ( exterior cladding ) ?
« Reply #5 on: 21 January 2015, 08:06:34 »
Well let me know if you need any advice

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Re: DIY advice ( exterior cladding ) ?
« Reply #6 on: 22 January 2015, 16:05:18 »
Well let me know if you need any advice
  thankyou:1 ,
cladding has now been downgraded on my list of things to do ,
the kitchen appliances have arrived ,  not looking forward the DIY kitchen make over
( crap carpenter me  ???)  still trying to work out how the Pro guys make perfect worktop joins  , 

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« Reply #7 on: 23 January 2015, 15:41:11 »
Well let me know if you need any advice
  thankyou:1 ,
cladding has now been downgraded on my list of things to do ,
the kitchen appliances have arrived ,  not looking forward the DIY kitchen make over
( crap carpenter me  ???)  still trying to work out how the Pro guys make perfect worktop joins  ,
they use a router and metal guide/jig so both halves of joints are precise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux3EZhhYdZo


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Re: DIY advice ( exterior cladding ) ?
« Reply #8 on: 23 January 2015, 16:12:54 »
Sod that just do a butt joint with metal strip and let all the food and crap go under it lol

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Re: DIY advice ( exterior cladding ) ?
« Reply #9 on: 24 January 2015, 18:47:01 »
Well let me know if you need any advice
  thankyou:1 ,
cladding has now been downgraded on my list of things to do ,
the kitchen appliances have arrived ,  not looking forward the DIY kitchen make over
( crap carpenter me  ???)  still trying to work out how the Pro guys make perfect worktop joins  ,
they use a router and metal guide/jig so both halves of joints are precise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux3EZhhYdZo
  Thanks for the utube link , Heck dont see me buying that kit for a one off job ,
same as using the profiled joiner , mainly as Tom  said about food working it's way under the edge ,
suddenly remembered years back in a Lab ,a f/glass  resin was used ,  so thinking of trying that , easy enough to mix the resin with colour to close match the worktops ,
anyway it is a DIY upgrade , and it's only built in oven-hob -hood and new worktops ,
keeping the Retro bright Orange doors and the cabinets all 14 of them,
It's going to look " way out man "   :o  and  keeping it under my £500 budget  for the complete upgrade ,

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Re: DIY advice ( exterior cladding ) ?
« Reply #10 on: 24 January 2015, 18:56:22 »
I've done it a few times the butt joint and used silicone and its usually fine but a lot if people don't use anything

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« Reply #11 on: 24 January 2015, 19:01:36 »
I've done it a few times the butt joint and used silicone and its usually fine but a lot if people don't use anything
B&Q used to sell some colour matched epoxy type filler to match their worktops,I used when I replaced ours.didn't use the router/jig though actually used a hack saw and cardboard template,found the hacksaw didn't cause the formica to splinter as long as you cut worktop from the correct side,problem is it's so long ago I can't remember if that's from the top(finished) side or the bottom

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« Reply #12 on: 24 January 2015, 19:47:29 »
Thanks guys for the input and thoughts ,much appreciated ,I am sure once I get started
(Worktops del.Tues ), it will all come good , just I hate carpentry , being basically  a tin basher , (you bend it weld it etc ), but do own a jig saw -circular saw -elec planer -elec sander , so only lacking the vital tools = motivation and  experience,
I blame it on my distant  school days , I got thrown out of woodwork lessons
for mucking about , and had to join the girls cookery lessons as  punishment ,
Best move ever , I became their cake taster , and soon got the nickname "Porky",
but sure beat endless hours of pointlessly hand chiselling or plaining bits of wood , ;)
BTW , I am still a crap cook , still rely on sampling the girls cooking in exchange for car repairs and computer stuff ,

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« Reply #13 on: 27 January 2015, 11:20:41 »
still waiting for the worktops , but found the filler that Steve mentioned , it's from "Screwfix.com. ", which came as a surprise as I thought it was a dating agency  ;)

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Re: DIY advice ( exterior cladding ) ?
« Reply #14 on: 06 February 2015, 15:27:11 »
just an update on the bloody Kitchen, F*&$%k it ,

I have given up ( got the Flu )  but have found a Kitchen fitter working next door ,
he is going to fit the worktops &  built in appliances for £150  , all I  got is the plumbing etc. which I don't mind doing , ( yes, I am really crap at carpentry the only wood I enjoy is growing in a forest )

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Re: DIY advice ( exterior cladding ) ?
« Reply #15 on: 07 April 2015, 01:27:46 »
Just an update ,  I got a Carpenter to do the worktops ,  great guy ,did a great job
now getting  him to do the cladding  , 
so a year  this  renovation will be over by end of May >then  "party on dude" time ,
and maybe time  to get my social life back  :-*       lol:1,
then next autumn maybe a new computer build , with Win 10  >:D
guess  I have got to let go of XP eventually  :(

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Re: DIY advice ( exterior cladding ) ?
« Reply #16 on: 07 April 2015, 10:16:36 »
Win 10 Roco woooohooooooooo

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« Reply #17 on: 07 April 2015, 16:56:02 »
Just an update ,  I got a Carpenter to do the worktops ,  great guy ,did a great job
now getting  him to do the cladding  , 
so a year  this  renovation will be over by end of May >then  "party on dude" time ,
and maybe time  to get my social life back  :-*       lol:1,
then next autumn maybe a new computer build , with Win 10  >:D
guess  I have got to let go of XP eventually  :(
if you have one with win 7(or 8 or 8.1) on you can get a free update to win 10 apparently

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Re: DIY advice ( exterior cladding ) ?
« Reply #18 on: 03 May 2015, 19:44:18 »
Just an update on the cladding , it's now done , I found a local chippie  and we worked together on the cladding , Well to be honest I was the tea boy most of the time  :D
indeed very happy with to finished result  ,  now back working on my beach themed back garden , now  just starting to build the pier , (weather permitting) ,  as the sailing boat is now in place ,  lol:1 , there is a method in my madness , never seen anybody cutting grass and weeding a beach ,  ::)


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Re: DIY advice ( exterior cladding ) ?
« Reply #19 on: 04 May 2015, 10:52:15 »
Very nice

 

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