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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    shame i owe you a red
    We're even you Welsh pillock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    I'm really that happy with the look of it as the tiles that form the ridge are a little too big and the effect is to make it more clunky than I would've liked. Still, not really an issue as I can either change them easily enough or just get used to it.
    You actually haven't got that many options that you listed;

    options;

    1; Live with it.
    2; Take them off and let the rain come in.

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    ^
    You can get smaller ones, shirley?

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    Bloody customers, they should all be shot for their ridiculous questions, no you can't, and my name is not Shirley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Bloody customers, they should all be shot for their ridiculous questions, no you can't, and my name is not Shirley......
    Oh. Bugger.

    Will have to get used to them I suppose.

    Thanks for the help, Bob.

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    looks alright to me Ant.

    why do you care anyway.

    you'll be inside 99% of the time with your 78 inch tv.

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    Have I not mentioned before how absolutely anal-retentative I am?

    I've actually just been outside staring at it and thinking: 'Fock, those are big and ugly'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    how absolutely anal-retentative I am?
    Suppose I should give you the good news and bad news then

    Hmmm, good or bad first?

    The good? ok, well it wont be long and they will be finished, the bad, well about 7 days time the render where your door was is probably going to start cracking, ie where the new stuff joins the old, the cracks will get worse and worse for about 30 days, luckily it isn't structural so your house wont fall down.

    Got a bit more bad news aswell see where your wires are going to be run in those channels? Well you will always forever more be able to see where those channels were

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    The good? ok, well it wont be long and they will be finished, the bad, well about 7 days time the render where your door was is probably going to start cracking, ie where the new stuff joins the old, the cracks will get worse and worse for about 30 days, luckily it isn't structural so your house wont fall down.

    Got a bit more bad news aswell see where your wires are going to be run in those channels? Well you will always forever more be able to see where those channels were
    ...









    Well at least there's still exposed beams I can hang myself from now I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Well you will always forever more be able to see where those channels were
    why?
    what did they do wrong?

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    Nothing, but it will be a differant grade of sand used for the rendering, also they tend to be a bit sloppy on getting the level to the old level so it gets smeared onto either side of the channel which looks a bit crap

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    ^
    but it's not impossible to get it right, if they do it right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    but it will be a differant grade of sand used for the rendering
    And it also occured to me today when I got home to see that they'd been using the sand pile previously heaped in my driveway that my new room would also be built in part from cat poo.

    The cats have been having a right old good time crapping through that.

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    Probably when they first built your house there was a lack of cats poo in the render mix, so that wont help either in matching the mixes

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Probably when they first built your house there was a lack of cats poo in the render mix, so that wont help either in matching the mixes
    Damn it, you're just a bundle of good tidings today aren't you!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    also they tend to be a bit sloppy on getting the level to the old level so it gets smeared onto either side of the channel which looks a bit crap
    An orbitol sander can help here, although personally i would wallpaper any renovation like this to totally hide any evidence or channels or doorways being added or moved. Home pro have some really nice wallpaper and its not expensive. Painted walls are ok back home where the plastered finish is good but here the finish tends to be rough and painted finish looks cheap.

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    Hmmm, good thinking. I guess there's nothing stopping me doing that later is there? That's to say hoping against hope that my cat poo walls turn out alright and covering them if they don't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    but it's not impossible to get it right, if they do it right?
    It's render, they aint making a bloody cake

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    Luckily my wife is neither as short tempered nor stupid as I and pointed out in her usual calm, clear and collected manner (with just a hint of: 'Sigh, I married an idiot) that the chalk line below where the junction box is demarcates the ceiling height and that the pencil marks show the line/area that they are going to rout from the wall to put the cable in.
    grennies for such self-deprecating honesty...

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    Luckily my wife is neither as short tempered nor stupid as I and pointed out in her usual calm, clear and collected manner (with just a hint of: 'Sigh, I married an idiot) that the chalk line below where the junction box is demarcates the ceiling height and that the pencil marks show the line/area that they are going to rout from the wall to put the cable in
    another red for such self depracating green hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    I guess there's nothing stopping me doing that later is there?
    You will definatley see the channels and where the door was. The only way to hide it for sure is to have the whole wall renedered again.
    Most new homes over 3-4 million in Thailand are wallpapered throughout these days. Much nicer I reckon, unless you are counting satang, which i dont think you are by the look of things

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    Most new homes over 3-4 million in Thailand are wallpapered throughout these days. Much nicer I reckon, unless you are counting satang, which i dont think you are by the look of things
    Actually I spoke to the wife about this last night (thanks again for the tip by the way).

    We've decided that we want to do this room in a different colour regardless - sorta like a 'feature wall'. So we're going to have a look at wall papers to see if we can find one that's suitable/we like.

    Failing that I guess - as you say - we'll simply have the whole area re-rendered and go with a paint.

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    wallpaper is always popular in old houses to hide the crack

    good idea actually, much warmer than paint if you find a nice one

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    ^ And better acoustically if you like listening to music or using surround sound systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    And better acoustically if you like listening to music or using surround sound systems
    Interesting... this is the very room that my home theatre is going in also!

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