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  1. basil

    House Clearance....

    Anyone have recommendations for this task ? property has abundance of clothing, furniture, crockery, pots and pans, also carpeted throughout......
  2. basil

    Electric garage doors

    Neighbour's looking to install double width door, thoughtfully enquiring of possible cost, local installers, any pros/cons. Any advice would be most appreciated....
  3. basil

    Phone found

    I have found a mobile phone in the street unable get into address/contacts etc, Best route to reunite with owner?.....
  4. basil

    Screws...

    Short screws, long screws, thick screws, thin screws. Question is, which type is best for squeaky floorboards as in the MDF/Chipboard type. My old mate Gilbert reckons that the galvanised outdoor decking are economical however I'd like other advice....
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    Smoke Alarms.....

    So, current abode has x2 mains wired smoke alarms. Is there any regulation that I must replace with wired or can I stick up a couple of battery powered devices. Whilst I get the installation 20 years ago I note that some of the current alarms advertise a battery life of 10 years which will...
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    Stairs....

    Looking to swap the old spindles and handrails with some trendy chrome and glass. I've viewed plenty of pictures however I think this sort of thing needs to be seen in the flesh So the question is where locally (1hr or so drive) might I find showrooms with suchlike on display. Furthermore I...
  7. basil

    Chaggers....

    Received 3 charity collection bags through the letterbox today, the 1st one plopped in before 8:30am. Is this some kind of a record ?.......
  8. basil

    Housing...

    Total f@ck up, Complete f@ck up Lies & lies .......
  9. basil

    TV question....

    Currently have Freesat on one TV Set, I now need it on a second Set on the other side of the house. How do I go about this?......
  10. basil

    Trouble up Eccleshall Road? Monday 27th July 2015

    spotted earlier, plod, detectives and forensics attending a property next to Pure Dental Surgery on the Eccy Rd. Something may have occurred.........
  11. basil

    Structural Engineer in the Stafford area ?

    simple really, my old mate Gilbert is embarking on some alterations to his home and needs some qualified proffesional guidance to avoid the place collapsing on top of him. He was about to remove a load bearing wall the other day, luckily I was on hand to grab the sledgehammer before too much...
  12. basil

    Who do I turn to.......?

    Looking to turn 5 ground floor rooms into 2, can I simply appoint a builder and tell him to get on with it? Or should I use the services of an Architect to provide plans and details of required specification for the builder?....
  13. basil

    He's a right Charlie.......

    Our future King/Head of State/Head of Church/Head of Commonwealth/Lord Protector etc etc puts his right royal boot in it ! 6 months from now hardworking taxpayers will be paying double for Russian Gas whilst the Windsors eat cake. Writes..........
  14. basil

    PMQs......

    Has Dave got a new pair of specs ?........
  15. basil

    San-Gobain Universal factory being demolished

    Well more of factory is coming down, the latest phase in it's demolishment is visible from the Doxey Road. I guess in it's heyday it was the 2nd largest employer (private) in the town.........
  16. basil

    Crying in the Chapel.....

    Whilst enjoying a well earned coffee in The Grove earlier today i overheard a couple of old chaps discussing a forthcoming gig by an Elvis impersonator in the adjacent church. Could such a thing happen ?.......
  17. basil

    Chinese in Brum.......

    Visiting the great metropolis next week and planning a Chinese meal to round off the trip. Looking for somewhere 1/2 decent and reasonably priced that 10-15 mins walk from New Street Station. Anyone got a favourite ?..........
  18. basil

    party time.....

    Have i missed the party conferences? or have they been cancelled due to lack of interest ?......
  19. basil

    What Car ?.......

    I'm soon to purchase a new motor as this will probably be my last ever car I need something that's going to give me 10-15 years of trouble free motoring. I currently average 3k miles a year and no doubt this will only decrease. I shopped around and have a final 3 models of which I will choose 1...
  20. basil

    UKIP........

    The leader chappie was on the wireless this morning banging on about British jobs for British workers blah blah blah etc etc. Seems that he believes that his info will make "people very angry" so how will he or we for that matter know that some people are "very angry" and if they are indeed...
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