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Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 05-11-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,237
Posted By Serkie
Good luck with the build. Hope you have time to...

Good luck with the build. Hope you have time to share some photos? Be good to see it progress.

I’d recommend going for the electric Integra Velux Windows. It’s not just that they open electrically...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 30-10-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,978
Posted By Serkie
Glad you've enjoyed the thread. I hope it's...

Glad you've enjoyed the thread. I hope it's provided some good insight into what to expect for anybody thinking of doing a building project at home. :D

With regards to your question about...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 30-10-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,978
Posted By Serkie
30-Oct-19: Update

Pleased to say the garden works are done. :D

It's a case now of staying off the grass for around 6-8 weeks, then putting a roller over it.

The better half has created a potting plan and wants...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 26-10-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,978
Posted By Serkie
26-Oct-19 - Update...

Morning all, just a quick weekend update.

Unfortunately, the wet weather continues delaying the lawn prep. The chaps have managed to get some more topsoil in-between showers but with more rain...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 24-10-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,978
Posted By Serkie
Thanks for the comments and expert critique. ...

Thanks for the comments and expert critique.

You're right, a few bits could be tidier. I'm told it's 'rustic'. :lol:

Rain stopped play today so not much progress to report. Looks like we're...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 23-10-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,978
Posted By Serkie
23-Oct-19 Update...

Quite a lot of progress today so time for a mini-update.

After some super high-tech marking out(using hose pipe) we worked out the angle of the arc we wanted and then the landscapers set about...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 23-10-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,978
Posted By Serkie
Yep - sweep-in resin type jointing compound. It...

Yep - sweep-in resin type jointing compound. It will be mid-grey colour to match the door frames. :)
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 22-10-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,978
Posted By Serkie
22-Oct-19 Update...

Evening all, time for an update since last week.

Steady progress has been made on the patio which was slightly delayed due to heavy rain last week.

The main footprint is pretty much complete...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 17-10-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,978
Posted By Serkie
Time for another update. Things have...

Time for another update.

Things have progressed but it's pretty much still a mud pit!

So over the last 2 days they've been busy with the digger, dug out the old patio base and also started...
Forum: The Sports and Fitness Zone 15-10-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 161,072
Posted By Serkie
Slowly getting back on the bike after a few weeks...

Slowly getting back on the bike after a few weeks off following the UCI World Championships Sportive up in Harrogate.

Completed the 92-mile route in horrible wet conditions, I was poorly dressed...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 15-10-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,978
Posted By Serkie
Garden Update - October 2019.

After what seems an age waiting our chosen landscapers started work yesterday. Shame it was raining all day!

Day 1

First job was to lift the old patio, didnt take long!

Before...
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Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 10-08-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 32,953
Posted By Serkie
Enjoying this thread, keep it going - looks great!

Enjoying this thread, keep it going - looks great!
Forum: The Sports and Fitness Zone 21-07-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 161,072
Posted By Serkie
78 miles today completing the White Roads...

78 miles today completing the White Roads Classic.

Mix of tarmac and chalk / dirt roads on a road bike = tough day in the saddle and lots of punctures.
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 25-06-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,741
Posted By Serkie
I’ve had something similar with a bathroom basin...

I’ve had something similar with a bathroom basin before. I cured it by plunging it repeatedly until the water drained as expected. In my case some gunk came out of the overflow which I assume was...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 25-06-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,978
Posted By Serkie
Thanks for the kind comments. 1. With...

Thanks for the kind comments.

1. With regards to room temperature, we didn't really have a harsh winter so don't know yet what it's like in sub-zero temperatures. However, the room was lovely and...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 24-06-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,978
Posted By Serkie
Thank you pal. Yes - I want to change the...

Thank you pal.

Yes - I want to change the front windows to match the rears but the wife likes the Georgian Style. In my opinion, I think they look a bit dated in UPVC but SWMBO has other ideas! ...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 24-06-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,978
Posted By Serkie
June 2019 Update

Holy thread resurrection!

Over 6 months now since my last post and I’m happy to report that the time, upheaval, effort and of course expense, was well worth it. It’s a great space and we’re...
Forum: The Sports and Fitness Zone 22-06-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 161,072
Posted By Serkie
66 mile exploratory loop through Hampshire...

66 mile exploratory loop through Hampshire yesterday. Hardly any wind, clear skies and not too hot. Perfect.
Forum: The Sports and Fitness Zone 02-06-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 161,072
Posted By Serkie
84 miles at the Evans Ride-IT Woking Sportive...

84 miles at the Evans Ride-IT Woking Sportive (17.2mph Average).

Blooming hot.
Forum: The Sports and Fitness Zone 31-05-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 161,072
Posted By Serkie
That’s a great figure for a enthusiast cyclist....

That’s a great figure for a enthusiast cyclist. I’d be well happy with that.
Forum: The Sports and Fitness Zone 29-05-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 161,072
Posted By Serkie
From my experience Stravas estimated FTP under...

From my experience Stravas estimated FTP under reads by quite some margin. If you’re consistently holding a 19-20mph average speed over 20 miles then I’d say you will be averaging 225-240W.

Riding...
Forum: The Sports and Fitness Zone 28-05-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 161,072
Posted By Serkie
My last TT was about 25 years ago! I train...

My last TT was about 25 years ago!

I train and ride to power so know it’s going to be a case of pacing. I know my FTP so will ride near to that for a few miles and then try and up the tempo...
Forum: The Sports and Fitness Zone 28-05-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 161,072
Posted By Serkie
Been enjoying the decent weather with lots of...

Been enjoying the decent weather with lots of riding recently, most loops around 45 - 55 miles.

Joined a local cycling club as well and giving their 10 mile TT series ago starting tomorrow. ...
Forum: The Sports and Fitness Zone 04-05-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 161,072
Posted By Serkie
Ouch - It's no fun when you're hurting and just...

Ouch - It's no fun when you're hurting and just want to finish a ride. Stick in there, you will feel the benefit of the ride in a few days once you've recovered.
Forum: 'Films'and TV Zone 27-04-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,386
Posted By Serkie
Saw it last night with the family and planning to...

Saw it last night with the family and planning to see it again Monday with some friends. We absolutely loved it, some truly epic moments!

I’d rate it 3000. ;)
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