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  1. Hi All Onto my next project. I’m installing engineered wood flooring in 3 bedrooms and a hallway upstairs. The bedrooms are very modest (17m2 / 16m2 / 12m2). The hallway is narrow and small with the 3 bedrooms leading off of it. My question is where to start installing the flooring. Bedrooms and work out to the hallway or hallway and go into the bedrooms and your reasoning why would be valuable. Also, I have read on line that you should always use a threshold on every doorway so as to leave an expansion gap but with such modest rooms and a small hallway is this really necessary. I’m just concerned that having 3 thresholds in a small area won’t look very nice. If relevant, I’m using 5mm insulation underneath, with a wooden sub floor. I’ve got an option to buy another 2mm mat to go under this if it’s needed. Thanks  
  2. Hi All Just had a skim coat of plaster put on the walls. I have a spare water based 10L tub of Sous Couche Universelle, can I water this down and use it as the mist/seal coat or do I need to buy an emulsion?
  3. I've been round all the stores in our area and no one sells Delta Court. Leroy Merlin sell this one Plâtre fin AXTON, le sac de 25kg. Has anyone used this, any opinions.
  4. Qullian or anyone else that can help. Following on, I've looked for Delta Court but can't find it. Could you let me know ehere you bought yours and also what I should expect to pay for a bag. I looked on B & Q and finishing plaster is £5 for a 25kg bag and I looked at some today that was 86 euros for a 25kg bag !!
  5. Fantastic job Merlin, let us know when we can order one. Our rescue was in one a few years ago, we were so proud.
  6. Doing some more research. Has anyone had experience using Lutece 2000L as a finishing plaster compared to Delta Court ?
  7. Thanks Quillan I'll head to Gedimat this week and have a look for it.
  8. I've searched and seen this was asked back in 2009 but want to see if anything has changed. I have a friend coming to do some plastering for me and I have to buy the finishing plaster before he comes. What is a french equivalent to finishing plaster that i can buy and where from. We have a Gedimat, Leroy Merlin and Bricorama in our area. Many thanks
  9. Thanks everyone, maybe some more insulation will give us the warmth instead of UFH.
  10. Going to remove the existing horrible carpets upstairs and put down wooden floors. In Bricorama I've seen Pine wood planks (Tounge and groove, 2cm in depth) on sale. Questions: Can you put electric underfloor heating under pine planks or does the wood need to specially treated? If we don't go with underfloor heating does anyone have experience of what thickness mats we should use to avoid the wood getting cold. We live in a wooden chalet in (74). Seen in Bricorama green under matting 5mm or 2.2mm in depth.
  11. I think I know the answer (yes) but want to check. If I am set up as an AE, can I do some seasonal work (Seasonaire) outside of my AE work. I also assume this income does not come under the 32,000 euros I can earn as an AE ?
  12. Quick question, I've got myself sorted and hoping to start a small business under AE scheme. I understand tax on turnover but the CFE that is due after 3 years. How is this calculated. Anyone out there that can quantify.
  13. Thanks for the input. All arranged. For anyone else Peugeot can get the CoC. It takes 21 days and costs £100.
  14. Just want to check something. We are visiting the UK and are buying a 1 yr old car (Peugeot). They need to register the car to tax it so have asked for an address. Do i give a UK address (parents address) to register it or do I give our french address ? We are french residents. Peugeot dealer didn't know anything about a CoC so a bit stuck. Anyone else dealt with Peugeot on this ?
  15. Undreneath wasn't primed with a paint. There was a type of wafer thin paper that just came off when removing the texture (which was a nightmare to remove). I hadn't seen it on anything before. I'm down to the grey/brown paper of the plasterboard. I'll go ask for sous couche. Thanks
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