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  1. Try here as a good starting point:


  2. ALWAYS female pointing upwards, and male downwards. No horizontal of more than 150mm. Your so called "Professionals" are WRONG! Never fit flexible liner direct to stove, must be a length of 1mm stainless steel or enamel tubing. You can buy adaptors to go from your stove exit to the flue. There are a myriad of other regulations, all are available on the internet if you search long and hard enough.

  3. Vistaprint is excellent, but ensure you use the UK site not the French site,

  4. I have a BD insert (which is not built in), which has been in place and used for over 7 years, I replace the door rope every year, as well as sweep the flue every couple of months, I tinkered with it when new, to reduce the amount of air entering in round the door, glass and joints. The reason I haven't "built it in" is so that, with reflective foil insulation behind and to the sides, it allows much more heat into the room. In fact the €150 fire, rated at 11kW is our only heating in a 360m3 longere, granted, every wall, floor and ceiling is well insulated, but glad we made the effort, and spent the money on insulation, as our wood used each year is about €100 only. Many say this isn't possible, but I and others know it is.

    A photo to show the installation: http://www.gite-maintenance.co.uk/Portals/63/IMAGES/HOUSE/Lounge.jpg

  5. depending on the livebox you have, after entering your WAP/WEP key at the relevant place on your netbook, you will need to "associate" the netbook to the livebox, basically this means pressing the necessary button on the livebox, on a SAGEM Mk1 Livebox this is on the underside, on a Thomson Mk1 it is a button on the rear. Good luck.

  6. Looks good in that large fireplace, and I appreciate that the vid is only 7 mins. But didn't show any of the sealing of the tubes, or installation plate being fitted, or flexi being secured at its exit, or register plate being sealed to chimney, or required distance needed in front of fire, hope all these happened off camera.

  7. Hi ValB, we too, are home to Bristol for Xmas this year, we, though are going on the ferry from Le Havre to Portsmouth, £80 return, for car + 2 pax. Like you, we too were disappointed when flights too and from Bristol were reduced/stopped, but it was always a possibility that the cheapy airlines would do this. We are only 4hrs from Le Havre, but the ferry we chose was an overnighter, arriving in Portsmouth at 07:00ish, then miss the traffic on the M27??? up the A36 and stop at the truckstop (http://www.hillsidecafe.co.uk)just before Warminster for an almighty English breakfast; arriving in Bristol for about 10am. If you get an overnight ferry back, you again arrive in Le Havre for about 7am, then with your 6hr drive, will be back a little after lunch. Hope it helps.

  8. A plethora of sites available via the internet:


  9. Don't have experience, but the organization, that performs the equivalence of qualifications is called NARIC, this one in English:


  10. Does this help?

    Klima UFH system

    Use the insulation boards then the ufh, then can either lay a screed and tile, or just tile.

  11. If you don't want to go to all the hassle of cutting curved plywood to form top and bottom plates, use the normal metal rail system, but every 5/10 cms etc, cut through the vertical (on the outside curve) and horizontal surfaces, this will then give a good curve to whatever you want, when it comes time to plasterboard, again on the greatest radius side, use a common or garden spray and damp the surface before leaving to rest for 10 mins or so on blocks in centre.

  12. I know some slate Ryanair, but if any one needs a cheap flight at the moment, from Dinard to East Midlands, end June and beginning July, there are flights to be had for €3 each way inc taxes, credit card charges are of course extra. Have booked 2 returns including credit card charges for €32 total.

  13. http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/move/64/en.pdf

    Check out page 7 (just easy to read) and associated EU directive 1999/44/EC, which has been subsumed into ALL EU member states law.

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