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Suspended Ceilings (2)

Suspended Ceilings (2) One of my previous posts (Suspended Ceilings 1) provided details of the suspended ceiling system we used.  Like most other people, we could have just fixed plasterboard to the metal studs.  This would not really have achieved what we wanted from our refurbishment – to increase the insulation properties as much as possible in the […]

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Home Automation

Home Automation At the very start of the process to refurbish our London Victorian Apartment, we knew that we wanted to build in the ability for home automation in the future.  It is far simpler to install the wiring (which is relatively inexpensive) prior to installing suspended ceilings, than to install the wiring at a future […]

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Suspended Ceiling (1)

Installing a Suspended Ceiling   Once we had installed the insulation to the inner face of external walls (and dry lined all other walls), we were in a position to start on the suspended ceiling. We wanted a suspended ceiling for the following reasons:   To enable spot lights to be installed at a future […]

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Establish a Budget (1) – cost control of a refurbishment project

Time start work! Right – now we are starting to get into things in detail.  So often over meeting friends in our London apartment, I am often told of a new refurbishment project under way.  The story typically ends with problems of cost, quality, or programme e.g. getting the builder to actually undertake the works (or even […]

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