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    Adirondak chairs - timber choice

    Lordship Chairs. Pricey but good quality. Not as good as the ones in this thread though! Shed is finished in Sansin SDF (Saturated) - Baltic Blue. Really impressive (but expensive) product. Loads of colours and different levels of transparency. Ironically I've clad the shed in Siberian Larch...
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    Adirondak chairs - timber choice

    Mine are made of Siberian Larch. Birthday present from the wife for the newly built shed/shack. I didn't make them.
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    SIPPs

    I use AJ Bell for a small SIPP and for a couple ofISAs. Easy to use website and a good range of funds. Fees seem reasonable. SIPP drawn down is straightforward and efficient. Wife has a Standard Life SIPP which seems a lot more complicated. We’ve stuck with the IFA who transferred her DB...
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    Wanting to build a door for a glorified shed with a bit of substance

    Nailed to the rafters. I haven't put soffits in to maximse airflow. I glued bits of OSB topped with mesh to fill gaps between rafters and to hold the insulation in. Drilled holes in rafter noggins so there is airflow between top of insulation and the underside of the roofing OSB
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    Best protection for steel firebowl?

    Best material for a weatherproof and heat proof finish is vitreous enamel. It’s a wonderful material. Might be hard to find a company to do a cheap one off but always worth searching. I visited a company in the Midlands. So helpful. Spent the day there. They did a couple of free drum smoker...
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    How to get rid of flies...

    You need spiders, lots of them.
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    Could EVERYONE stop making stuff so I could afford the materials..

    Understandable supply and demand challenges leading to higher prices. After the spike is over though it'll just be out and out profiteering.
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    Wanting to build a door for a glorified shed with a bit of substance

    Ah sorry. Completely missed the target. :oops: Bottom line is that is the strongest way to brace. More work but when you think about the forces in play it stops any chance of the brace sliding along the ledge. Definitely a case of belt and braces. Thanks for your kind comments about my build...
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    Wanting to build a door for a glorified shed with a bit of substance

    It's a solution to a problem I created for myself. I hadn't factored in a lining for the door opening :oops: If I put one in after the door would be far too narrow. It means there is nothing substantial to fix a normal hinge to. This door is heavy! That only left the 4x2 stud substantial enough...
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    Wanting to build a door for a glorified shed with a bit of substance

    If you follow the Mike G design you don't have OSB on the outside. From inside out it's OSB, Studwork, Building wrap, Battens, Cladding. The OSB acts (to a degree) as a vapour barrier and any vapour that gets through is not trapped. You can put insulation between the studs. The door can be...
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    Wanting to build a door for a glorified shed with a bit of substance

    I’ve recently done something similar. Admittedly I got a joiner friend to make the frame. The only bit I didn’t do myself. Due to my lack of planning and building skills the door opening wasn’t lined so I had to use Parliament hinges and the door is recessed. However, I think that’s the look...
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    Retirement

    The question was far from clear but we got there in the end. My background is IT and I admit to being annoyingly pedantic about what is being asked. When do you know you have enough to retire? When do you know you've had enough (of running a business) and it's time to retire? Hopefully you...
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    Retirement

    8 pages in it's finally clear this is a case of 'Give me what I need, not what I asked for' What you really need is an exit strategy from your share of a business. Sorry, I can't help you :) Best of luck though. I wish you a long, happy and healthy retirement.
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    Retirement

    I really wouldn't ponder. You need to plan now. Probably boost your pension pot or fund other schemes that provide reliable income when you stop work. Extremely hard to catch up in the final 2-3 years
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    Retirement

    I can understand that people are uncomfortable with debt of any kind and prefer to pay it off as quickly as possible. There is good debt such as mortgages (property historically increase in value) and business loans (builds business and creates more income/profit) There is bad debt - Credit...
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    Retirement

    Yebbut you raised the subject of social care after a claim of how simple pension planning is. 🤨
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    Retirement

    My parents both worked all their adult lives. Never took benefits. Paid their NI and taxes. Lived in council houses, paid their rent. Never exercised their right to buy. Saved a small amount for their retirement. Had small private pensions but relied on state pension to live on. Dad had a...
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    Retirement

    I was lucky to have a ‘Final Salary’ defined benefit pension, although sadly it had been capped years ago. I declined the 7 figure quote to transfer it out. I ploughed as much as I could into salary sacrifice Additional Voluntary Contributions in the final few years. It came out of my gross...
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    Retirement

    There’s good debt and bad debt. Nice to pay it all off if you can still live the life you want to lead. I was discussing with a friend today about her situation. She’s 65 owns her house without a mortgage. She had inherited her Mums house years ago and lets her son live there at a subsidised...
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    Retirement

    Interesting thread. Sounds like Bob is in a very good position to 'retire' in 4 years time. My advice is to take on board what people have said they are doing then make sure you get professional advice. Then you'll appreciate the mistakes and bad advice that people have shared, albeit in good...
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